Home Sweet Float
The first black-owned Carnival float service provider catering to clients throughout Louisiana, Crescent City Artists LLC moved its talents to porches this year.
For over 30 years, Rene and Inez Pierre have been building Carnival floats, but never like this. On Dec. 26, they received their first order for a house float, and less than two weeks later they were booked up, with 52 floats on their “to do” list and a growing waiting list. Seen here, Rene Pierre, a graduate of Xavier University’s fine arts program who gained acclaim for his hand-made miniature floats, works on a Buddha-themed house float for a house on Carrollton Avenue. Residents can keep their creations and have them repainted for anniversaries, birthdays, or next year’s Carnival. PierreParadeProductions.com.