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May 13 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pmFree
KID smART is excited to host its 10th annual ART JAM on May 13 outside of the Andre Cailloux Center for Performing Arts and Cultural Justice located at 2541 Bayou Road in New Orleans. This annual free family-friendly arts festival is a community celebration of all things art, education and joy that features hands-on activities, live performances, arts-based workshops and more!
ART JAM activities will be led by KID smART teaching artists as well as 826 New Orleans, Art Camp 504, Broadmoor Arts and Wellness Center, Bonfolk, New Orleans Public Library, NOLA Artist Incubator, Whole Village Art Therapy, ricRACK, The Green Project, Waldorf School, YAYA and YEP. Children will have the opportunity to fully immerse themselves in workshops that range in topics from button making, mixed media crafting, and even sock and necklace designing. Each activity highlights the ways in which arts-based instruction can advance academic learning—a hallmark of KID smART’s organizational mission.
In addition, musical performances will include Preservation Hall, The Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, Make Music NOLA, Monique Lorden and Blōdie. There will also be a raffle including prizes from local vendors such as the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, A Studio In The Woods, ricRACK, Bonfolk, Haley Kraut of Monarch Market, and more. Bayou Road favorites Froot, Open Hands Food Truck and New Orleans Creamery Gelato Truck will have food available onsite for purchase at the event.