New Orleanians, this will be excellent! I will be in Chicago during this event. Bummer.
Art in the Yard is a fundraising event featuring live music by Sunpie Barnes and the DeSoto Street Band and locally made art work by painter Dr. Charles Smith, jewelry maker Bridgeja’ Baker, walking stick carver Nathan Scott, ceramist Joy Gauss, muralist Jamar Pierre, illustrator Tracey “Tangerine” Davis, quilter Cecelia Pedesclaux, wood-stain painter Darrin Butler, and found-object artist Christopher Kirsch.
The event will be MC’d by Nick Spitzer, host of NPR’s “American Routes,” and will raise monies to repair the Katrina-damaged roof of the Folk Art Zone museum, operated by Charles Gillam, a self-taught artist who works in salvaged wood to depict the musicians and musical heritage of New Orleans.
The free event takes place on Saturday, October 1 at 4-7p, at the Algiers Folk Art Zone & Blues Museum, located at 207 LeBoeuf Street at the levee.