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Event: 'Arts Market Of New Orleans.'

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Events Happening in New Orleans
Date: Saturday, January 31, 2009 At 10:00 AM
Duration: 6 Hours
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Make Mardi Gras magic in your home this Carnival
season with fun creations by over 100 regional artists and crafters at
the Arts Market of New Orleans. On Saturday, January 31st from 10 am
to 4 pm in lovely Palmer Park- see everything from paintings,
ceramics, and glasswork to jewelry, photography, and printmaking
inspired by New Orleans crown cultural celebration.

Presented by the Arts Council of New Orleans, the Arts Market is an
open air festival of creativity held the last Saturday of every month
in Palmer Park (located at the corner of South Claiborne and South
Carrollton Avenues). The Arts Market of New Orleans is a free event
featuring local art, live music showcasing New Orleans unique musical
heritage, food and beverage booths, and a Kids Tent with children's
performance and creative crafts.

Jenny Koelbel, regularly sells her work at the Arts Market, will
feature paintings (see below) "that give an elegant twist to the image
of Mardi Gras beads". The artist likes to focus on "this fun part of
New Orleans that reminds people of jewelry and treasure." Jeffrey St.
Romain, an Arts Market artist that produces graphic collages on
skateboards (image at right) stated, "Mardi Gras is the time of year
in New Orleans where everyone becomes an artist."

In the Kids Tent, Calliope Puppets performs Fit for a King: Tales of
Ridiculous Royalty at 10:30 am; make a Mardi Gras Hat after the show!
In the Music Tent- Wild Tchoupitoulas Mardi Gras Indians at 1:00 pm;
followed by the Kat Walker Quartet at 2:30 pm. The New Orleans Krewe
of Pirate Wenches will be volunteering for the artists in full costume
throughout the day.

Saturday, January 31st, 10 am- 4 pm. Free to the public. Food and
beverages sold to satisfy every craving.