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Music Jam & Dinner

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we invite you to take part in a sonic and bodily exploration of the possible: we’re gathering to jam. dinner provided. please no photos or videos. note: this is a participatory intimate gathering to explore musicianship, fellowship, and movement. Thur…

Fall Camp Registration

Register here. Material Institute is excited to host Fall Camp on Monday Oct 10- Thursday Oct 13, 9-3pm for children 5–16 years old. Throughout the day campers will work in the garden and learn about sustainable gardening, raising healthy and happy chickens,…

Catwalk Under the Oaks

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You are invited to our 2nd Annual Catwalk Under the Oaks: Denim and Blues Couture with designers from Material Institute, New Orleans, and creative production from Creative Elements Productions, Denise Baumann and elaborate headdresses by The French Potager. The dress…

Spring Fling

Join us for our annual Spring Fling with food, games, a visit from the Easter Bunny and an easter egg hunt. Sat April 1611–2pm 24 Carrot Garden

The Embassy 2022 Showcase

The Embassy’s Recording Resident Artists spent the last 10 months recording albums and EPs in the studio. To culminate their residency cycle, the six artists will present live sets of material from their albums. Free and open to the public.…

Tracksuit Fashion Show

Material Institute designers showcase their renditions of the tracksuit in a one-night runway show and fashion exhibition. Admission is free, but we do have special perks for donors! All tickets must be reserved. We have limited seating. Tracksuit Fashion ShowSat…

Afterschool Garden Programs

The garden hosts Afterschool and Saturday programming for youth ages 5 to 16. Register here. Our Saturday programming is drop-in and requires no pre-registration. Participants learn Louisiana ecology, sustainable gardening, healthy cooking techniques, how to raise healthy and happy chickens…

Community Garden

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24 Carrot Garden functions as an accessible community space for rest, relaxation, and complimentary harvesting of vegetables and herbs. Food grown is free of charge for neighbors and staff. Purple & white eggplant, cucumber, okra, malbar spinach, banana peppers, mint,…

Portfolios

The outcome of each student’s year of study is a professional design portfolio which they use to apply for apprenticeships, jobs, design universities, and other opportunities. Their portfolios document their process and ability to solve problems creatively. Students build content…