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An all-night experience of performance and art including music, theater, dance, film, burlesque, and art installations!

BYOBed is back! October 26, 2013 10:00pm - 7:00am

BYOBed brings together a dizzying cast of New Orleans based artists of every genre to create an incredible overnight slumber party experience!  Beyond creating the stunning all around experience for our guests, BYOBed provides collaborative opportunities and new avenues for artistic expression for local artists.  Installation artists work to build an environment in tune with musicians, performance artists and filmmakers combine to present a multidimensional piece and painters create

That was last year and this year our collective creativity will take us even further!

Check out our video from last year's event here!

How will Kickstarter funds be used?

All of the money raised by Kickstarter for this project will go directly to the artists.  Participating artists relish in the opportunity to work collaboratively on this event.  Your donations will directly support the event by way of being used directly for artist supplies and compensation.

Other expenses for BYOBed include event staff, security, promotions, facilities, event supplies, insurance, permitting, and more.  All of these will be paid by Artist inc. through fundraising efforts outside of Kickstarter.

Check out our line-up!

There will be performances by Bodhi3, Bon Bon Vivant, DJ James Carpenter, DJ Tom Harvey, Reese Johanson Collective, Lil Current Vocal Club, The Look What I Can Do Variety Hour (with Ratty Skurvics, Oops the Clown, Kitty Chaos, and the Famous Mr. Cheeze), Clint Maedgen, Dana Reed, Schitzomoffet, Shock Patina, DJ Tony Skratchere, James Singleton with Justin Peake, and White Bitch.

God Save McQueen! A tribute to the late Alexander McQueen, interactive fashion show featuring clothing and costume designs by Autonomous Clothing, Calamity, Elizabeth Eckman, Stephanie Elder, and Howlpop.

Interactive art installations include works by Dave Greber, Dara Johnston, Morgana King, Naughty Pie, and Xenia Roma.

More participating artists to be announced!

Created and developed by:

Artist Inc. (Artist International Connection, Inc.) is an artist community and production company on a quest to create and expand collaborations that enhance and promote artistic expression and opportunity. Our mission is to act as a resource for both emerging and seasoned artists for expanding production needs, public relations and contacts. By way of our services and programming, artists tap into resources and opportunities to expand their careers, gain experience, widen their audience base and connect with other artists. Through our presenting events the community benefits through a greater access to the arts, as we offer our productions at affordable prices and in non-traditional, easily-accessible spaces. Artist Inc. is a 501-C3, not for profit organization, founded in 2007.

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519 Elysian Fields Avenue
New Orleans, LA  70117

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The work of artists is invaluable yet often under appreciated by way of payment and viewership. It's a constant challenge to find new audiences and different ways to reach or communicate with our audiences. An interactive and multidisciplinary approach is our way of providing different methods for everyone to find something they can relate to or understand on a personal level.
Another challenge is to create interest in future jobs for these artists! After BYOBed has come and gone, these artists will still be working hard at their crafts and we will still be working hard to expand opportunities for artists. Your help allows these artists to showcase their work in front of a larger community.

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