The lack of travel posts on my blog over the past several months makes me sad. Thanks Covid-19! But today, I did go to an awesome place in my hometown of New Orleans. It is called JAMNOLA. The JAM stands for Joy, Art, and Music and it is an artistic celebration of New Orleans culture.
It is a guided tour through themed rooms which are each full of unique, colorful, and truly NOLA art. I highly recommend checking it out. It is fun and they encourage photography and fun selfies. It is a great place to spend an hour.
Much of the art is made with reclaimed materials, such as the lanterns in the feather room (made out of Gatorade bottles).
There were paintings, fun wallpaper, or other art installations on every wall and floor.
There was a room made up completely of recycled Mardi Gras beads and the reflective mirrors from parking garages.
The bling bayou was super sparkly of course.
This whole room was hand painted.
The crawfish themed room had lots of fun photo opportunities and the coolest wallpaper.
The costume room had lots of cool stuff inspired by Carnival.
The garden of legends had huge statues of famous NOLA musicians, from Irma Thomas to Louis Armstrong to Lil Wayne and more.
JAMNOLA is a uniquely New Orleans experience full of color, joy, and music.