Contemporary Crafts at the 2014 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival

This is the first year that Coco will be exhibiting his fiber art jewelry at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. Neither Coco or I have ever been to Jazz Fest. More incredibly, we have never been to New Orleans. There are no words to describe how excited we are for this trip. We cannot wait to experience Louisiana culture, food, and southern hospitality. Not to mention the music and arts which make NOLA Jazz Fest world-famous. Hello Phish, Christina Aguilera, and Eric Clapton! I say that, but let’s be honest. Any free time we have will likely be spent in the puppet tent with our toddler.

Coco will be exhibiting his art jewelry the first weekend of the festival, April 25 – 27. He will be in the Contemporary Crafts area, a highly competitive art fair featuring 60 jury-selected artists showcasing one of a kind art across all mediums: glass, painting, sculpture, pottery, jewelry, wood, fiber, leather  and more. We took a peek at the lineup of exhibitors and Coco is honored to be a part of such an extraordinary group of artists. Every one of the artists is a master of their craft. Below is some of the amazing work you can expect to see in the Contemporary Crafts tents (weekend one).

Peruvian Artist Nicario Jimenez Retablos Art of the Andes

Artist Nicario Jimenez Contemporary Crafts Tent D

Contemporary Crafts New Orleans Jazz fest 2014 Rebecca Rebouche Enchanted Forest

Artist Rebecca Rebouche Contemporary Crafts Tent F

New Orleans Jazz Fest Ronny Hughes Glass Artist in Contemporary Crafts at the 2014

Artist Ronnie Hughes Contemporary Crafts Tent I

Artist Karen Newgard in Contemporary Crafts at New Orleans Jazz Festival 2014

Artist Karen Newgard Contemporary Crafts Tent D

New Orleans Jazz Fest Contemporary Crafts Christine Ledoux Skull Mosaic

Artist Christine Ledoux Contemporary Crafts Tent F

2014 New Orleans Jazz Festival Contemporary Crafts  Artist Lisa Telling Kattenbraker

Artist Lisa Telling Kattenbraker Contemporary Crafts Tent G

Mio Studio Contemporary Crafts New Orleans Jazz Festival 2014

Artists Mayra Orama Muñiz & Erica Millner of Mio Studio Contemporary Crafts Tent K

Contemporary Crafts 2014 New Orleans Jazz Fest Metal Sculpture by Lewis Tardy

Artist Lewis Tardy Contemporary Crafts Tent J

2014 New Orleans Jazz Festival Contemporary Crafts artist Sally Bright

Artist Sally Bright Contemporary Crafts Tent I

Primavera Rising by Coco Paniora Salinas of Rumi Sumaq a 2014 NICHE Awards Finalist

Artist Coco Paniora Salinas of Rumi Sumaq in Contemporary Crafts Tent G

We hope to see some of you passing by Coco’s booth in Tent G. Please let us know in the comments below if we should expect you.

We would also love to hear your advice on New Orleans. Please tell us about your favorite NOLA hotspots or hidden gems. We would love for you to be our cyber tour guides! Thanks in advance for your advice.

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