Fifth annual State of the Nation Art and Performance Festival, Wednesday-March 22, New Orleans, multiple venues in the 7th Ward, 9th Ward and Faubourg Marigny. Regional art and performance festival, featuring theater, music, dance, visual art and workshops. The festival brings together artists from across the United States who are committed to addressing social, political, and economic issues facing the Gulf South and the country-at-large. This year’s festival will explore the intersection of art and activism around the specific theme of a tipping point. It will feature more than 100 artists from the Gulf Coast, Baltimore, D.C., Maryland, California, Hawaii, New York and beyond.