Amnesty International will host Art for Rights from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 12, at StudioBe (2940 Royal Street). Over 5,000 people will join Art for Amnesty for this free, one-day, pop-up art event, with the unveiling murals and installations by artists from around the world in the 30,000 square-foot warehouse.
This event, which is part of Amnesty International’s Write for Rights campaign, will feature twelve artists who will highlight the stories of twelve international cases through art and creative installations. The works created by these artists will call attention to cases of solitary confinement, torture, forced marriage, forced eviction, imprisonment for a miscarriage, LGBTI rights, death penalty, enforced disappearance, and prisoners of conscience.
While the event may depart from the traditional Write for Rights campaign’s work of having hundreds of thousands of people around the world send a message to someone they’ve never met, the goal remains the same: to inspire participants to write letters and take action.
Art for Rights will also feature local Creole food and brass band music for that special New Orleans flair. The event website also notes that Usher will be making an appearance.