Alvar Arts

is a monthly program featuring area artists, musicians, film makers, and writers, for the enrichment of neighbors and culture lovers from all over the city. The format of the program includes a 45-75 minute presentation and/or performance of work by the artist, followed by a question and answer period. The entire program runs approximately 2 hours and snacks are provided. The series debuted in 2006 and continues to showcase talented New Orleans residents. Open to the public, the event is funded by the New Orleans Public Library.

Second Tuesdays

from 7-9pm -- this season's dates are October 14, November 11, December 9, January 13, February 10, March 10, April 14, May 12 and June 9. The library is located at 913 Alvar Street, between Burgundy & N. Rampart streets. All events are free and open to the public.

What's playing...

Starting the season off will be a trio led by Bywaterian Greg Schatz. November brings book artist Myrna Enamorado, and December promises a live performance by three Mardi Gras Indians. January author Andy Young showcases her newest volume, while in February Baskerville Studio demonstrates the ancient art of letterpress. In March Rene Dodge, jeweler, tour guide and bon vivant, speaks, and in April is painter D. Lammie-Hanson. May brings another music event with local Michael Patrick Welch and his newest group, and our final program in June features Bywater artist Charles Anderson.