WEBINAR “APPLYING TO JAZZ FEST CRAFTS”
Free streaming on demand brought to you by www.artsneworleans.org and www.nojazzfest.com
WELCOME TO CRAFTS, VILLAGES & MARKETPLACES!
BEGINNING IN THE EARLY ‘70s WITH A HANDFUL OF ARTISANS – from self-taught painter and street preacher Sister Gertrude Morgan, to acclaimed jewelry designer Mignon Faget and Louisiana Coushatta basket weavers – the Festival’s Crafts now include the diverse works of hundreds of regionally and nationally acclaimed artists in multiple distinct event venues.
Filled with music, art, and energy, the Congo Square African Marketplace is alive with the culture and spirit which helped create the jazz and heritage for which New Orleans is known. You will find an array of local, national and international artisans exhibiting ancient crafting techniques, as well as modern variations and adaptations of those techniques. Enjoy the exchange of wares, customs and ideas that embodies a true marketplace experience as you encounter people and art from throughout the African Diaspora. While at the market, be sure to visit the Sankorè Pavilion’s African Drum Village with African drum carvings, drumming workshops by master drummers Mark Vaughn and Wesley Phillips and an exhibit celebrating 35 years of Koindu at Congo Square.
Click here to Apply to the 2017 Congo Square African Marketplace
Contemporary Crafts, set among blues, jazz and gospel music tents in Heritage Square, is a nationally recognized showcase of alluring handcrafted clothing, beautiful leather goods and musical instruments, along with a brilliant array of paintings, photographs, sculptures and irresistible jewelry. Certain to please your creative inquiries, observe ongoing skilled demonstrations of metal work and painting, as well as pottery turning.
Click here to Apply to the 2017 Contemporary Crafts
In Louisiana Marketplace, the state’s finest traditional and contemporary artists display and sell hand-colored photographs, Creole and Acadian furniture, whimsical jewelry and other creations that evoke the state’s unique cultural landscape.
Click here to Apply to the 2017 Louisiana Marketplace