Last week I mentioned that "Fest for All" and "Stabbed in the Art," two different but art related events were to take place. I did attend both, and they were very good. I am a member of the Louisiana Art and Artists Guild (LAAG) and there is a meeting scheduled this week. There is also an "art hop" event taking place sponsored by the Mid city South Merchants. It is supposed to feature artists, galleries, and offers viewers free rides from venue to venue throughout mid Baton Rouge. This event is called "Hot Art, Cool Nights." I plan to go to these events as well, and will of course let you know about it here. Before moving to Baton Rouge, I figured there would be some kind of art scene, but I had no idea it would be this thriving!
"Stabbed in the Art" is a monthly exhibition and art party. It features the work of 12-24 artists, a live DJ, and an open bar. It takes place in an out-of-business neighborhood market in the Garden District of Baton Rouge. The owner of the building opens it up once a month for this purpose. This open forum offers artists the opportunity to socialize, network, display and sell their work in a common area. The event is very positive, and although I have only been one time so for, I think the quality and content of work will be different each time. I am excited about next months exhibition!
"Fest for All" was an art exhibition and sale that featured artists form across the country. I spoke to some artists from as far away as Missouri and Nebraska. In addition, the Shaw Center, offered free admission throughout the weekend. This art festival also offered food, music, artist demos, and events for children. Some photos from the event are below. I had a very good time and saw some interesting work. It reminded me of the Des Moines Arts Festival in Iowa, an event that I helped with in the past.
I have also been very busy in my studio. In addition to the exhibition opportunities I wrote about last week, I was contacted by the New Emerging Artists Houston Art Fair. I plan to submit some work there as well, and so my studio is jammed packed with activity and multiple projects.
It's going to be a busy, art infused spring! As new events occur, I will write about it here. Please post your comments, see you next time.