Folk art along with some legendary music highlight the rich culture and personality of the Algiers neighborhood at the annual Algiers Folk Art Fest in November centered around the Folk Art Zone and Blues Museum.
This free, low-key festival features some of New Orleans’ most legendary local musicians, with previous artists such as blues guitarist Little Freddie King, zydeco musician Bruce “Sunpie” Barnes, and the Confetti Park Players kids chorus.
Along with the great tunes, you’ll also find artists’ tents with some wonderful folk art representative of the region, food-truck concessions, and lots for the kids to do.
The Folk Art Zone & Blues Museum supports self-taught artists, assists in the visibility of their art and educates the public about their work and cultural significance. It was founded by self-taught artist, Charles Gillam whose own work is on display and pays tribute to Louisiana's rich music heritage and culture.
Algiers is a short ferry ride from the foot of Canal Street by the French Quarter.