. You can now buy a piece of a New Orleans Mardi Gras ‘house float’ to support local artists « JO LEE MAGAZINE

The Art News Paper – The Mardi Gras parades in New Orleans might have been cancelled this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, locals celebrated the holiday by employing suddenly out-of-work artists and builders to decorate their homes to resemble extravagant floats.  The festivities and fundraising continue this weekend with Hire a Mardi Gras Artist: Carnival 2021 (20 March-4 April) at the Contemporary Arts Center (CAC), an exhibition and auction that continues the goals of the eponymous initiative, says Devin de Wulf, the founder of the Krewe of Red Beans which has organised the show and the project. The show presents the decorations from 18 “house floats”.

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