Algiers Folk Art Fest on Saturday, November 4, 2017

algiers folk art fest poster

Algiers Folk Art Fest poster created by Charles Gillam

On Saturday, Nov. 4 from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m., the Algiers Folk Art Zone & Blues Museum will host the sixth annual Algiers Folk Art Festival. A showcase of regional folk art, the free event will feature artists’ tents, live musical entertainment, and food-truck concessions.

Artists who will be showing and selling their work include: Charles Gillam, Sr., Dylan Bell, Jennifer Blanchard, Maggie McEleney, Paul “Jawbone” Douroux, Dianne Baquet, Cely Pedescleaux, Chris Grisaffe, Jennifer Cart, Nate Scott, Destiny Fields, Ransom McCormick, Jr., Robin Fournet. There will be paintings, sculptures, mixed media arts, collage, pottery, jewelry, and other creative works on display and available for purchase. We encourage you to support these folk artists by buying their works!

Free live music includes some of New Orleans’ best-known performers: the Brian Murray Traditional Jazz Band, Paul Sanchez, Little Freddie King, Bruce Sunpie Barnes, and a neighborhood kids group, the Confetti Park Players.

Children’s arts & crafts will be provided by Confetti Kids, a non-profit organization that helps maintain neighborhood playgrounds and hosts kid-friendly events in Algiers Point.

Concessions will include specialty items by New Orleans’ area food trucks, plus beer, wine, and soft drinks.

Funds raised will be used toward enhancing the Zone’s programming and facilities as well as creating initiatives for increased visibility to self-taught artists.



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