Scholarships Available for Summer Camp

For the past nine years, Upturn Arts has produced a summer camp for New Orleans children ages 4-12 that focuses on visual arts, music, theater, and dance, with the mission, “Arts for All”.

Past campers Skylar Williams was accepted into the Jazz & Heritage Foundation’s vocal program; Will Wisnesky was accepted into a dance intensive programs with the Orlando Ballet and Nutmeg Conservatory; Jackson Norton was accepted into NOCCA for the 2018-2019 school year

The camp is open to young artists in New Orleans, ages 4-12. creARTive grants are available for those who qualify. Visit http://upturnarts.org/get-cre-art-ive/ for more information. Master artists, such as Tank and the Bangas, David Shaw of the Revivalists, Kristin Diable, and others will visit the camp to mentor young artists in their respective arts background.

The summer camp is organized in six themed sessions beginning the week of June 4. Camp runs through the week of August 6-10.

The themes this year are:

Session 1–Superhero Camp

Session2 – Explore Nola Camp

Session 3–Adventure Camp

Session 4–STEAM Camp

Session 5–Recycle Camp

Session 6–International Camp

**Sessions 1, 2, 4 & 5 are two-week camp sessions.

Upturn Arts is a fun and creative program that teaches children in the New Orleans community to explore and build confidence in themselves as artists. Our mission is to provide “Arts for All”.

A unique feature of Upturn Arts’s summer camp is that young artists have an opportunity to work with Master Artists, such as David Shaw of The Revivalists, Tank and the Bangas, Mike Doussan, and more.

Another bonus of Upturn Arts Summer Camp 2018 is that creARTive grants are available for middle- and low-income families to subsidize the cost of tuition, ensuring the mission, “Arts for All”. Camp begins June 4 with six different themed sessions and ends the week of August 10.

“Due to the nature of our organization, we hope to provide creARTive Grants to at least 50% of the young artists who attend our programming. One of our goals is to engage the immediate neighborhood and directly impact those families that live around our site.” says Executive Director, Dana Reed. Upturn Arts is located at Nola Spaces at 1719 Toledano Street.

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Book Talk & Signing with Linda P. Melton at Royal Brewery

Linda P. Melton will be speaking Saturday, May 12 from 1:30-3:30PM at Royal Brewery New Orleans located at 7266 Townsend Place, Building B. Linda’s new book is Douse Me O Lord With Your Presence. Linda is a New Orleanian and cancer survivor who is writing to encourage her readers to get into a position to invest in their lives spiritually.

 

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New Real Estate Brokerage Launches

Picnic Media is proud to launch Witry Collective, a new brokerage firm in New Orleans. The Witry Collective places value on ownership, equity and women in leadership positions. The partner/owners in the collective are transforming every aspect of the real estate experience which combine their personal strengths and established business relationships with leading technology to support their clients in achieving their goals. The Witry Collective’s focus on residential, mixed-use, investment and commercial properties in historic districts is an important part of preserving the architectural future of the city of New Orleans.

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Witry Collective is comprised of Katie Witry, Brett Rector, Adrienne Labauve, Josh Walther and Darrin Duplissey.  In 2017, the realtors generated $48.9 million in sales volume.

Picnic Media handles marketing, public realtions, website design, SEO and more for the firm.

Upturn Arts announces Master Artist Big Freedia Twerksgiving camp

Client Upturn Arts was featured on WGNO News with a Twist for their holiday camp featuring Big Freedia. Upturn Arts is a creative outlet for local New Orleans children to find their inner artist.  Their mission, “Arts for All” is demonstrated through holiday and summer camps, featuring Master Artists (local musicians, performers, artists) who teach workshops and help kids with a performance.

New Website Launches for Professional Innkeepers Association

Discover the best B & Bs in New Orleans! Picnic Media is proud to share the new Professional Innkeepers Association of New Orleans (PIANO) website. http://www.bbnola.com

PIANO’s members boast two hundred rooms, no two alike across the City of New Orleans.

Summer Camp Program receives media coverage of Master Artist Series

Upturn Arts provides hands on instruction by a local arts master each week during the master artist series sponsored by Positive Vibrations Foundation. The art camp operates Monday – Friday9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. through August 11. Before care and after care available. Breakfast and lunch included in tuition. Spaces available for summer 2018.

Hands-On Music Lessons at Upturn Arts

Tank and the Bangas turn up at Upturn Arts

Photos: Campers take lessons from Tank & the Bangas

Tank & The Bangas give ‘Master Class’ to young artists

 

Royal Brewery Announces Tap Room Hours!

ANNOUNCING our Tap Room hours beginning today, Thursday, June 1 + Culicidae Ale Batch 002 is ready! Come on by for a cold craft beer and taste Culicidae Ale 001 and Culicidae Ale 002.

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We would like to say how grateful we are to everyone that came out to celebrate our opening with us last week! Our team received excellent feedback on our beer, our space, types of music you would like to see in the space, pop-ups, food trucks desired and the best time to visit our tap room and bring the kids. To read the latest press on our soft opening and grand opening events visit http://royalbrewerynola.com/news/

Cheers, Kanpai, Salute!
Raymond & Mandy

Witry Collective Recognized for Outstanding Leadership

Congratulations to Picnic Media client’s the Witry Collective for taking home four Gardner Realtors Golden Dome Awards and being recognized in New Orleans City Business this week! We know 2017 will bring even more tremendous success to the Witry Collective.

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