Arts District New Orleans (ADNO) has now announced the return of Jammin' on Julia, a spring art walk and music festival hybrid event on May 1 from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m., which takes place along with the first Saturday gallery openings happening here in New Orleans. ADNO welcomes all guests to a free, all-day walkthrough event that brings world class art exhibitions and musical performances in select galleries. The festival is perfect for getting familiarized with the city's historic Julia Street and New Orleans's contemporary art, music, and cuisine.
All are welcome to enjoy art, live music, and libation, as well as experience varied and delicious cuisines offered by many restaurants in the area. In addition, there will be an online art auction included, which will feature items from ADNO member galleries, giving guests the opportunity to acquire works of art for personal or corporate collections.
In partnership with Downtown Development District, International High School of New Orleans, and New Orleans Art District, Jammin' Arts Council and The Helis Foundation will be celebrating the reveal of You Are What You Eat, a mural done by artist Jessica Strahan, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Legacy Park on 730 Baronne St. The event will also feature a youth arts showcase, music by DJ Gamma Bloom, and a mini farmers market featuring Paradigm Gardens and Farm to Funk Ferments.
Also, many local musicians will be performing in various different participating galleries along Julia Street during the event.
Social distancing and masks are mandated in the galleries. A map/gallery guide with a music schedule will be available at any of the participating galleries, courtesy of VenueApp. Art collectors and enthusiasts can learn more about the event, auction, and music schedule by visiting Art District New Orleans.
Participating galleries, as well as musicians at each, are as follows:
Ariodante Gallery, 535 Julia St.
Art: Myra Wirtz, Jack Frey, & Jerry Hymel/Suzanne & Angelique Juneau - Jewelry
Music: Simon Burke
Arthur Roger Gallery, 432 Julia St.
Art: Shawne Major, David Halliday, & Nicole Charbonnet
Music: Jeanne Jaubert, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Callan Contemporary, 518 Julia St.
Sybelle Peretti | Loveland
Music: Dominic Minix 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Gryder Gallery, 615 Julia St.
JONATHAN FERRARA GALLERY, 400A Julia St.
Art: Ruth Owens | Be Kind to Yourself & Carlton Scott Sturgill | Life in Bloom
Music: Daiquiri Jones 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
LeMieux Galleries, 332 Julia St.
Art: Group Show | Places I Remember
Music: aleatoric 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
M Contemporary, 614 Julia St.
Art: Deborah Mansfield - Paintings & African Instruments
Martine Chaisson Gallery, 727 Camp St.
Elizabeth Chapin | Banishment of Solitude
Music: p1nkstar starting at 1:30 p.m.
Octavia Art Gallery, 700 Magazine St.
Art: Betsy Eby | You Are the Sky
Music: Bad Andy 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
SPILLMAN | BLACKWELL Fine Art, 866 Camp St.
Music: Jenn Howard Band 4:45 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.
Stella Jones Gallery, 201 St. Charles Ave.
Art: Georgette Baker | Do Remember Me & Group Show | Complexion Reflections
Other venues during Jammin' on Julia:
Unframed Mural Unveiling
Jessica Strahan | You Are What You Eat mural & Youth Artist Showcase
Mini farmers market featuring Paradigm Gardens and Farm to Funk Ferments at Legacy Park, 730 Baronne St., 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Music: DJ Gamma Bloom
Music: Amigos de Samba 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Drink Special: $5 caipirinha (national beverage of Brazil) all day
Food Special: Feijoada-traditional and vegan (national dish of Brazil)