Jazz Fest 2020 Crafts

Published on: April 23rd, 2020



CONGO SQUARE AFRICAN MARKETPLACE - Filled with music, art and energy, the Congo Square African Marketplace is alive with the culture and spirit which helped create the jazz and heritage for which New Orleans is known. You will find an array of local, national and international artisans exhibiting ancient crafting techniques, as well as modern variations and adaptations of those techniques. Enjoy the exchange of wares, customs and ideas that embodies a true marketplace experience as you encounter people and art from throughout the African Diaspora.

Congo Square African Marketplace 2020






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CONTEMPORARY CRAFTS a nationally recognized showplace of artists displaying and selling HANDMADE fine art and crafts. These acclaimed craftspeople represent the best of Louisiana and the United States. All genrés of the most exciting, skillfully handmade crafts to be found anywhere can be found in Contemporary Crafts. As countless other Festival attendees have done, find your very own distinct piece of art, running the Jazz Fest gamut from funky to fine.





LOUISIANA MARKETPLACE features exceptional HANDMADE crafts uniquely representing New Orleans and Louisiana’s architecture, music and culture. Through a variety of artistic media, offered by the state’s finest traditional and contemporary artists, find outstanding Creole and Acadian furniture, stunning photography of our famous musicians and cultural icons, symbolic fleur-de-lis jewelry and much more. You will be unable to resist possessing a distinctive tangible piece of Louisiana’s unique culture.This diverse gathering of emerging and established artisans from across the state is right at home next to the incredible music at the Fais Do-Do stage, and ongoing traditional folk demonstrations in the Louisiana Folklife Village.




Thanks to our Festing in Place sponsors:



Additional support provided by our Drum Roll sponsors: Bob and Kathleen Edmundson, Judge Sidney Cates, Cindy Williams, The Krewe of Red Beans, Ellie and Bruce Wainer, Geoff Isles, Gary Boigan and Michele Spano, Elizabeth Sarnoff, Sarah Martin and Tom Lewis, Jennifer and Ron Berkowitz, The Krewe of SLAMM, The Big Easy in Buffalo, Helena Moreno-City Council at Large, Randy Smith of Smith & Fawer Attorneys, Ben, Andrea, and Rocco Franz, The LSU Press presenting the Encyclopedia of Louisiana Musicians, Latrobe's on Royal, and Jason Williams-City Council at Large.

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