Crowds may gather for theatrical and musical performances, but FestForAll also offers Baton Rouge festivalgoers a chance to check out artwork from across the region.
Artists come with a wide range of work in tow, and visitors can purchase smaller items or use the opportunity as a time to invest in a statement piece.
The Baton Rouge Arts Council has revamped the festival for 2016, so expect some of your favorite artists to return but also plenty of new additions and surprises.
Here is just a fraction of some artists you can see at the event:
D.S. Reif from Lake Ozark, Missouri
Price Range: $100-$1,000
Experimenting with watercolor, drawing and printmaking, Reif depicts scenes from his rural Ozark environment and his travels throughout the South. He builds 2-D mixed-media works by observing and collecting symbols of the people and structures of the places he visits and then allows his imagination to recreate them.
Deborah O’Keeffe from Staunton, Virginia
Discipline: Mosaic collages
Price Range: $42-$1,750
O’Keeffe’s abstract collages are handcrafted from small pieces of paper glued one-by-one, usually to a cut of wood or a refashioned book. Inspired mostly by nature, her pieces often are made in mandala form with a central focal point that then grows from in mathematical fashion. Some of her works are up to 80 inches high.
Ana Andricain/Jewel of Havana from Baton Rouge
Price Range: $24-$675
Local jewelry artisan boutique Jewel of Havana will return to FestForAll with handmade wearable art. In addition to metals, gems and pearls, Andricain uses clay and fresh leaves collected from her garden to imprint natural textures into her pieces.
Denise Greenwood Loveless from Sugar Land, Texas
Price Range: $50-$1,200
Hand-building sculptures from clay, wood, metal, neoprene and other materials, Loveless said that after growing up with a handicapped brother she wants her work to represent beauty in human imperfection.
“My question is, ‘What is beauty, and what is perfection?’ My message is, ‘We get to decide,’ ” she said.
Loveless said her artwork is influenced by her visits to schools, during which she speaks to young people about embracing imperfections and teaches them about the freedom that can be found in art.
More than art ... what else to catch at FestForAll:
Saturday at the Galvez Stage: The Phatican Three at 12:15 p.m., Corey Ledet at 2 p.m., Minos the Saint at 3:45 p.m., The Gillis Silo at 5:30 p.m.
Sunday at the Galvez Stage: Gravy at noon, Rusty Yates Band at 1:15 p.m., Michael Foster Presents “Red Beans and Rice” Greatest Hits at 3 p.m., George Porter Jr. & Runnin’ Pardners at 4:45 p.m.
Food from Snow Day, Gabriel’s Cajun Concessions, Jambalaya By Shake, Texas Custom Catering, Snow-T-Go, Rouge A Roux’s, Krazy Kajun, City Gelato, Jolie Pearl Oyster Bar, Dat’z Italian Pizza and Tres Flores Funnel Cakes.
FestForAll will also include performances on the 4th Street Stage and at the Hartley/Vey Studio Theatre from performing arts organizations such as Of Moving Colors, LSU Dance, the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra, Theatre Baton Rouge, and Playmakers of Baton Rouge.