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March 25 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join us and artist Brandon Ballengée in Plaquemines Parish, on March 25, for a community celebration of art, adaptation, and fishes!

Fishes are by far the most successful group of vertebrates (animals with backbones) to ever occupy Earth. Fish are marvels of adaptation and resilience, occupying almost all bodies of water on our planet, and scientists have described over 34,000 species with new species being found all the time! However, overfishing, oil spills, and changes to habitats and climate have caused many species to decline. The Gulf of Mexico is home to 77 endemic fishes found nowhere else in the world, and many of these have not been reported in recent decades.

This event is part of Searching for the Ghosts of the Gulf, a collaborative project with the Plaquemines Parish Government supported by an Our Town grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Searching for the Ghosts of the Gulf
Hands-on art & science activities
Tour of the world’s largest fish collection
Fishy foods from Bad WolfWoodlands Plantation, and more

MUSIC SCHEDULE:11:30am-12:30pm – Sidiki Conde & Wowo Souakoli with Bruce “Sunpie” Barnes and Peter Carter
1:00-2:00pm – Aaron Foret and the Swamp Pop Band
2:30-3:15pm –  Valparaiso Men’s Chorus


Artists: Brandon Ballengée, Cori Ander, Hannah Chalew, Shannon Cruz, Hye Sea, Pippin Frisbie-Calder and student artists from Plaquemines Parish.

Organizations: Campaign Restore the Mississippi River Delta, Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana, Coastal Wetlands Planning Protection and Restoration Act, Couvillion Group, Delta Discovery Tours, The Hive, Glass Half Full, LAYAYA Bus, The Nature Project, Woodlands Conservancy, Woodland Plantation and more!!


Country Road Magazine
Louisiana Life


March 25
11:00 am - 4:00 pm


Plaquemines Parish
499 F. Edward Hebert Blvd 
Belle Chasse, LA 70037 


A Studio in the Woods
(504) 392-4460