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Thursday, February 9 • 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Tour: Music Box New Orleans

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With DJ Rusty Lazer

The Music Box is a place where play, imagination, experimentation, collaboration, community and tons of hard work come together as artist-made, interactive “musical houses.” They can be cacophonously played by the public, or harmoniously performed by professional musicians. The Music Box is an internationally celebrated and locally loved public art project, inspired by the unique musical and architectural culture of our home city of New Orleans.

The project pushes artistic boundaries, but more importantly it brings together people of all stripes for a heartwarming, creative experience that has equal appeal for a musical giant such as Thurston Moore or a gaggle of 5 year olds. 

The project is the evolving brainchild of our nonprofit arts organization New Orleans Airlift. Begun in 2011 by local artists Delaney Martin, Taylor Shepherd, Jay Pennington and visiting artist Swoon, the project has grown mightily through the hard work and idiosyncratic vision of hundreds more collaborators, in a series of national and international locations.

Now, we’re giving the Music Box a permanent home: The Music Box Village. After building and tearing down two previous temporary versions, it has been our long-held dream to install our musical houses in a place where we can continue to elaborate on and improve the project.

Tour participants should meet on the first level across from the bank of elevators, in front of the Spirits bar. Please be early, as tours will leave on time. Look for the tour leader’s purple Mardi Gras hat.

Max participants 40

Fee: $40 (includes transportation)

Thursday February 9, 2017 2:00pm - 3:15pm CST
Meet in hotel lobby (First Level, next to Spirits Bar)