In preparation for its upcoming Ebb and Flow Festival, the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge is launching a free app to provide more information about the events, exhibits and festivals scheduled in Baton Rouge through mid-April.
“People ask repeatedly for a one-stop source of information for arts and cultural events for the city,” says Council President and CEO Renee Chatelain in a prepared statement. “Our hope is that the launch of this app will be the next step in realizing this request.”
Currently, the app—called FLOWBR—allows users to locate and vote for the 104 works of art by Louisiana artists featured in ART FLOW, a juried exhibition that’s taking place at 42 downtown venues. The app also includes geo-tracking capabilities, making it easier to navigate to and from events.
Additionally, FLOWBR contains information on all of the programming during the two-day Ebb and Flow Festival, which will take place April 6-7. App users can ask questions about the event, which will host more than 40 community partners, 80 artists and makers booths, and five outdoor performance spaces.
The Arts Council is working with Visit Baton Rouge and other community partners to possibly expand the app beyond the spring festival season. The app is available for download on Apple and Android devices.