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New Orleans Welcomes First Ever Carnival for Creative Professionals

The inaugural Crescent City Creative Carnival to feature creatives, artists, executives, musicians, visual artists, graphic designers, fashion designers, creative directors, marketing executives, content producers, and more.

New Orleans Welcomes First Ever Carnival for Creative Professionals
New Orleans, LA, August 22, 2018 --( On Saturday October 20, Crescent City Creative will host their inaugural Crescent City Creative Carnival (C4), a gathering of creative professionals and entrepreneurs, from all areas of the arts, in one of the most celebrated culture capitals in the world - New Orleans, Louisiana. The events will take place steps from the French Quarter along Frenchmen Street in the Faubourg Marigny neighborhood nearest to the river. This event is designed for and will bring together top musicians, visual artists, graphic designers, fashion designers, creative directors, marketing executives, content producers, and more.

The goal of the Crescent City Creative Carnival is to create an environment ideal for Artists & Creatives to gather, collaborate, and network. With a multi-year rollout plan, never before has there been this type of curated experience that brings artists and creators together to showcase their work and talents, learn something new, give-back, unwind, and leave inspired.

This year’s Crescent City Creative Carnival will feature panel discussions and exhibitions programmed for an international, multicultural, and multigenerational creative audience. With professional development topics around: industry trends, work-life-balance, how to monetize content across multiple digital channels, as well as a limited track system focusing on Music, Visual Art, Fashion, and Entrepreneurship. Louisiana State Entertainment will also sponsor a conversation on local opportunities for creatives and artists.

“Growing up in New Orleans I’ve seen the talent this city both produces and attracts. Our goal is to help our creative peers discover potential resources, turn their Brainstorms into Businesses, and make NOLA the Creative Industry center it should be,” said event creator and creative director, Willard Hill.

Official Partners for Crescent City Creative Carnival include Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans, New Orleans Fashion Week, and Art+Design Magazine. Official Sponsors for the event include Louisiana State Entertainment, New Orleans Jazz Museum and Old U.S. Mint and others. Official Media Partners include Offbeat Magazine, Zoë Pictures, and AFROPUNK, with additional support from TuneCore and Louisiana Music Factory.

The Host Committee for the inaugural Crescent City Creative Carnival event includes Founder and Creator of New Orleans Fashion Week, Tracee Dundas, Founder and Publisher of Art+Design Magazine, Steve Martin, Executive Producer of New Orleans Entrepreneurship Week (NOEW), Victoria Adams Phipps, and Recording Artist and Musician, PJ Morton. The event is also supported by core team members Kristian Buchanan Newman and Tykecia Hayes. Presented by Louisiana based non-profit, Crescent City Creative, and Co-Produced by Quan Lateef-Hill, Willard Hill, and Circa Eighty Two.

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About Crescent City Creative
Crescent City Creative is a Louisiana State Non-Profit organization founded with the goal of helping local New Orleans talent create opportunities to pursue their creative industry dreams.

About Circa Eighty Two
Circa Eighty Two, LLC is a Creative Agency created in 2013 by husband and wife creative team: Willard Hill + Quan Lateef-Hill with the vision to connect creative professionals to productivity products, experiences, ideas, content, and resources that will inspire them to keep creating. We are FOR creatives, BY creatives...
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Crescent City Creative
Destanye Baldwin
Event Producer, Quan Lateef-Hill
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