St. Joe Lofts is a model sustainable artist development. It is the first and sustains as the only residential artist community in New Orleans’s Arts District.

St. Joe Lofts offers artists residency coupled with programming to promote success: affordable housing, first-class exhibition and event space, and opportunities for residents and affiliates alike to network, showcase, and foster creative growth.

St. Joe Lofts was built for artists. Its infrastructure and facilities are more than handsome living, though. St. Joe Lofts since inception has been principally a community. Bridging residents with the City of New Orleans, the St. Joe Lofts’ Artist Community hosts regular events and exhibitions, purposing to cultivate the city’s rich history with the arts.


St. Joe Lofts is a cutting-edge renovation of the historical Prager, Inc. and Woodward Wight & Co. buildings. Under the unwavering leadership of its developer, the latent genius of its interior designers, and the experience commanded by New Orleans’s top construction and design firms – no detail was compromised.

Arts & Culture.

  • Affordable artist units
  • Premium exhibition & event space


  • Fully-featured Whirlpool appliances, among them washer/dryer, dishwasher, refrigerator, oven, & microwave
  • Granite countertops & sinks
  • Wooden cabinetry throughout
  • Exposed Louisiana hard tan brick (select units)
  • Suspended light fixtures
  • Brushed nickel hardware
  • Gated parking
  • Patios & courtyards
  • Wireless internet
  • Cox Communications ready (e.g., digital cable, high-speed internet, digital telephone, etc.)

Sustainable building.

  • Energy-efficient appliances & HVAC systems
  • Solar-powered common area
  • Energy efficient low thermal emissivity (low-e) glazing
  • Low volatile organic compound (VOC) paint
  • Advanced soundproofing & insulation


  • Gated premises (remote control-accessible)
  • Closed-circuit camera security system
  • Nighttime security guard


St. Joe Lofts is located in the crux of New Orleans’s Arts District and is steps away from some of the city’s most prominent museums, galleries, and lifestyle:

  • Contemporary Arts Center
  • Ogden Museum
  • Confederate Museum
  • The WWII Museum
  • Julia Street’s art galleries
  • Rouse’s Market
  • Convention Center
  • Canal Street & the French Quarter


Income Restricted + Market-Rate

Income-Restricted Units.

As a space devoted to offering affordable living and event space to artists, income-restricted leases are available. While all income-restricted units are currently occupied, we encourage all interested individuals to complete and submit an artist application.

Market-Rate Units.

Not an artist? Not a problem. St. Joe Lofts also offer market-rate units.


To apply for housing,

Apply Online!

Submit your Application for Artist Housing online.

Apply Online!


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Print & complete a hard copy of the Application.

After completing your hardcopy Application, kindly arrange for delivery to the our address, as provided below.
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