Ebb & Flow Festival, Forum 35’s Art Melt to merge into expanded event

The Ebb & Flow Festival and Forum35′s Art Melt, two popular art events in the Capital City, will be combined this year, according to the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge.

Forum 35 and the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge are partnering to create the new interactive art event for Baton Rouge. The purpose of the art event is to celebrate Louisiana artists by providing them a platform while encouraging innovation and inspiration to residents and visitors.

Art Melt will serve as the anchor event for the expanded Ebb & Flow Festival.

“Forum 35 created Art Melt with the goal of being a premier event to showcase the relationship between Louisiana art, artists, and the arts community” said Jessica Keasler, Forum 35 President. “Fifteen years from its creation Art Melt has become Louisiana’s largest juried multimedia annual art exhibit. We are excited to partner with the Arts Council to elevate Art Melt to the next level as Art Flow, providing even more opportunities for the public to experience Louisiana’s unique arts and culture.”

In a three-mile radius around downtown Baton Rouge, the event will have temporary 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional installations displayed in participating venues. The public can view and vote on their favorite pieces over the month.

In addition, a national jury will award winners. The winners of the juried and public prizes will be announced during the Ebb & Flow Festival weekend, April 6 and 7. Those pieces will stay on display through the Baton Rouge Blues Festival (April 14 and 15).