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Coliseum Square Association Seeking Artists for Lower Garden District Home Tour

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Celebrate an incomparable New Orleans community as the International School of Louisiana and the Coliseum Square Association combine to present the ISL FEST, A CELEBRATION OF COMMUNITY and the LOWER GARDEN DISTRICT HALLOWEEN HOME TOUR.

After a two-year absence, the Coliseum Square Association returns to the Home Tour circuit on SUNDAY, OCTOBER 26TH with the 34TH ANNUAL LOWER GARDEN DISTRICT HOME TOUR, a hauntingly beautiful selection of homes throughout the Lower Garden District. At the same time, THE 8TH ANNUAL ISL FEST, a two-day festival featuring a world of food, entertainment, games, arts and crafts, will take place at the school’s Coliseum Square campus.

The LOWER GARDEN DISTRICT HOME TOUR will present a diverse selection of residences that represent a slice of life in the Historic Lower Garden District. There will also be an arts market featuring local artists in the Square. Admission to the tour is $15 in advance and $20 the day of, and children age 10 and under and ISL students are free (ISL student tickets must be ordered through the school). The home tour will be held on Sunday, October 26th from 11am to 4pm, with the last tour beginning at 3pm from the Square.

During ISL FEST kids can participate in a bungee run, space walk and other games, parents can enjoy live music and the whole family can enjoy food from a variety of local restaurants. Admission to ISL FEST is FREE (tickets for individual booths can be purchased at the event). The two-day festival will be held on Saturday, October 25th from 11am to 7pm, and Sunday, October 26th from 11am to 5pm.

For more information, and advance home tour tickets, please visit our websites: and

Please contact Ashlye Keaton at by Monday September 29, to let us know if you would be interested in participating and, if so, if you have your own tables/tents, etc. We will be making logistical arrangements over the next few weeks.

While the primary purpose of this event is to resume the traditional Lower Garden District House Tour after a two-year-hiatus, we love having NOPA in the neighborhood, and want to give NOPA members an opportunity for exposure to our residents and visitors.