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FORESTival: A Celebration of Art and Nature

November 16, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Our 9th annual FORESTival will be held on Saturday November 16, 2019, 10am – 5pm at A Studio in the Woods, 13401 Patterson Road (Westbank, New Orleans).

Overflow parking and shuttle at 9201 Patterson Rd.

Tickets $15*, kids free. Early bird hour 10am – 11am with $10 admission and a bird tour at 10:30am. 

2019 marks the 50th anniversary of our Founders’ purchase of the land A Studio in the Woods sits upon, and we are celebrating in style with music from the Grammy award winning Lost Bayou Ramblers, Panorama Brass Band, Blake Amos, and harpist Nancy Burtchaell.

Resident and guest artists including Monica Haller and Sebastian Muellauer, Geraldine Laurendeau and Jonathan “rat de bois farouche” Mayers, Margaret Pearce, Antenna’s Draw-a-thon, and more!

Anthropocene River Campus and New Orleans Center for the Gulf South basecamp, with offerings by Ryan Clarke, Mareli Sanchez Julia and Kristina Kay Robinson.

Swiss Touch with Green Light New Orleans and panel discussion featuring artists Anne Blenker, Hannah Chalew, Miro Hoffmann, and Michel Varisco.

Food by Faubourg Farms, Pirogues, Silk Road and Quintin’s Natural Ice Cream.

Art activities in the Kids in the Woods Studio, silent auction, and walks in the woods with scientists.

No outside food and beverage allowed.

* No one turned away due to lack of funds

Special thanks to our sponsors Valero, NOH3 Inc. Red Dress Run, Power Systems Specialists, Tom and Ellen Prewitt, Rodney and Mary Yanker, Susan and Ralph Brennan, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph C. Canizaro Arbors Estates of Orleans, Werling Builders, Bayou Tree, Hancock Whitney, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin, New Orleans Center for the Gulf South, WWNO, Propaganda Group, Regions Bank, New Orleans Town Gardeners, River Queen Greens, Consulate General of Switzerland in Atlanta, Consulate of Switzerland in New Orleans, Presence Switzerland, The Jazz Foundation of America, New Belgium Brewing, and Plaquemines Parish Seafood Festival.


November 16, 2019
10:00 am - 5:00 pm


A Studio in the Woods
13401 Patterson Rd
New Orleans, LA 70131 United States


A Studio in the Woods
(504) 392-4460