A group of local artists are coming together to benefit those impacted by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico a year ago nearing the one year anniversary.

Saturday September 15 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Baton Rouge Gallery, 1515 Dalrymple Drive, for “Louisiana Artists for Puerto Rico — a #PoetsforPuertoRico event,” will be assisting El Departamento de la Comida’s mission to rebuild 200 #farms on Puerto Rico in 24 months. The event will host a showcase, spearheaded by area poet and media professional, Leslie D. Rose, featuring talent from across south Louisiana.


Performing Artists:

  • 2018-2019 Kennedy Center Citizen Artist Fellow – Donney Rose
  • Poet – Leslie D! (Rose)
  • Vocalist – Kalesha Brown
  • National Poetry Slam Champion – Justin Lamb
  • Musician – Peter Simon
  • Poet – Toi Sibley
  • Dancer – Alicia Rollins
  • 2018 Women of the World Poetry Slam Champion – FreeQuency
  • Vocalist – KP Soul
  • Former Baton Rouge Youth Poet-Laureate – Brittany Marshall
  • Poet – Jackie Brown
  • Actor – Roger Ferrier
  • Poet – Taylor Scott
  • Poet – Eskay
  • Dance Troupe – Kabuki dancers
  • Mark Dub
  • DJ Automatik

There will also be a silent auction as well.

 Visual Artists (Silent Auction Donors)

  • Ana Cris Garcia Photography
  • rosemary goodell 
  • Hippie Chic Joy
  • Rancy Boyd-Snee
  • Athena’s Rose Handcrafted Jewelry
  • Julie Breaux
  • Spanish Orchidd
  • Arthur McViccar
  • April Hammock
  • Caleb Chapman
  • Reminisce Photography by Leslie D. Rose
  • Jonathan Mayers
  • Antoine “GHOST” Mitchell

Admission is $10 cash or check payable to Americas for Conservation and the Arts, with designation “PR Resilience Fund” in the memo line.