Fest for All 2015 – Experience the Arts Downtown

Baton Rouge, LA – Fest for All 2015 will be held in downtown Baton Rouge on Saturday and Sunday, March 28 & 29. The festival features more than 100 visual artists from surrounding states, live music, lots of food and fun for everyone in the family.

Experience the Arts firsthand is the motto of this years festival.

Saturday’s activities and displays will last from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm, while Sunday’s will run from 12:00 noon until 6:00 pm.

Admission is FREE for all.

Special activities have also been planned for children including the main attraction known as the Children’s Village. Live art demos will also be given at the Festival.

The festival is organized by The Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge.

The council invites all of Baton Rouge and the surrounding areas to enjoy the art and music throughout the weekend.

The center of activity will be along North Boulevard in Town Square and the the beautiful grounds of Louisiana’s Old State Capital sometimes referred to as “The Castle.” The displays will run in front of the Shaw Center for the Arts as well.

The atmosphere from last years events was casual and relaxed. Families and individuals brought blankets and lawn chairs to sit on as they enjoyed the music and festive play.

The lineup on the Town Square Galvez stage, sponsored by Celtic Studios, is as follows:

Saturday, March 28, 2015
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM The Blues Project (Blues)
1:00 – 2:30 PM Justin Garner (R&B)
3:00 – 5:00 PM Funkin’ at FestForAll: (Funk)
5:30 – 7:00 PM Chris Thomas King (Blues)

Sunday, March 29, 2015
12:00 – 1:00 PM Delta Drifters (Rock)
1:25 – 2:25 PM Serabee (Singer/ Songwriter, Pop)
2:50 – 4:05 PM Guy Forsyth (Americana)
4:30 – 6:00 PM Big Sam’s Funky Nation (N.O. Funk)

The Art’s Council will be giving cash awards to recognize the talents and achievements of the original crafted visual designs. The juried art competition will present these awards on Sunday, March 29:

Best of Show:                      $ 2000
Award of Excellence:           $ 1000
3 Awards of Distinction:       $ 500 each
2 Awards of Achievement:   $ 250 each
5 Awards of Merit:              Complimentary booth at FestForAll 2016

by Kevin Woolsey

 

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