Community Arts Program

Mardi Gras Indian Arts

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LEARN THE BASICS OF MARDI GRAS INDIAN COSTUME DESIGN: During hands-on sessions, students will learn how to imagine, design, and create a Mardi Gras Indian costume from start to finish.

MOVE BEYOND DESIGN: Lectures, video screenings, and conversations with guest speakers will help students understand the rich costume and parade traditions of Mardi Gras Indians, including Native American and African-Caribbean influences.

  • The Summer Program is open to youth ages 11-14. Presently recruiting participants for the Summer Mardi Gras Indian Arts Program.
    Location: The Art Village of Xavier University, 3520 Pine St.
    Schedule: Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.


  • This program is supported by a grant from the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of
    Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, in cooperation with the
    Louisiana State Arts Council. The grant is administered through the Arts Council of New Orleans.
    Also, this program is supported in part by a Community Arts Grant made possible by the City of New Orleans. The grant is administered through the Arts Council of New Orleans.