NEW ORLEANS, LA - APRIL 28: Artist Charles Gillam works on a wood carving at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival at the Fair Grounds Race Course on April 28, 2018 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Josh Brasted/WireImage)

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Algiers Folk Art Zone

New Orleans

Self taught artist Charles Gillam is a regular at Jazz Fest, where he exhibits woodcarvings and mixed media work that is fairly bursting with New Orleans energy. He's turned his home into a sort of museum, gallery space and meeting spot for other 'folk' artists and those who are obsessed with blues as a genre.

You gotta cross the Mississippi River to get here. When asked how much he charges for entry, Gillam takes a sort of 'it depends' attitude, but he's not going to charge you anything unfair.

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