Hopefully you have worked off that Thanksgiving hangover, if not just heat up some leftovers and work your way through it. But after you finished off your Mama’s mashed potatoes, you should head outside because it is just a gorgeous New Orleans day. What to do today, you ask? Red Beans and Life would like to suggest the Press Street Draw-a-thon happening right now!
Press Street is a New Orleans 501c3, meaning that run solely on donations and grants, and their hope to is to literary and visual arts collective promoting creativity and community in New Orleans. It makes sense, don’t you think? New Orleans is prized by the nation and the world as the birthplace of jazz, the muse of writers, the subject of many an artist life’s work, the only way to keep being New Orleans is to keep creativity fostered and motivate the artists throughout the city and schools. Located off St. Claude between St. Ferdinand and Montegut, Press Street lies in the heart of the Bywater neighborhood, an area known for appreciation of public art and all things culturally New Orleans.
This year’s theme:
Draw-a-thons happen in many cities and the premise of the event should be self-explanatory but for those of you that need a little help, a draw-a-thon is for the community to come out and come together and let their creativity flow. It isn’t really so much a warehouse covered in paper and everyone is given markers. No this is an entire street with multiple locations to convey your artistic spirit. This event is totally FREE, our favorite kind, and would be the perfect way to spend a gorgeous New Orleans day. It will be going on til 6:30 tomorrow morning so you have plenty of time to do what you have to do and go down and be a part of this wonderful event.
Stop off at Art Klub 519 Elysian Fields to begin and because it is a most gorgeous setting, explains why Solange Knowles chose it for her wedding a few weeks ago.Check out the video below from 2007 to check it out before you head that way!