Press Release 2014-10-27 During the 7th Annual New Orleans Fringe Festival, New Orleans Fringe will host the 1st Annual Procession of the Personal Saints
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: During the 7th Annual New Orleans Fringe Festival, New Orleans Fringe will host the 1st Annual Procession of the Personal Saints
CONTACT: Ian Hoch, Media Coordinator,
(October 27, 2014) Saturday, November 22, the Saints are stepping out! Who is your Personal Saint? Blessed Saint Okra of the Produce Truck? Saint Elvis of the Vacated Building? Saint Fats of the Dominoes? Saint Omar of the All-Night Corner Grocery? Join the walking krewe and celebrate your savior in this distinctly New Orleans celebration of art and costumery.
The lineup will include individuals and groups representing their Personal Saints, along with commissioned effigies, as well as Young Audiences, the Star-steppin' Cosmonaughties, The Psychedelic Wigglers, plus various other Fringe Festival performers and VIPs.
Saturday, November 22 is the date; lineup 12:00pm at Markey Park on the corner of Piety and Royal Streets. We roll at 2:00 sharp! Our route takes us through the Bywater and Marigny, with a stop at Clouet Gardens, and ending at Family Fringe at the Marigny Opera House on St. Ferdinand Street.
Lots more information and registration form here
. Participation and registration is free! The deadline is November 7. Registration entitles participants to locally brewed imbibements.
If you want to volunteer or contribute in any way, contact Procession Coordinator Andrea Watson at
More information on the Fringe and all Festival events can be found at www.nofringe.org
The Fringe is a 501(c)3 non-profit that was founded by local arts organizers to nurture fearless theater in New Orleans and to benefit artists, venues, neighborhoods and local businesses. Sponsors: Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, Louisiana Division of the Arts, Arts Council of New Orleans, City of New Orleans, New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation, Bywater Neighborhood Association, Bernard Productions, NOLA Brewing Company, Old New Orleans Rum, Omega Productions Resource, WWOZ 90.7, OffBeat, New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation, Mardi Gras Zone, WWNO 88.9, NOLA.com and a host of local businesses and individuals.
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.