Founded in 2000 by self-taught artist Charles Gillam, the Algiers Point destination features work that pays tribute to Louisiana’s rich musical heritage and stands as one of the South’s few “living” folk art environments. Mixed-media statuary, poured concrete sculptural forms, and a small museum housing music memorabilia and works by noted self-taught artists are all located on the property.
Highlights include pieces by Roy Ferdinand, Lonnie Holley, and Mr. Imagination as well as Gillam’s own “Blues Greats” series featuring the sculpted faces of Al Hirt, Pete Fountain, Memphis Minnie, and Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, among others.
- Guided Tours
- Educational Workshops
- Community Programs
- Folk Art Fest
- Internship/Volunteer Opportunities
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