Many New Orleans businesses are finding ways to help the community during the aftermath of Hurricane Ida. One Marigny art attraction will open its doors for a morale boost with community support, food and free tickets.
JAMNOLA, an immersive art attraction at 2832 Royal Street in the Marigny, will host a free community support weekend from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 11 and Sunday, Sept. 12.
To aid and support residents still without power, JAMNOLA says it’s pulling its own resources together to offer a free community support hub where anyone can come on-site to use provided computers, cell phones and wi-fi.
Organizers say staff members will be on hand for technical assistance with disaster relief registration and FEMA claims. Free food and snacks will also be available for those in need.
“JAMNOLA was fortunate enough to have its power turned on, but many in our community are still without internet, cell service or electricity and cannot logistically begin the process of filing claims for the damage sustained on their homes and property,” JAMNOLA said in a statement.
Additionally, to provide New Orleanians a little joy during this tough time, JAMNOLA will offer free tickets to the exhibit all weekend long with coupon code: CARE (must book at JAMNOLA.com, while supplies last).
In partnership with the Foundation of Louisiana, JAMNOLA has also designed relief t-shirts that will provide 100% of profits to relief efforts for our coastal and River Parishes in need. Shirts can be purchased online via the JAMNOLA website.
JAMNOLA — an acronym for Joy, Art, Music New Orleans — is a “cultural funhouse” founded by Bywater residents Jonny Liss and Chad Smith in creative partnership with New Orleans-based art collective Where Y’Art.
Blinged-out gators, a giant crawfish boil and a virtual costume closet are just a few of the creative exhibits guests can explore. JAMNOLA also regularly updates its exhibits each season.
In the attraction, Hugo Gyrl has contributed selfie-ready, statement strong arms in an installation titled “Yeah You Write,” while Ceaux Young’s work appears in a collection of murals, including a second-line scene, called “What’s Your Jam?”
One permanent must-see exhibit at JAMNOLA, called “Garden of Legends,” pays tribute to New Orleans music legends, past and present. In the room, iconic local musicians become immortalized as sculptures. Irma Thomas, Lil Wayne, Louis Armstrong, Big Freedia and Dr. John are among some of the figures in the exhibit.
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