Ashé's mission is to use art and culture to support human, community and economic development.

The Ashé Cultural Arts Center was established in 1998 in a vacant former department store space. Ashé provides opportunities for visual art exhibitions and performances, education, community programs, and partnerships that lift up the work of African American artists and culture bearers. Over the last 20 years, Ashé has expanded their space to include the entire building for artists and community use as well as artist apartments. Most recently Ashé developed the Ashé powerhouse, a state of the art performance and exhibit space in a newly renovated historic building around the corner.



1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., New Orleans, 70113