NEW ORLEANS – From painters to performance artists, New Orleans has no shortage of talented creatives. To celebrate the artistic souls of the city, JAMNOLA is introducing its “JAMNOLA at Night” artist takeover concept, with the first artist takeover taking place March 9. “JAMNOLA at Night: The Future is Black Joy Art Music,” curated by Vally O and DC PauL, will take place from 6-10 p.m.
JAMNOLA is a love letter to New Orleans and pays tribute to the people and artists who have left their mark on the city, especially the Black community. This special event will celebrate Black Joy, Art and Music with performances of spoken word, artists, dancers and more. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at www.jamnola.com starting Monday, March 1.
“What would New Orleans be without the influence of Black food, Black art and Black culture? We’re honored to curate a moving and entertaining evening celebrating Black artists with JAMNOLA,” says Vally O, a New Orleans-based performance artist.
In addition to the March 9 event, JAMNOLA will also take time to recognize Women’s History Month. The digital collage in the “Who Dot?” exhibit will transform to honor three important icons in New Orleans cultural history:
- Oretha Castle Hayley, New Orleans Civil Rights Activist and notable political campaign manager
- Dorothy Mae Taylor, first Black woman elected to Louisiana state legislature who is responsible for the integration of Mardi Gras krewes
- Mayor LaToya Cantrell, first female mayor of New Orleans, leading the city during a global pandemic
The special tribute is currently on display through March 10.
“It’s important to us to recognize the contributions from not only artists, but also the icons and communities who have helped shape New Orleans into what it is today,” says Jonny Liss, founder of JAMNOLA. “We’re proud of the inclusive space we’ve created and look forward to many more collaborations and tributes.”