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Louisiana native and self-taught artist Kelly Boyett has been creatively making her mark on the world since she could say paintbrush. With the eccentric city of New Orleans as her muse, she draws inspiration from everything around her and reflects her love for the vibrance of southern culture in her present work. It has been said that one can simply feel the vibrations of the energy emitting

from her pieces.

Boyett specializes in live-painting performances, and when she is not on-site somewhere slinging paint, she is exercising her creativity in her Mid-City studio, as well as traveling the world to inspire and disperse her art.

Boyett works in many different mediums, with acrylic being her weapon of choice -due to its versatility and speed of work. However, she does not limit herself only to painting. With a passion for wood-working as well, Boyett prides herself as a 'Jill of all trades'. She enjoys building her own canvases among many other things, and brags about her tool collection often.


The Historic Swoop-Duggins House, located in a historic three-story, three-bay, brick house with an attached two-story service wing located in New Orlean’s CBD, offers a private, second floor exclusively for events complete with private entry. For larger events, or guests wishing for a progressive event experience, you may opt to also include the courtyard as well as the entire first floor, Swoop’s dining room and bar, as part of your event.

The Historic Swoop-Duggins House’s event space can be privately accessed by both its own beautiful wooden staircase as well as the courtyard, both leading to the immaculately decorated rooms on the second floor. Rich colors and ornate fabrics complement the artwork that adorns the walls as well as the multiple fireplaces. The “gallery” (a balcony spanning the depth of an entire sidewalk and the full length of the building) allows guests to experience the sites and sounds of New Orleans during your event.

The space at The Historic Swoop-Duggins House provides your guests with a unique event experience in that not only do you have access to the second floor during your event, you have the option to utilize the courtyard as part of your event.


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