Media Contacts:
Ian Hoch
Media Coordinator

Heather Byrdie
YAT Coordinator 

The New Orleans Fringe Festival is thrilled to announce the call for submissions for its fourth annual Yard Art Tour (YAT-4), a self-guided walking/driving public art tour during the 2014 Fringe Festival, November 19 - 23. During the festival, thousands of theatre goers will be wandering around the Bywater, Marigny and Central City neighborhoods and the YAT-4 map will give these folks the opportunity to walk an extra block, turn a different corner on their way from one venue to another venue so they can see another bit o' art along their way. The YAT-4 map will be available on the Fringe website and at the Free-for-All Tent during the Fringe Fest. YAT-4 is completely free for artists and the public. 

Back this year are the incredibly popular YAT-4 collector's cards, which can be picked up at each YAT-4 location and redeemed for prizes at the Free-for-All Tent during the Fringe Fest.
Deadline for registering your art for the tour ration is October 15. Apply using our online form. Questions? Contact the Fringe's Yard Art Coordinator, Heather Byrdie at

How does it work?

1. Make or spot some art: In your yard. Tucked into a garden. On the front porch. On a wall, in a window, on a roof, out in a driveway, up on a fence, hanging from a tree, hidden in a bush, inside a coupla planters. In the middle of an empty lot. In the Central City, Marigny, St. Roch, St. Claude and Bywater neighborhoods. Folks must be able see it from the sidewalk. Visit for guidelines.

2. Send it to the Fringe Festival! Fill out the form on our website to submit your photo and description of the art. Deadline is October 15.

3. NO Fringe will produce a map and legend that will be available at and at the Fringe Free-For-All Tent for the public to use as a guide. NO Fringe will promote YAT-4 specifically and alongside other Fringe events in festival promotional materials and activities, and will provide YAT-4 placards and collectors' cards at registered sites/artworks. YAT-4 is FREE for artists and the public. 


Fringe is supported by a SEED grant from the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation. This program is supported by a grant from the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council.  This program is supported in part by a Community Arts Grant made possible by the City of New Orleans. The grant is administered through the Arts Council of New Orleans.