Artists Fallen Fruit are planting 300 publicly accessible fruit trees in New Orleans.
Pelican Bomb, A Studio in the Woods, and Newcomb Art Museum of Tulane University present “Fallen Fruit of New Orleans,” a citywide suite of public projects with internationally acclaimed artists Fallen Fruit (David Burns and Austin Young). This multi-site presentation continues Fallen Fruit’s exploration of the ways people experience public space. As one component, Fallen Fruit are planting 300 fruit trees throughout New Orleans in 2018—in honor of the city’s tricentennial. Individuals and community groups are able to adopt fruit trees, free of charge. In the spirit of sharing resources, trees must be planted to overhang a public sidewalk or street so that the fruit is accessible to passersby to pick.
On January 23, 4–6 pm, all interested New Orleans residents citywide can adopt a tree at Newcomb Art Museum of Tulane University. Trees will be adopted on a first come, first served basis, and we cannot guarantee availability. Priority will be given to those who have pre-registered. Registration has closed. Thank you for your interest, but we are unable to accommodate any further requests for trees.
This event also introduces Fallen Fruit’s upcoming exhibition “EMPIRE,” which opens April 12 at Newcomb Art Museum and explores the history of people and place in terms of cultural legacy, historical narrative, and social constructs through the lens of the diverse Tulane art and archives collections, all within the environment of one experiential based artwork inspired by the process of discovery.
If you’d like to volunteer or if you’re a community member interested in “Fallen Fruit of New Orleans,” contact firstname.lastname@example.org.