This year’s Art For Arts Sake fall festival on Oct. 4 will include eight experimental public art installations tailor-made to fit in parking spots in New Orleans.
The project is part of an international event called PARK(ing) Day that is meant to plant the seeds of alternative urban planning concepts in the public mind.
PARK(ing) Day is an annual worldwide event where artists, designers and citizens transform metered parking spots into temporary public parks.
The mission of PARK(ing) Day is to call attention to the need for more urban open space, to generate critical debate around how public space is created and allocated, and to improve the quality of urban human habitat … at least until the meter runs out!
The Art for Arts Sake 2014 is a one-night festival of gallery openings to kick off the art season.The exhibits can be found along Magazine Street, in the French Quarter and, especially, in the arts district centered on the intersection of Camp and Julia Streets. The Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp St., and the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 925 Camp St., present exhibits and entertainment. The festival is happening Saturday October, 4 from 6 to 9 p.m.
More information: Visit the Contemporary Arts Center website, the Magazine Street Merchants Association website and the New Orleans Arts District website. Call the CAC at 504.528.3805.
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