Artmosphere's monthly The Rebel Rousers Rockabilly & Outlaw Country Revue has been moved to tonight due tomorrow's Rio parade.
Every month, one of Artmosphere's most popular events happens to coincide with downtown Lafayette's ArtWalk. The Rebel Rousers Rockabilly & Outlaw Country Revue, put on by local sound engineer and talent promoter Judd Kennedy, features the best of Americana music coupled with some of the best young, local artists around.
Tonight the line-up features MEGAN JEAN & THE KFB, The Von Dukes and Jim Pharis performing inside Artmosphere. Outside are the artists on the spacious patio.
Don't be afraid of the rain — there are overhangs and frankly, Louisiana has a lot of rain, so if you make like the Wicked Witch of the West every time it sprinkles you won't leave your house ever. This is a great chance to pick up some local art for a good price and replace some of those blacklight posters or Anne Geddes abominations. These artists are unusual and are for unusual tastes.
pottery by Cassandra Ann Larousse
Voodoo Art and Jewelry by Jennifer Woodson
paintings by Ninajz
mixed media by Autopsy Anne
jewelry by Brandi Eliane
paintings by Max Fritz
paintings by Jackie Levan
clothing and paintings by Nicky Armond
photography by Myke Magyck
clothing by Brittnay Warrick Jones
dolls and paintings by Cliodna Fae
drawings by Mandi Hidalgo
paintings by Cootie Von Ghoul
digital arts by Hal Moore
silk screens and paintings by Jared Guillot
painted skulls by Christen Lester
dolls and photography by Ugly Shyla
photography by Love House
jewelry by Natalia Faye Delbalzo
See? Painted skulls. The weird and awesome is found here tonight. Art show and sale starts at 6 p.m. and music begins a few hours later. Artmosphere is located at the corner of Convent St. and Johnston St. Heads up for the Mardi Gras barricades — they are lining the roads, not blocking any traffic until tomorrow. For links to the artists and bands, click here.
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