Each spring and fall, thousands of art and music lovers enjoy food, drinks, and live music in the beautiful grounds of The Helis Foundation Enrique Alférez Sculpture Garden. By popular demand, New Orleans Botanical Garden has reprised the event series and will extend its hours to 8 p.m. every Wednesday during the month of October beginning Wednesday, October 4th, to celebrate “Evenings with Enrique,” with free admission courtesy of The Helis Foundation.
Throughout the year, every Wednesday is free to Louisiana residents, courtesy of The Helis Foundation.
In October 2015, New Orleans Botanical Garden unveiled The Helis Foundation Enrique Alférez Sculpture Garden, an 8,000 sq. ft. park featuring sculptures by famed Mexican-American artist Enrique Alférez set within sweeping footpaths surrounded by lush tropical flowers and shrubs. Located inside New Orleans City Park, New Orleans Botanical Garden is one of the few remaining examples of public garden design from the Works Progress Administration and showcases the Art Deco influences of three renowned talents of the era: architect Richard Koch, landscape architect William Wiedorn, and artist Enrique Alférez.
Each Wednesday in October, “Evenings with Enrique” will feature local musicians playing among the collection. Learn about the life and work of Enrique Alférez under enhanced lighting and fire baskets suspended from the branches of the Live Oak tree. Guests are invited to purchase mojitos and Latin food provided by La Cocinita food truck. Please no outside food or drinks. Guests are welcome to bring chairs.