The Official Opening Celebration for Louisiana’s Festival Season!
SATURDAY, APRIL 6, 2019 11AM-7PM
SUNDAY, APRIL 7, 2019 12PM-6PM
FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!
Ebb and Flow is a two-day outdoor festival in the heart of downtown Baton Rouge. The Arts Council has collaborated with hundreds of visual artists, musicians, dancers, teaching artists, poets, arts organizations, and more to celebrate the very best Baton Rouge has to offer in the arts and culture!
The Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge
Established in 1973, the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge’s mission is to improve the quality of life in our community through the arts. In service of this mission, the Arts Council endeavors to promote cultural growth, economic development, and educational enhancement through the arts in and around the 11-parish region that it serves. As the Arts Council of the Capital City, the organization serves as a hub for information and resources that impact organizations and residents across the state.
The Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge has partnered with the Third Street Songwriter’s Festival to provide quality musical performances along Third Street in downtown Baton Rouge. Musicians will be positioned in businesses from Florida to North Boulevard. Many of these businesses are also Art Flow venues, so be sure to check out their art installations while you’re there!
BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD KID’S COAST
The Blue Cross Blue Shield Kid’s Coast spans all of Repentance Park, and there are so many opportunities to have fun! Check out GymFitBR’s Kid’s Ninja Warrior Course and play with the Knock Knock Children’s Museum’s Imagination Playground, Rigamajig, giant chess set, and other arts activities. We’ll have two bookmobiles! East Baton Rouge Parish Library is also bringing their Oculus Rift Virtual Reality experience and the Livingston Parish Library will have fun STEAM activities for all ages. Make corn husk dolls with the Atchafalaya National Heritage Area, learn to dance with Flamenco Rouge, Of Moving Colors, and For the Love of Dance and hear live story-telling throughout both days!
Our Crest Stage at Galvez Plaza will host performances by world-class artists and community groups, including Amanda Shaw, Big Sam’s Funky Nation, CJ Solar, the Baton Rouge Concert Band, Baton Rouge Music Studios, Flamenco Rouge, GymFitBR leading a Kids’ Jam, Heritage Choir, the LSU Golden Girls Alumni, Opera Louisiane, Rougaroux, School of Rock, and a Third Street Songwriter’s writers’ round.
INNOVATION. DESIGN. ENTREPRENEURSHIP. ART.
Town Square will ignite your inner creator with innovative offerings from Baton Rouge entrepreneurs, including demonstrations, presentations, and performances. Saturday, the IDEA stage will showcase the Young Entrepreneurs Academy, Baton Rouge trade show. Come meet young entrepreneurs, ages 13-18, and witness the launch of Louisiana’s 15 newest businesses. These students mean business! Get a haircut with LINE4LINE, learn how to make the perfect Pinterest Pie with the Batch Baking Company, and see how Front Yard Bikes is changing our city. Be sure to stop off at the Coastal and Environmental Graduate Organization of LSU and the Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection, and Restoration Act booths for fun ways to learn about our the work they are doing to conserve our coasts!
April is National Poetry Month, and the Arts Council wants to celebrate! Come to Poet’s Pier to experience poetry, literature, and performing arts. Two typewriter poets will be available to create works on the go, and don’t miss Red Magnolia Theatre Company’s production of 12 Angry Men performed by 12,000 Impassioned Women, part of the national festival 12,000 Voices. You can join in our Head to Head Haiku Battle or a poetry workshop to create your own masterpiece. There will also be performances by the Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre, Louisiana Voices of Women, Of Moving Colors, Southern University Concert Choir, and some French, English, and Creole story-telling by Télé-Louisiane.
The heART Trail is a 5K walking/running trail throughout downtown Baton Rouge, developed by designer Taylor Jacobsen. The goal is simple: to develop a trail to encourage people to embrace the importance of a heart-healthy lifestyle, get out in their city, and experience art in unexpected ways.
As part of the 2019 Ebb and Flow Festival, there will be a walking tour of the heART trail one hour before the festival on April 6th @ 10:00 am and on April 7th @ 11:00 am. Attendees will enjoy art popups and performances with the beauty of our city as the backdrop. There will be surprises literally around every corner!