Second Annual Fringe Yard Art Tour, New Orleans Fringe Festival
The New Orleans Fringe Festival is excited to announce the call for art for its second annual Yard Art Tour (YAT-2), a self-guided walking/driving public art tour that will be kicked off during the 2012 New Orleans Fringe Festival, November 14-18.
During the festival thousands of theatergoers will be wandering around the Bywater and Marigny neighborhoods. The YAT-2 map will give these folks the opportunity to walk an extra block, turn a different corner on their way from one venue to another venue, and see another bit o’ art along their way.
The YAT-2 map will be available on the Fringe website, at the Free-for-All Tent during the Fringe Fest, and as part of an interactive phone app. YAT-2 is completely free for artists and the public. Deadline for registration is October 15. Visit www.nofringe.org to apply. Questions? Contact the Fringe’s new Yard Art Coordinator, Heather Byrdie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How does it work?
1. Make or spot some art. Tucked into a garden. On the front porch. On a wall, in a window, on a roof, out in a driveway, up on a fence, hanging from a tree, hidden in a bush, inside a coupla planters. In the middle of an empty lot. In the Marigny, St. Roch, St. Claude and Bywater neighborhoods. Folks must be able see it from the sidewalk. Visit www.nofringe.org for guidelines.
2. Send it to the Fringe Festival! Visit www.nofringe.org to submit your photo and description of the art. Deadline is October 15.
3. NO Fringe will produce a map and legend that will be available at www.nofringe.org and at the Fringe Free-For-All Tent for the public to use as a guide. NO Fringe will promote YAT-2 specifically and alongside other Fringe events in festival promotional materials and activities, and will provide optional YAT-1 placards at registered sites/artworks. YAT-2 is FREE for artists and the public.
“Last year’s Yard Art Tour was such a big success that the Fringe decided to bring a Yard Art Coordinator on board to have someone dedicated solely to helping people experience all the quirky and inspiring art that is woven into the fabric of the Fringe neighborhoods,” says Heather Byrdie, Fringe’s new Yard Art Tour Coordinator.
"The allure of buried treasure, a cryptic map, X marks the spot, hidden in plain sight. "Arrrgh" - intoned with a certain unspoken clarity, is oft-times the singular monosyllabic answer to almost any question. Hoist away, me pretties, the rising tide is with us..." says Swamp Deville mysteriously, giving a clue into a possible theme of this year’s Tour.