FestForAll – Food, Art, Music, Theater, Poetry, Dance, Fun
April 2 & 3, 2016
Downtown Baton Rouge
A massive THANK YOU to everyone who made Fest For All a huge success! Here’s to all of the artists, volunteers, performers, participants, families and friends who joined us to celebrate art, creativity and community! Plans for 2017 will be underway soon. Stay in touch with us here and on our Facebook pages!
Award of Excellence: Cathryn Martinez – Jewelry
Denise Greenwood Loveless – Clay/Mixed Media
Deborah O’Keeffe – Mixed Media
Margaret Luttrell – Encaustic Painting
Harold Miller – Sculptor/Clay
Jeremy Ballard – Glass
Rocky Broome – Clay
Lynn Langhoff – Fiber
D.S. Reif – Painting
Jim Watkins – Drawing
Vernon Smith – Wood
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The Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge announces FestForAll 2016, to be held on April 2 & 3 in downtown Baton Rouge!
New for this year, the festival, free and open to the public, will stretch along North Boulevard from 5th Street and the Old Governor’s Mansion to the North Boulevard Town Square, and will add an opening ceremony featuring a Children’s Parade led by Kids’ Orchestra.
Festivalgoers can shop for unique handmade jewelry, pottery, woodwork, stained glass, fabric art, metal work and other hand-made art and fine crafts from the 100 visual artists and master craftsmen from over a dozen states. Be on the lookout for an Arts Scavenger Hunt with great prizes!
Annually, FestForAll features World Music, Jazz, Classical, Zydeco, Country, Americana, Rock, Blues, and more as part of two full days of live performances on multiple stages around the festival grounds. New to this year’s festival is internationally renowned street dance group, Dragon House Crew, Tango Dancing, and more.
Local arts groups, interactive arts, cultural demonstrations for children and adults, and culinary treats enhance this year’s offerings.
LIVE PERFORMANCES WILL FEATURE:
R&B and Funk music of headliners George Porter, Jr. and Runnin’ Pardners
The towering Country music of The Gillis Silo
Samba music by the ensemble Bloco Jacaré
Fast-rising Hip-hop group, Made Groceries
Mexican traditional music with Mariachi Jalisco U.S.
GREAT LOCAL PERFORMANCES AND CONTRIBUTIONS BY:
Southern University Jazzy Jags
Of Moving Colors
Theatre Baton Rouge
Forward Arts and Poetry Alliance
Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra
Cangelosi Dance Project
Playmakers of Baton Rouge
LSU Chamber Jazz
Baton Rouge Music Studios
The FestForAll Children’s Village, sponsored by the Junior League of Baton Rouge, features hands-on art activities, live performances, great music and a lot of fun! We encourage young people and families to get creative while enjoying musicians, puppeteers, storytellers, jugglers, magicians, and stilt walkers on the Children’s Village Stage.
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Supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Louisiana State Arts Council, and the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism. The Arts Council is also supported by the Irene W & C.B. Pennington Foundation © Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge. 2015. All Rights Reserved.