Art Below are proud to announce their first "pop up" billboard show in America,
throughout February in New Orleans, bringing local and international
and enhancing the citys unique cityscape with even more color
during the most festive
time of the year, Mardi Gras.
Billboard space used normally for advertising will feature a mix of urban and
contemporary art with a diverse range of techniques and influences. A curated
selection of 20 billboards flanking the major Mardi Gras parade routes including the
famed "Zulu" parade will feature works by artists including Inkie, Art Wars and Philip
Levine, as well as New Orleans based artists Sarah Ashley Longshore, Dave Rhodes
and street photographer Zack Smith.
Running alongside the billboard show is an exhibition of the artists original works at
Gallery Orange based in the heart of the French quater, with a launch event on the 3rd
February and a Mardi Gras style party on the 18th February.
Artists from all over the world including Swedish borne Johan Wahlstrom, Inkie,
(Bristol UK), Mario Denotti (Italian), Everton Wright (London, UK) Alejandro Mos Riera
(Spain) and Pam Phillipo (UK) are making their way out to New Orleans for the first time
to see their work in situ and join in the celebrations of the worlds biggest party.
Scenes and moments from this epic trip by this eclectic group of creative adventurers will
be captured and made into a short film
screened on the Art Below web site in April 2012.