39th Annual Faubourg Marigny Home Tour
Featuring Artists in Residence, Concert and Art Market
The Faubourg Marigny Improvement Association (FMIA) announces a new spin on the annual Home and Garden Home Tour called “Artists in Residence” on May 15th noon-4pm.
The participating artists live in the historic Faubourg Marigny Rectangle will open their homes, studios, and gardens. Among these will be renowned painters George Rodrigue and James Michalopoulos; award-winning filmmakers Jim Gabour, producer/director of the Grammy nominated film Flow with Terence Blanchard, and of the worldwide No. 1 music DVD, “Norah Jones: Live in New Orleans” ; Glen Pitre, author, director, playwright, and screenwriter celebrated 25 yrs of Belizaire the Cajun , Hurricane on the Bayou, Cigarettes & Nylons and continues to collaborate with wife Michele Benoit in a variety of medias; authors Troy Gilbert, (Dinner with Tennessee Williams), Jerry Edgar (The Café Degas Cookbook), and David Lummis (The Coffee Shop Chronicles of New Orleans).
The foremost purpose of this expanded event is to honor the late Lloyd Sensat, an active resident of the Faubourg Marigny as well as a teacher, artist, author, tour guide, devoted preservationist, and long-time member of the FMIA, who took part in neighborhood events dressed as the colorful namesake developer, Bernard de Marigny. Bill Hyland, a descendent of Bernard de Marigny said, “Lloyd could be seen almost daily walking in the streets of the Marigny leading a tour talking about the city he loved. He was an unmistakable sight; a jaunty walker with a full head of curly white hair (with a pitch helmet in summer), dressed in white linen slacks and shirt and vintage suspenders. “
Washington Square Park (700 Elysian Fields) is the epicenter of the Home Tour experience from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm hosting an art market and musical performances by local talent. Tour-goers can purchase tickets from 11 am – 3pm on May 15, 2011 for the self-guided walking tour. As you purchase your ticket, register to win the door prize and receive three nights at River House, a luxury guest house in the Faubourg Marigny (www.riverhouseneworleans.com), the magnificent home of author David Lummis, Coffee Shop Chronicles of New Orleans and his book’s narrator. For rules and regulations please go to coffeeshopchronicles.net. Amazing items such as signed books and prints, DVD’s, and gift certificates from local businesses are available by purchasing raffle tickets during the event at River House.
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. - Art Market and music in the park
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. - Kids Activity Area
11:00 a.m. – Music starts
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. - Tour tickets available in Washington Square Park
12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. - Home & Garden Tour
The Winner of FMIA's Home & Garden Tour Grand Prize -
3 nights for 2 at River House Historic Guest House in the New Orleans' Faubourg Marigny - is Haley Sweet, from Los Angeles, CA.
We are also looking for people to help. We need:
- House Sitters (volunteers who will watch a house for a 2 hour shift. 12 - 2 pm or 2 - 4pm)
- Volunteers to help set up that day (2 hours shifts: 8:30 - 10:30 am, 10 - 12 pm, 11 - 1 pm, 12 - 2 pm, 1 - 3 pm, 2 - 4 pm).
- Volunteers to man the tickets table (2 hours shifts: 10 - 12 pm, 11 - 1 pm, 12 - 2 pm, 1 - 3 pm, 2 - 4 pm)
(Volunteers get free admission to the home tour.)
If you can help please contact us at 888-312-0812
via email at