There’s so much to see, hear and taste and so many crowds to maneuver at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival that it’s easy to miss the many arts, crafts and cultural exhibits there. As part of its 50th anniversary, festival organizers are offering “Outside the Tent,” an expo of the works of artists and craftspeople who participate in Jazz Fest’s marketplaces.

The exhibit runs April 12-May 3 at The Jazz & Heritage Gallery (1205 N. Rampart St.; www.jazzandheritage.org), with an opening reception 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 11. The reception is free and open to the public, and several of the artists will be on hand to discuss their work.

The Jazz Festival is April 25-28 and May 2-5.

Artists will display jewelry, woodwork, textiles, photographs, paintings, crafts and more at Jazz Fest, and the pre-festival exhibit includes artists from the Jazz Fest’s Congo Square African Marketplace, which offers art and items that reflect the African Diaspora; Contemporary Crafts, which features handmade limited-edition works; Folklife Village, where artisans and culture bearers use old techniques to create items; Louisiana Marketplace, a collection of Louisiana artists’ works; and the Native American Village, which focuses on Louisiana’s indigenous people and their traditions.

Here’s a sampling of the artists included in “Outside the Tent.”