Galeria Alegria

Promoting Louisiana One Bead At A Time

The technique is new - 95% of Mardi Gras beads are recycled - all beads are individually cut - and molded into shape with regular adhesive

Old Spanish Street Sign in the French Quarter, New Orleans - Private Collection, San Francisco, CA

Commissioned Logos


Smile Works Kids Dentistry, Stephan Wanger, Florida, Mardi Gras Bead Art

2010 - SmileWorks Kids Dentistry

Dr. Manav Malik, a Sarasota native, is a Board-Certified Pediatric Dentist. "Dr. M&M" (as children call him) personally designed the office to maximize comfort and minimize anxiety. Our office is themed as a modern "SmileFactory" and is conveniently located between Lakewood Ranch and Sarasota at 3103 Fruitville Road, Sarasota, FL 34237.

Sarasota, FL


Tales of the Cocktail, New Orleans, Stephan Wanger, Mardi Gras bead art, Anne Tuennerman,

2011 - Tales of the Cocktail Anniversary Logo

Tales of the Cocktail® is the world’s premier cocktail festival, bringing together the most respected minds on mixology for five days of cocktails, cuisine and culture. Held annually in New Orleans, this international event has something for cocktail professionals and enthusiasts alike with a spirited schedule of seminars, dinners, competitions and tasting rooms where brands showcase their latest products. Tales of the Cocktail® returns in 2012 for a historic milestone—its 10th Anniversary of rocking the cocktail world. Join the celebration July 25-29, 2012 and see how Tales of the Cocktail® only gets better with age.

New Orleans, LA


Louisiana Pick your Passion by Stephan Wanger, Jay Dardenne, New Orleans, Louisiana, Tourism, Recycled Mardi Gras Bead Art

2011 - Louisiana: Pick your Passion

Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne of Louisiana, unveiled a new marketing campaign and logo designed to entice visitors to sample the state's food, culture and recreational facilities. Dardenne, who also is secretary of the Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, said he came up with the "Pick Your Passion" theme and ran it by an advertising consultant who said it would work. The logo features the word "Louisiana" spelled out in purple with the two "I"s replaced by exclamation points to denote excitement, Dardenne said. The phrase "Pick your Passion" is emblazoned in red script under the Louisiana logo.

Baton Rouge, LA


Hotel Monteleone Logo, Mardi Gras Bead Art, Stephan Wanger, French Quarter, New Orleans

2011 - Hotel Monteleone

It’s been said that the French Quarter begins in the lobby of the Hotel Monteleone. Located in the heart of the French Quarter, Hotel Monteleone is both a historic and literary landmark dating back 125 years. Family owned since the very start, Hotel Monteleone is iconic to New Orleans from her architecture to her superb service and accommodations. At this New Orleans hotel you’ll find history around every corner.

New Orleans, LA