FORESTival 2020

A socially-distanced celebration of art and nature on and around November 14, 2020.

This year our annual celebration of art and nature will bring the magic of the bottomland hardwood forest into the city and your home. Choose your own adventure from an array of offerings and socially-distanced experiences that capture the essence of FORESTival while supporting the vital work of A Studio in the Woods.

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All FORESTival “guests” will receive link to video song in the woods with ChE + kei slaughter and mailed FORESTival sticker.

Enter a drawing for two tickets to Floating Adaptations in Search of Invisible Rivers presented by Monique Verdin, Nick Slie, and Jeff Becker featuring outdoor performances, food, and portions of the Return to Yakni Chitto exhibition. December 12, 2020 (Date subject to change pending weather). Secret location to be revealed, but must have car and ability to travel within 30 miles of Orleans Parish. Thanks to collaborators: Another Gulf is Possible, Mondo Bizarro, Neighborhood Story Project. Limited to 75 attendees. Drawing will happen live on our social media on November 14, 2020. $15

Letterpress broadside of a poem written in Ishakkoy by Jeffery Darensbourg during his Adaptations Residency. Will be mailed to you by November 20, 2020. $30

Native bird calendar designed by Pippin Frisbie-Calder. Will be mailed to you by November 20, 2020. $40

Sculpt-your-own clay forest materials will be hand delivered prior to November 14th to be enjoyed on the day of FORESTival, plan a collaborative activity with your neighborhood friends, or share your creations to our online community clay forest (Greater New Orleans only). $50

Urban forest scavenger hunt will be held on November 14th, 10am – 2pm, East Bank of New Orleans, accessible by bike or car (Date subject to change pending weather). Include up to 6 people on your quaran-team. Snacks and prizes included. $75

Have questions about being a Super Sponsor to send science students on the scavenger hunt? Contact us at [email protected]

Tickets to Floating Adaptations in Search of Invisible Rivers presented by Monique Verdin, Nick Slie, and Jeff Becker featuring outdoor performances, food, and portions of the Return to Yakni Chitto exhibition. December 12, 2020 (Date subject to change pending weather). Secret location to be revealed, but must have car and ability to travel within 30 miles of Orleans Parish. Thanks to collaborators: Another Gulf is Possible, Mondo Bizarro, Neighborhood Story Project. Limited to 75 attendees. One ticket $75, two tickets $150, four tickets $250.

Private Woods Walk with Studio Environmental Curator Dave Baker at the forest of your choosing in the Greater New Orleans area and a wine (or NA beverage of your choice) and cheese picnic. Examples include Woodlands Conservancy, Barataria Preserve, or your own property! Schedule based on availability. Limit 6 attendees. $500

Artist Studio Tour with Manon Bellet or Pippin Frisbie-Calder and a limited edition artwork by the artist. Schedule based on availability. Limit 2 attendees. $1000

Participants are required to wear masks and maintain social distance during all events.

 

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Special thanks to all of the former residents supporting our work through their contributions to this year’s FORESTival, Manon Bellet, Jeffery U. Darensbourg, Pippin Frisbie-Calder, Monique Verdin, Nick Slie, and ChE + kei slaughter.