If during Jazz Fest the others in your party are down with you breaking away from the music to shop, consider yourself lucky. My significant other was surprisingly tolerant, indulging me in 45 minutes of art booth hopping (with bonus lackluster nods to my incessant, “Isn’t this cool?”). The live funk beating in the background was invigorating – like a shopping soundtrack I never knew I needed. I was dancing between vendors and funking it up with my credit card one booth at a time. The only issue I had was time; even with the 15-minute extension my kind husband agreed to. So, if you enjoy discovering new artists and one-of-a-kind crafts, 45 minutes will not be satisfactory. Between chatting up the artists, deciding what to buy, short dance breaks and people watching, you are going to need closer to 1.5 hours.  

If you don’t have the time, why not plan ahead? Check out the pink stars I put on the map below and note the three main shopping areas to peruse; Congo Square African Marketplace, Contemporary Crafts and Louisiana Marketplace. I’ve pointed out some of my favorite vendors for this weekend below, along with their corresponding tent. Just remember to stay open-minded, set aside the time and by all means don’t look for anything specific. Enjoy the Fest!  

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Best Shopping at Jazz Fest

Contemporary Crafts

Mercury Lab Guitars 
Aluminum crafted guitars 
Tent F 

K.Lamberti Designs 
Wearable art jewelry 
Tent F 

Lalo  
Handmade, sustainable, wearable art 
Tent G 

Designs by Masue 
Lifestyle brand, using organic designs inspired by nature 
Tent J 

Audiowood 
Artistic, sculptural turn tables 
Tent I 

Pink Cheeks Studios 
Soft sculptures, dolls, wall art 
Tent D 

Bergeron Woodworks 
Wood frames and furnishings 
Tent K 

Louisiana Marketplace: 

Port Studio 
Reclaimed wood furniture 
Tent E 

Juneau Metalworks 
Mother-daughter artist team making organic and whimsical pieces of artisan jewelry 
Tent F 

Sigourney Morrison 
Hand sewn accessories 
Tent F 

African Marketplace

Sunugal La Classe 
French Market based clothes and accessories from Senegal 
Tent W 

Ragar Grillier WillisAngel Bands 
Unique leather and stone jewelry and accessories 
Tent X 

Anaya Bazaar 
Morrocan clothing, crafts and jewelry 
Tent U 

Robbiewear 
Unique handcrafted leather accessories 
Tent Q 

Nafi Hand Made 
Handmade woven accessories  
Tent N 

Ongoing Shopping Events: 

Bogo Sale (ends tonight) at Home Malone  

25% off all sale items at Little Miss Muffin (Code: 25OFFMAY2) through Sunday, May 7th. 

Cino for Cinco Promotion (5 treatments for $5,000) book by May 31st, Bopp Dermatology