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What to See at Algiers Folk Art Festival

Algiers Folk Art Festival (Photo: Justen Williams)

Local musicians, food and drinks, and arts and crafts are just some of the things you’ll find at the Algiers Folk Art Festival. The free festival will also feature live music, food trucks, and an arts market. On November 2 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., take a quick ride across the Mississippi River to Old Algiers to support local and regional artists in this charming neighborhood.

Algiers Folk Art Festival (Photo: Justen Williams)

Visit the festival, hosted by the Algiers Folk Art Zone & Blues Museum, for the artists, entertainment, food, and to discover the unique Old Algiers neighborhood. There will be paintings, sculptures, mixed media arts, collage, pottery, jewelry, and other creative works on display and available for purchase. Free live music includes some of New Orleans’ best-known performers: Little Freddie King, Bruce “Sunpie” Barnes, and more. Funds raised will be used toward enhancing the Zone’s programming and facilities as well as creating initiatives for increased visibility to self-taught artists.

Algiers Folk Art Festival (Photo: Justen Williams)

If that’s not enough to get you across the river, we’ve put together this video to give you a glimpse at the best kept secret in New Orleans that is Old Algiers. Enjoy!

*Editor’s Note: The Algiers Ferry is temporarily out of service through December 2019. See RTA Bus Routes for alternate transportation.

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