During New Orleans’ monthly art walk, the newly formed Krewe of Dead Pelicans staged their first parade through Julia Street, New Orleans’ gallery district, to mourn and protest the BP oil spill. Traditionally krewes parade for Mardi Gras, itself a final celebration before the sorrow of the Lenten season. The KoDP was organized by real estate agent and carnival costume designer Ro Meyer in late May, as an outlet for frustration about the BP oil disaster.