Wednesday, October 19, 2011

NOLA Art Scene...

This is a great time to be in New Orleans... the weather is perfect and if you are into the Arts at all, there are so many things going on around town that we might just might rival New York City! 

I'm trying to catch up with everything going on (since I was in HAWAII for a week - awesome trip btw!!) and this post is a little late since some of these things we are smack in the middle of - but there's still time to check them out!
This week is the New Orleans Film Festival  and I'm hoping to check out American Teacher tonight if it's not sold out!

This week is also NOLA Fashion Week and it's a great platform for local designers to showcase their latest collections. Plus my lovely boss Shaun Smith designed the VIP lounge so that's fun!

This Saturday is the kick off party for the opening of Prospect 2. This is probably the event I am most looking forward to. It is one of the leading biennials of international contemporary art in the United States with 26 artists from around the world. The Hubs and I came down from NYC a couple of years ago for Prospect 1 and were completely blown away. The art exhibits are throughout the city and we just rode our bikes around to check out all of the exhibits. I HIGHLY recommend coming in town for this event!! It runs from October 22nd to January 29th, 2012.

Silly picture of me at one of the exhibits from 2009.

This Saturday, October 22nd is also our big fundraiser event for Clouet Gardens, our little neighborhood park right across the street from our house! We are having circus acts, fire throwers, tarot readings, Bollywood Bounce music and of course yummy food and drink! Please come by if you're a local!

Clouet Gardens!

Costumes encouraged in the monkey/Bollywood theme!

New Orleans Fringe Fest is November 16-20. The festival has over 70 performing groups from around the world! Most events are right in the Marigny/Bywater so it will be a lot of fun. And our block is participating in the Yard Art - we still have to come up with our "art" piece though!

Whew... I think I covered most of what is happening around town! Oh and of course the obvious, Halloween in New Orleans can't be rivaled! 

After this post I feel like I should work for the New Orleans Tourism Committee?!  

1 comment:

Annie said...

Here's a link about another great upcoming art event in NOLA!

Shameless self promotion :-)