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.
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.
This family-friendly day of celebration features live music, artist presentations by current and former residents, special guest artists, guided walks in the woods with scientists, and a silent auction. There are hands-on art activities for kids of all ages and local food and drink are available for purchase.
FORESTival is the only time during the year that A Studio in the Woods is open to the public at large and this signature celebration of art and nature is fun for the whole family. A Studio in the Woods is located in Lower Algiers at 13401 Patterson Rd. New Orleans LA, 70131, about a 25 minute drive from downtown New Orleans.
Photos from FORESTival 2018 in the Advocate
Director Ama Rogan and Artist John Kleinschmidt talk FORESTival 2018 on WWNO’s Inside the Arts with Diane Mack
FORESTival 2017 on NOLA.com
Director Ama Rogan talks FORESTival 2017 with WWL’s Eric Paulsen