Bywater, you're right next to the French Quarter. I wish I was in N.O. We were last there in November.
Any plans to take the streetcar out to the Garden District and Audobon Park? Lots to see out there. Are you taking a cemetery tour? A long time ago, you could walk through the cemeteries on your own, but not anymore, except for perhaps the cemetery in the Garden District.
Do you like olives? Grab a Muffuletta to go from Central Grocery, on Decatur, for lunch. Perhaps one to share. They're big.
Larry Casso is a local artist and teacher. He was born and raised in New Orleans. He founded and is still director of the Baton Rouge Fine Arts Academy. He does sell his work, and I know he has prints because he and his wife gave us a limited edition set the last time we saw them.
If you are on Facebook, you can see examples and explanations of Larry's work on his Facebook page, which is open, you don't have to "friend" him to see everything on his page.
Tip: Avoid engaging with the panhandlers in the French Quarter, who will literally stop you on the street and start a conversation or offer you something for which they expect a "donation".
Lots of homeless kids and others hanging around, as well, but our experience is that they keep to themselves. It's hard to see the kids, though ...