New Orleans Photography and Video Studio Rentals


Arabi Visual Arts offers two affordable spaces for rent to photographers, filmmakers, artists, as well as small businesses or organizations needing meeting space.  There are multiple options available, so please read carefully or call Christopher Ryan at 504-373-9476 for a free tour of the facility.

The studio is located in Arabi, which is only a ten minute drive from the French Quarter making it an ideal location for New Orleans photography and video studio rentals.  We are also convenient to just about any location in St. Bernard Parish.


Complete Studio Rental Package – Large Studio

Description: This package includes full use of the main space, which is 17′ wide by 33′ long.  The space is located in the St. Claude Arts Building which includes plenty of parking, men’s & women’s restrooms, and is located immediately next door to a barber shop, styling salon, and Canseco’s Market.

  • Complete studio space to yourself.
  • All lighting (see full description below).
  • Two work tables and 1 office chair.
  • Modeling stool, apple box, office chair.
  • Small rolling cart to organize your gear or props.
  • Use of any props in our props closet.
  • Tethering cable for Nikon (other brands coming soon).
  • Step ladder and full size ladder.
  • Standard backdrop rack that holds up to 3 rolls of paper.
  • Tripod
  • Blackout curtains cover all windows for complete privacy and control of lighting, OR remove them to make use of daylight.

Pricing:

  • HOURLY: The hourly rate is only available between 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.: $75 per hour 
  • HALF DAY:  Any four hour period starting at/after 9:00 AM and ending by 9:00 PM:  $200
  • FULL DAY: Start at/after 9:00 AM and end anytime up to 9:00 PM. $300
  • OVERNIGHT: Start anytime after 9:30 PM and end by 8:30 a.m. the next morning.  $200

Extra Products & Services

  • CARE PACKAGE: One hour of time with the owner or staff to assist with configuring the space to suit your needs.  This hour can start prior to your rental, giving you even more time.  With this option, you are also able to cancel with full refund of the rental fee & deposit for any reason at any time up until the one hour has expired.  The Care Package fee would not be returned.  $50
  • ASSISTANT: Owner or other staff to be present during the regular hours of your studio rental. $20 per hour.
  • LAPTOP: $30 for the entire rental period.
  • CAMERA (Nikon D-750): $50 for the entire rental period.  Includes several lenses.
  • BACKGROUND PAPER: One roll of background paper is included in the rental if it does NOT touch the floor.  If you chose to roll it out for seamless effect, the rate is $2 per linear foot.
  • ART REMOVAL FEE: This space also functions as the gallery for the owner, Christopher Ryan.  Prints line two sides of the wall and generally will not interfere with any shoots.  However, should a customer prefer empty walls, we can remove all of the images for a one time fee of $30.  
  • FOLDING CHAIR RENTAL: $3 per chair.
  • SMALL STUDIO – Add the small studio at half the normal rates to use as a dressing room, work area, or alternative space.  

Call Christopher Ryan at 504-373-9476 to book or to schedule a free tour


Small Studio

The small studio measures 6′ wide by 24′ long.  It is ideal for photographers shooting headshots with their own gear.

Pricing:

  • HOURLY: The hourly rate is only available between 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.: $20 per hour 
  • HALF DAY:  Any four hour period starting at/after 9:00 AM and ending by 9:00 PM:  $75
  • FULL DAY: Start at/after 9:00 AM and end anytime up to 9:00 PM. $125

Extra Products & Services

  • CARE PACKAGE: One hour of time with the owner or staff to assist with configuring the space to suit your needs.  This hour can start prior to your rental, giving you even more time.  With this option, you are also able to cancel with full refund of the rental fee & deposit for any reason at any time up until the one hour has expired.  The Care Package fee would not be returned.  $50
  • ASSISTANT: Owner or other staff to be present during the regular hours of your studio rental. $20 per hour.
  • LAPTOP: $30 for the entire rental period.
  • CAMERA (Nikon D-750): $50 for the entire rental period.  Includes several lenses.
  • ART REMOVAL FEE: If you need this space without art on the walls there is a $30 fee.
  • LIGHTS/GEAR/PROPS: Ask for a quote to suit your needs.

 

Call Christopher Ryan at 504-373-9476 to book or to schedule a free tour


Meeting Space 

This is the large studio (17′ X 33′) with 20 folding chairs.  The difference is that lights on stands, and carts will be removed.

Pricing:

  • HOURLY: The hourly rate is only available between 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.: $75 per hour 
  • HALF DAY:  Any four hour period starting at/after 9:00 AM and ending by 9:00 PM:  $200
  • FULL DAY: Start at/after 9:00 AM and end anytime up to 9:00 PM. $300
  • OVERNIGHT: Start anytime after 9:30 PM and end by 8:30 a.m. the next morning.  $200

Call Christopher Ryan at 504-373-9476 to book or to schedule a free tour


Photography/Art Exhibition Space

Host your own photography or art exhibition and have full use of both spaces and all lights configured any way you would like.  $1,000 for a full week.  Optionally, book our staff to guarantee opening hours for only $20 per hour.  This is YOUR space for the entire time and can be used for studio purposes as well.  It will be configured to your specifications based on the lighting, gear, furniture and accessories we have in stock.  

Call Christopher Ryan at 504-373-9476 to book or to schedule a free tour