Ebb and Flow Festival, Forum 35 Art Melt to be combined

The original Ebb & Flow organizers.

Forum 35 and the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge are partnering to create a new interactive art event that expands on the Ebb and Flow Festival by using elements from Forum’s annual Art Melt, the Arts Council announced today.

The new exhibition will provide a platform for Louisiana artists, with their 2- and 3-dimensional art installed throughout downtown. The public and a group of judges will vote on their favorite installations during the month prior to the Ebb and Flow Festival on April 6 and 7.

“Forum 35 created Art Melt with the goal of being a premier event to showcase the relationship between Louisiana art, artists, and the arts community” Jessica Keasler, Forum 35 president, says in the announcement. “Fifteen years from its creation, Art Melt has become Louisiana’s largest juried multi-media annual art exhibit. We are excited to partner with the Arts Council to elevate Art Melt to the next level as Art Flow, providing even more opportunities for the public to experience Louisiana’s unique arts and culture.”

The winners of the top prizes will be announced during the festival weekend and will continue to be on display through the Baton Rouge Blues Festival on April 14 & 15, 2019.

From the beginning, the Arts Council envisioned Ebb & Flow Festival as an event which gave Baton Rouge a unique cultural identity on a global scale, and now with partnerships like this one with Forum 35, we are collectively creating the brand which promotes the many arts events and festivals happening throughout our city between March and April,” says Renee Chatelain, President and CEO of the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge.  

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