Instruments of Art at Decorum Furniture Recap

A balmy, full-moon night in February was the perfect backdrop for Mardi Gras beads, masks and artwork.  The staff at Decorum Furniture and event creative hands quickly transformed their lovely store into a NoLo party space, with Creole spices and delectables, jazz music, bars and of course, incredible Instruments of Art.  Guests showed up in costume, champagne bubbled, the music played and bidding quickly became competitive for themed gift baskets, jewelry and artwork.

The artists who created the more than two dozen instruments gathered for awards and photos.  Our kudos and thanks for their generosity.  We made several awards:

P Artist Awards 5

First Place       Crizti Walsh, ‘VooDoo Blues’

Second Place  Karen Long Freidt, ‘The Sanctuary that Lies Within’

Third Place      Brian LaBarr, ‘Garden Six String’

Best in Form & Function          Terri Summers Flint, ‘Guitar Lamp’

People’s Choice          Brian LaBarr, ‘Garden Six String’

Honorable Mention      Stephen Guilfoyle, ‘Hand Drum’

Carmalita Andrews, ‘Tranquil Vanity’


The always fabulous Jpixx created a video recap of the night.

Enjoy the photos!