A Studio in the Woods focuses on interrelated areas of programming including artists’ residencies, forest restoration, and science-inspired art education for children and adults. Our work is based on the proposition that Southern Louisiana can be seen as a microcosm of the global environment, manifesting both the challenges and possibilities inherent in human interaction with urban and natural ecosystems. We provide intimate residencies that connect artists to the local community through creative discourse centered on environmental and social challenges; protect and preserve the woods within which the Studio resides; and engage students of all ages and community members in our innovative arts and environmental initiatives.
Located on the Mississippi River bank within the city limits of New Orleans, A Studio in the Woods is situated in a bottomland hardwood forest. Our woods are one of the few remaining tracts of forest in the area. They are lush, precious and endangered.
- Alliance of Artist Communities