FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 5, 2019
Baton Rouge, LA. The Ebb & Flow Festival will take place in downtown Baton Rouge on April 6-7, 2019. Saturday’s events will go on as planned, with outdoor and indoor events throughout the day beginning at 11:00 a.m. and continuing until 7:00 p.m. The heART Trail guided tour on Saturday begins earlier at 10:00 a.m. Those interested in taking the heART Trail tour should gather at the levee at Florida Street just before start time. Art Flow voting will be open until Saturday, April 6, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. Winners of Art Flow prizes will be announced on Sunday at 1:00 p.m. at the Crest Stage.
On Sunday, all activities will continue as planned, with some events moving into the Shaw Center for the Arts, the Gallery at Manship, the Hartley/Vey Studio Theatre and Workshop, and at numerous locations at the Louisiana Art & Science Museum (LASM).
Crest Stage performances will go as scheduled, pausing for weather delays, if necessary. Music is scheduled throughout the day. History will be made when the Southern University Dancing Dolls and the LSU Golden Girls alumnae will dance together, celebrating their respective milestone 50th and 60th Anniversaries. That performance will be followed by headliner, “Big Sam’s Funky Nation."
Artist’s Isle will be housed in the Hartley/Vey Studio Theatre, the Hartley/Vey Theatre Workshop and in the atrium at the Shaw Center for the Arts on April 7, 2019 only. Visitors to the Shaw Center on Sunday can shop, take in live performances like Ten Tiny Dances, storytelling in French, Creole, and English by Tele Louisiane, poetry performances, face painting, live art demonstrations and more. The LSU Museum of Art will be open as well, offering touring and permanent exhibitions on the 5th floor. Food vendors will be located just outside the Shaw Center with unique offerings and great beverages.
Louisiana Art & Science Museum (LASM) will be the center for Kid’s Coast activities on Sunday, which include live dance performances, such as Of Moving Colors, and music entertainment like “Ziggy and the Junkyard Band” in the Atrium, ongoing educational presentations in the LASM Auditorium, activities in the Discovery Depot Creation Station, Solar System Tower, the Mezzanine, classrooms and hallway areas. Waddle Toddle will have a Sunday home in the Discovery Depot Workshop and Mahli’s House will have a Sunday home in Classroom A on the second floor of the LASM. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana are Kid’s Coast sponsors for the festival.
Look for the Corporate Art Battle to take place under the overhang on the western side of City Hall. Teams that will battle for the top prize of Best Corporate Artists include Lamar Advertising, Baton Rouge General Medical Center, Emprint Moran, Red Cake Events, and Brew Ha Ha. Winners for this contest are determined by public vote from 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. The “battle” will ensue next to the Cox Media/Cox Business VIP Tent in front of City Hall.
Film screenings and panels will take place Saturday evening at 7:00 p.m. and all day on Sunday at the Firehouse Gallery at the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge, 427 Laurel Street.
With over 50 community organizations participating, the Festival is an opportunity to showcase the great arts and cultural events offered year-round in Baton Rouge, including innovation and design in both the arts and technology.
“The Ebb & Flow Festival is a community event, and the way that these partners, particularly LASM, Manship Theatre and Shaw Center for the Arts have stepped in to assist in response to the weather is a testament to that collaborative spirit,” said Renee Chatelain, President/CEO of the Arts Council of Baton Rouge. “We want Baton Rouge citizens, visitors, and tourists to come out, rain or shine, and see all of the wonder and fun available in the city.”
All interested parties are encouraged to download the free FlowBR App, which can be uploaded from iTunes or Google Play for up to the minute schedule information. All festival information can be found at www.ebbandflowbr.org .