MarcheCréole is an initiative of  the Heritage Foundation for Arts and Cultural Sustainability, a 501(C)(3) organization at ArtEgg Studios. The Foundation is dedicated to increasing understanding and awareness about all of the arts and its contributions to cultural heritage.

Lowthian Design Works set up a WordPress site using a very unique theme with some customization. The site also has market member page logins and a calendar of events.

Tepuy Activewear is a vibrant, fashion-forward U.S. brand committed to quality, durability and performance.

Designs, inspired by South American roots, are bright, colorful and full of energy, expressing our love of natural beauty and life itself.

Tepuy Activewear is a certified woman owned small business.

A journalist with first hand experience in caregiving shares her own experience and other’s stories to provide encouragement and advice to all who work through the challenges and experience the joys of caring for others.

ArtEgg Studios is a 50,000 sq. ft. former produce warehouse for American Beauty Eggs, Butter and Turkeys. Located in the Broad Street Cultural Products District in New Orleans, ArtEgg was founded in 2001 by Dr. Esther R. Dyer. Since inception, ArtEgg has been a creative space for creative people. Devastated after Katrina, ArtEgg was totally renovated, restored and upgraded to include sustainable design features such as bamboo flooring, solar tracking skylights, solar tubes, energy efficient fixtures. The first floor has intact produce coolers converted to storage for art collections, studios for artists and musicians, workshops for set builders, and offices for nonprofits and entrepreneurs. They are proud to be home to Break Out!, Kids Rethink New Orleans, Roots of Music, Women of Vision, the LGBT Community Center, the Change for Development Foundation and the Heritage Foundation for Arts and Cultural Sustainability.

We started helping ArtEgg while in New Orleans in 2006. We helped them move to a Joomla Website using 3 templates for three different programs all in the same website. We have also helped them with finding new hosting, some training and on-site tech support work.

Visit their site at ArtEgg.com

RUBARB (Rusted up beyond all recognition Bikes) is an all volunteer run space, which means no bosses, no workers and no pay. They all participate in making the space, tools and parts organized and accessible, and any money that is received goes toward tools and parts and all other basic needs of the shop. Their primary goal is to provide adequate tools and competent help to meet the needs of those who desire to build and repair bikes. RUBARB is an educational space where we all can share and learn from each other’s skills and experiences.

We met up with RUBARB while in New Orleans. While they were trying to recover and rebuild bikes, we wanted them to have a great web presence to help them find volunteers and funding. The site is built in Joomla with a custom template designed by Lowthian Design Works. We have also helped them with training and obtaining free website hosting as a non-profit.

UPDATE: Site completely reworked October 2017

Visit their site at RUBARBike.com

The Oak Ridge Environmental Peace Alliance is a collection of eternally hopeful souls who believe they have the power to create the world we hope to live in. OREPA is committed to nonviolence toward their main focus of stopping nuclear weapons production at the Y12 Nuclear Weapons Complex in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, and protecting the environment threatened by legacy and ongoing activities at the Oak Ridge Nuclear Reservation.

We have been helping OREPA with their site since 2011. We helped them obtain free website hosting and update their site to a newer WordPress template. We look forward in the near future to migrating their site to a responsive design.

You can visit their site at Orepa.org

Hands of Guatemala is an online shop where people can go to purchase beautiful hand crafted items from Guatemala. These crafts are hand woven and embroidered by the women of Chajul Guatemala.
The site is build in Bigcommerce using one of their new Stencil themes.

We also support Hands of Guatemala with order processing and shipping training, social promotions and SEO optimization.

Koinonia Farm was founded in 1942 as a “demonstration plot for the kingdom of God.” This meant a community of believers sharing their lives and resources, following the example of the first Christian communities as described in the Acts of the Apostles. Residents, interns and visitors on the farm are invited “to serve a period of apprenticeship in developing community life on the teachings and principles of Jesus.”

Koinonia Farm was the first website designed by Lowthian Design Works. It has gone through 4 major revisions to it’s current WordPress site. We have also helped Koinonia with training and e-newsletter support as well as on-site tech support. We helped them obtain free website hosting for being non-profit.

Visit their site at the link below, you can also find a donate link there to support their great work!

Café Campesino is a coffee roaster and coffeehouse in Americus Georgia. Among our first clients, we have worked with the staff in many capacities including designing and implementing their current website. The site is built in an e-commerce site running in BigCommerce using a modified template. The site is fully responsive (user friendly on all devices).

We also provided training and on-going support with their store as well as helping with email updates and on-site tech support.

Girls Rock New Orleans is dedicated to building self-confidence in girls, transgender, and gender non-conforming youth through music education. Our programs foster creative expression, collaboration, and social consciousness, while providing tools to be active participants in their own communities.

Lowthian Design Works did not do any of the original design work, however we migrated a Ruby on Rails website to a Responsive WordPress site. The original site, though well designed, was difficult to update, always having to go through the designer. Now on WordPress, anyone in the organization can log on and make edits to the site. We also moved hosting so they could get free non-profit hosting.

Visit Their Website