Can you imagine New Orleans without brass bands, social aid, pleasure clubs and Mardi Gras Indians? These second line members are the culture bearers of NOLA and with many at risk due to COVID-19, it's time we help them too.
Where Y'Art has partnered with FeedtheSecondLine.org to provide prints, based on original, commissioned works by several local artists of New Orleans culture bearers. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the prints will provide much needed income for local artists and drive donations for FeedtheSecondLine.org
Feed the Second Line, an initiative started by the Krewe of Red Beans seeks to provide food-love and employment to our culture-bearers: musicians, Mardi Gras Indians, Social Aid & Pleasure Club members, artists, and other cultural figures in the New Orleans community.
Feed The Second Line pairs older, more vulnerable musicians and artists with their younger counterparts to assist them with shopping for their groceries and household needs. The benefits are two-fold: providing much needed groceries for free to the venerated culture-bearers of our great city, with contactless delivery to protect them from public exposure during the pandemic, while providing employment to the younger generation losing weeks, possibly months, of paying gigs.
Reference photos taken by Ryan Hodgsen-Rigsbee.