Past Events

November 30, 2011
Artist Service


Join us at Trouser House for the inaugural event of Artist Service: a meeting for artists so they have a platform to share and discuss finished work or work in progress. Please bring a finished piece or sample of your work in progress.

November 19, 2011
Artist’s After Hours

The public is invited to join Salon artists for extended hours Saturday evening to view the Salon des Refuses and enjoy a glass of wine.

November 12, 2011
Trouser House two-year anniversary party

Featuring the Salon des Refuses exhibit and local band Picnic in the Trouser House farm.

October 22, 2011
Salon des Refuses
October 22 – November 30, 2011

Salon des Refuses at Trouser House examines the birth of the avant-garde. The unjuried exhibit will feature work by local, national, and international artists. Work in all mediums will be included, with performance-based presentations by culinary, audio, and digital artists. This Parisian-style exhibit emphasizes the decadence and rebellion of the original Salon des Refuses (circa 1863).

October 8, 2011
Visual Vitriol: David Ensminger and the Anthropology of Punk
$5, all ages

A one-night presentation of over 300 punk art posters, with musical line-up by Osa Atoe. Featured bands include Nervous Juvenile (NOLA) and Sparrowhawk (NOLA).

This event will also include the release of the long anticipated Zine Library Catalogue Zine about Zines (*and redundant titles)! Be sure to come by to pick up a copy of this publication–outlining the zine show at Trouser House last fall, with essays by NOLA celebrities Nathan Jesse and Doreen Piano.

Eat Me, Drink Me
June 11 – July 31, 2011
Second Saturday performances:
June 11, 6-10pm
July 9, 6-10pm

Eat me, Drink Me is an interactive performance presenting culinary artists and mixologists from New Orleans. In the maze-like environment, viewer-participants are invited to navigate a series of rooms featuring floating plates with bite-sized morsels for the taking.  Unique miniature beverages will augment the experience, resulting in an art exhibit that piques tastebuds across the palate. Eat Me, Drink Me artists are Dawn Snead, Joann Amlin, Chris Churchy Cummings, and Rhiannon Enlil.

April 9-16, 2011
Our Man
a performance by Goat in the Road Productions

Tickets $10
For advance reservations, please email
April 9: 7pm and 9pm
April 15: 8pm
April 16: 8pm

Our Man is a comedic multidisciplinary performance work that explores the intersection of performance and politics in the modern age, through the lenses of 1950’s era radio broadcasts, and a decidedly fictional approach to American political history. Two men in a small glass box are tasked with narrating the life and accomplishments of one of the nations most controversial leaders, “The Gipper”. Forced to perform the same radio play over and over again for an invisible audience, the lines of fact and fiction blur as the men begin to slowly re-write the course of history in an effort to entertain each other and understand the context of their unusual situation. Through clever and hilarious half truths and brutal mudslinging tactics, the two find themselves arguing their way through small towns in the Midwest, all the way to Europe on the front lines of WWII, all the while deciding whether or not to elect their only possession, an old wooden tennis racquet, their President.

Our Man is conceived and performed by GRP’s William Bowling and Christopher Kaminstein, and is written by the duo and collaborator Sascha Stanton-Craven.

Goat In The Road is a young, New Orleans based performance ensemble, dedicated to the production of original and invigorating new works or theatre, dance, performance art, and educational programming. Their work has been presented at the New Orleans Fringe Festival in 2008 (Calculus of Hope) and 2009 (Major Swelling Salvation Salve Medicine Show) and in other theaters and site-specific locations around New Orleans. For more information visit

March 24-27, 2011

March 24 and 25: gallery hours, 6-9pm
March 26 and 27: gallery hours, 12-9pm

Trouser House will host special hours for The Glass Menagerie exhibit during the New Orleans Tennessee Williams festival. The exhibit is free and open to the public, festival attendees are welcome and encouraged to visit.

March 25, 2011

Author David Young reads short fiction in the Trouser House farm.

David Young is from San Antonio, Texas.  In 2006, he graduated from Trinity University with a BA in history.  From 2007 to 2009, he lived and worked in rural Morocco with the Peace Corps.  Afterwards, he considered this a good decision.  He is currently living in New Orleans, teaching, writing, and generally having a good time of it.

March 26, 2011

Local writer Phillip Jordan reads in the Trouser House farm.

Phillip Jordan was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He attended the University of Pittsburgh, majoring in Literature. After earning his degree he moved to New York City for graduate work at The City University of New York. In 2009 he moved to New Orleans where he teaches creative writing.

Saturday, March 12, 2011
The Glass Menagerie

March 12 – May 30, 2011

The Glass Menagerie is a contemporary art exhibit featuring work by eight New Orleans-based glass artists. Inspired by Tennessee Williams’ play of the same name, the installation includes glass art by Mark Morris, Joshua Cohen, Carlos Zervigon, Francine Stock, Althea Holden, Stephen T. Fuller “Drake,” Nick Van der Does, and Christian Stock. Artists featured in The Glass Menagerie employ a range of techniques–from glass blowing to sandblasting to kiln casting. The resulting visual menagerie presents both thematic and tangible ties to Tennessee Williams’ epic play, presenting The Glass Menagerie as you have never seen it before.

Friday, January 21, 2011
Unit B(gallery), San Antonio, Texas
Zine Library

January 21 – March 5, 2011

Zine Library is a traveling exhibit, originating at Trouser House in Fall 2010. The exhibition features work by 50 zinesters from New Orleans, Austin, and Mexico City. Zine Library connects the art of Zine-making with the impetus for the medium—the Do-it-Yourself movement, intersocial dynamics, and issues surrounding copyright and distribution of printed matter.

Zinesters include Sterling Allen, Brian De La Garza, Amber Rademacher, Corinne Luperfido, Ben Judson, Maddie Ruthless, Ryan Peterson, and Adriana Lara to name a few.

Opening reception: Friday, January 21, 6:30-10pm
Gallery hours: Saturdays 3-5pm and by appointment

Saturday, December 11, 2010
Business Casual


Come to Trouser House for the opening of Business Casual, a multi-media graffiti installation by David Vega. Opening festivities include a guest appearance by DJ Matty, from 8-10pm.

Sunday, October 17, 2010 (Double Feature!)
Zine Library Reading Room


Community Food Security Discussion Group

Take some time to browse the Zine Library collection OR attend a Trouser House farm tour and discussion group, held in conjunction with the Community Food Security Coalition Conference.
For the Library Reading Room, please RSVP to

Saturday, October 10, 2010
Zine Library Reading Room


Take some time to browse the Zine Library collection while relaxing in the Trouser House Reading Room with a cup of coffee.
Please RSVP to

Saturday, September 11, 2010
Zine Library


Come to Trouser House for the opening of Zine Library! Opening festivities include a set by musical guests Firebrand, an all girl punk band from New Orleans.

Saturday, June 26, 2010
Community Farm Day

Saturday, May 25, 2010
Mural Painting Workshop

As part of the ReUse District’s ReFest, Trouser House will host a mural painting workshop for students of all ages. Check us out before heading to The Green Project for music and movies! The event is hosted Trouser House staff and local artist Niko Ciglio.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Join us for our monthly Second Saturday opening featuring Exoskeletons an exhibition by New Orleans-based artist Kate Hanrahan.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Join us for our monthly Second Saturday opening featuring Vs. an exhibition by New Orleans-based artist Siobhan Feehan.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Join us for our monthly Second Saturday opening featuring Denominators an exhibition by New Orleans-based artist Stephen Kwok.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Community Farm Day (chicken coop construction)

Help build a home for Trouser House’s chickens! An omelette lunch will be served.

Saturday, February 13, 2010
Open House (multimedia art, compost)

Second Saturday open house and informational exhibition featuring The Journey of the Opportunist by Angela and Mark Walley with an education-based presentation on compost.

Saturday, December 12, 2009
Open House (soil, sound)

Second Saturday open house and informational exhibition featuring a sound installation by Robert Henke and an education-based presentation on soil content.

Saturday, December 7, 2009
Community Farm Day + Potluck dinner

Join Trouser House for a farm workday and potluck dinner. From 1-5pm we will be preparing the plot for raised bed construction. At 5pm, we will feast! A vegetarian entree and salad will be provided…you bring the fixings. Beer and water served all day long.

Saturday, November 14, 2009
Open House (urban farm, urban art)

Come for the first open house, scheduled in conjunction with the St. Claude Arts District monthly event — Second Saturday!


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