Frenchy, Art, Fundraising, Beer, & Fiya!

Match Made in Heaven:  Frenchy, Art, Fundraising, Beer, and Fiya Fest!

Continuing his support of his beloved New Orleans and staying true to his position as an unofficial ambassador for the NOLA arts and cultural scene, Frenchy is working with FiyaWerks Productions and NOLA Brewing on this year’s Fiya Fest. The festival will be Friday May 2nd as part of 2014’s New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.

Fiya Fest is a day of music and crawfish boil – mmmm, mmm! – meant to raise money and awareness for The Roots of Music, an organization that has a mission to teach, support, and empower New Orleans’ youth through music, education, academic support, and mentorship while both preserving and promoting the city’s cultural and musical heritage. Sounds like a perfect place for our boy, Frenchy.

The event will be punctuated by our own NOLA Brewing unveiling its brand new beer, Rebirth Pale Ale. The label will feature three of Frenchy’s original paintings, which will also be debuted that day. In addition, Frenchy will be performing throughout the day, creating live paintings around shows by Maceo Parker, The Headhunters, and many others. The proceeds from Frenchy’s work will also benefit The Roots of Music.

Frenchy at Le Petit Theatre Fundraiser

Frenchy Paints at Fundraiser for Le Petit Theatre

New Orleans restaurant mogul, Dickie Brennan, is opening up a new restaurant in the French Quarter called Tableau. The restaurant is situated next to America’s oldest community theater, Le Petit Theatre.  On May 14th Tableau held a big fundraising event for the legendary theater with about 700 people in attendance.  And you know Frenchy was there capturing the action of the evening in a painting.  The painting was sold for $5,000 and 50% of the proceeds were donated back to the Le Petit Theatre.