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Learning Journey 1 – Arts Entrepreneurship in New Orleans
Arts Entrepreneurship SIG
January 3 – 4:30 PM
Registration - $25

New Orleans is a city where pageantry is practiced by everyone during Carnival season, the birthplace of jazz, an inspiration to writers, and home to an incredible street art scene. This learning journey tells the stories of the creative women and men who have been inspired by the city a d spends some time focusing on the colors, textures, and sounds that inspired them.


Hear the stories of Mardi Gras Indians, Jazz greats, writers such as Truman Capote and Tennessee Williams, and visual artists. On this learning journey through the French Quarter, you will learn the stories of the creative visionaries who have been inspired by the colors, sounds, textures, and spirit of the city. We will end the tour at a local artists’ market which sits on Frenchmen Street amid a bustling street art and music scene. The market is home to over 50 local entrepreneurial artists – meet the painters, photographers, illustrators, craftsmen, and jewelers all running their own art-based businesses.


Learning Journey 2 – Artisan Entrepreneurship in New Orleans
Small Business SIG
January 3 – 3 PM
Registration - $50

Seven Three Distilling Co. has an eye on history, an affinity for the community and a commitment to making fine spirits. The operation of this small business opened in early 2017 in Tremé, the historic New Orleans neighborhood often referred to as “the birthplace of jazz.” This learning journey includes a visit this unique distillery: get to see the distillation process, taste the sprits throughout the tour and meet the team behind the spirits.

Seven Three also highlights Louisiana agriculture, including their own farm partners:

  • Robichaux in Labadieville for sugarcane,
  • James Farms in Opelousas for rice
  • and Schexnayder & Sons in Erwinville for corn and wheat.

A variety of alliteratively named spirits are in the lineup, and include Gentilly Gin, Marigny Moonshine, St. Roch Vodka and Black Pearl Rum. 


Learning Journey 3 – Mardi Gras Recycle Center: "We Turn Beads Into Jobs"
Social Entrepreneurship SIG
January 3 - 12 PM
Registration - $50

Arc of Greater New Orleans (ArcGNO) is serving citizens with intellectual disabilities since 1953. For over 30 years, ArcGNO has created wage-earning jobs for individuals with intellectual disabilities by recycling Mardi Gras throws. ArcGNO collected more than 160 tons of Mardi Gras throws in 2019, saving them from New Orleans drains and landfills. Now, they need your help to sort and package them!


The more recycled throws they sell, the more jobs they help to create for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. In this learning journey, volunteer at the Mardi Gras Recycle Center and learn about ArcGNO – a successful and sustainable social venture that has been changing NOLA and making a difference in the community.


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