On Saturday, May 7, New Orleans' historic Arts District will meet contemporary music, art, cuisine, and culture all along Julia Street and the surrounding area. Hosted by Arts District New Orleans (ADNO), Jammin' on Julia centers on a live music festival and a Spring art walk experience.
Home to contemporary art exhibitions and galleries, the First Saturday of every month marks new Gallery Openings throughout Julia Street and the surrounding area. Coinciding with the First Saturday Gallery Openings for this May, Jammin' on Julia will include live music performances in combination with the already exquisite new exhibitions. These performances will be held in select galleries on Julia, Magazine, Camp, and St. Charles Avenue. For a full list of participating galleries, check here.
Along with the art walk through Julia Street, ADNO invites patrons to join in an evening block party throughout the area. Blocks 400-600 of Julia Street will be closed off for this event, where food trucks and bars will be ready to share a taste of the culinary arts and libations that New Orleans has to offer. Food trucks will spotlight Cajun and creole flavors, hot and spicy barbeque, afro-vegan cuisine, and sweet (or savory!) crepes, among many other options.
DJ Funke, a New Orleans' staple, will be providing jams for the block partygoers all evening, and local artists, Monica Kelly, Brent Houzenga, and John Poche will demonstrate live paintings and a kinetic sculpture! This event will truly be a culmination of all the arts of New Orleans culture.
Entrance to Jammin' on Julia is free to the public, and festivities begin at 6 p.m. Benefits raised during the event will go towards the ADNO non-profit, working to connect young artists and creatives together throughout the New Orleans' area. If you're looking to enjoy and support the Arts District and culture of New Orleans, make sure to mark your calendars for May 7 and swing by!