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17th Annual Martin…

Mar 1 - 7, 2015
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Andrew Jackson: Hero…

Mar 1 - 29, 2015
THNOC's exhibition tracks Jackson's rise from humble beginnings to immortality… more

Artist Spotlight…

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New Orleans-based woodturning artist Tom Dunne will be the featured artist in… more

BODY ELECTRIC Group…

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Inspired by Walt Whitman's "I Sing the Body Electric", this… more

Edgar Degas: The…

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Jefferson Arts…

Mar 1 - 15, 2015
Mrs. Stancliffe's Rose Cottage Bed & Breakfast has been successful for many… more

Jim Roche: Cultural…

Mar 1 - Jul 12, 2015
Born in 1943, Jim Roche received a BA from Florida State University (1961)… more

Mark Steinmetz: South

Mar 1 - May 10, 2015
Mark Steinmetz lives and works in Athens, Georgia. His work transcends the… more

New Orleans Celtic…

Mar 1 - 1, 2015
New Orleans Celtic Festival is an annual event dedicated to preserving and… more

Stage Door Canteen…

Mar 1 - Apr 5, 2015
"Always ... Patsy Cline," a musical play, complete with down-home… more

Tennessee Williams:…

Mar 1 - May 31, 2015
Tennessee Williams was one of the most admired playwrights of the 20th century.… more

The Bowery Presents -…

Mar 1 - 1, 2015
Hannibal Buress is widely known for having an "irresistible" comedic… more

The New Orleans…

Mar 1 - Nov 18, 2015
Marvel Universe LIVE! will captivate audiences with an authentic and original… more

World of Wheels

Mar 1 - 1, 2015
World of Wheels features a wide variety of cars, trucks and motorcycles as well… more

Preservation Jazz…

Mar 2 - 2, 2015
Live New Orleans Jazz Nightly! more

The Joy Theater…

Mar 3 - 3, 2015
Much like acts like The Smiths or Joy Division before them, Above & Beyond… more

Jazz Pilates with…

Mar 4 - 25, 2015
The French Market and The New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park are proud… more

Ogden After Hours…

Mar 5 - 5, 2015
Join us for Ogden After Hours for Colin Lake. more

The Columns Hotel…

Mar 5 - 26, 2015
The Historical Columns Hotel with its "sophiscicated atmosphere" and… more

Yappy Hour at The…

Mar 5 - 5, 2015
Yappy Hour at the The Velvet Cactus - 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM (Sorry, no dogs… more

17th Annual Martin…

Mar 1 - 7, 2015
Join us for the 17th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Art… more

Volunteer Graffiti Cleanup - Jan 12th

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact:
French Quarter Business Association
Annie Flettrich
Phone: 504.309.1423
Email: annie@fqba.org

 

WHAT: Volunteer Graffiti Cleanup

WHEN: Saturday, January 12, 2013

9 am - 12 pm 

WHERE: French Quarter, 8th District Police Station, 334 Royal Street

 

December 28, 2012- All those passionate about making the French Quarter graffiti-free should sign up and be a part of this fun and worthwhile event. There are opportunities as group leaders as well as hands-on workers to participate. With the tools and instructions in hand, volunteers spread out through the quarter and remove as many graffiti marks as possible. Volunteers receive a work t-shirt (while supplies last), all cleaning products and tools for the cleanup, and are treated post cleanup French Quarter lunch provided by Creole Cuisine.

With the upcoming major public events, the FQBA and VC-GAP invite individuals and groups to volunteer on Saturday, January 12, 2013 to help rid public spaces of unsightly graffiti. The cleanup will begin with check in at 9 am in the courtyard of the New Orleans Police Departments 8th District, 334 Royal Street. Register online at http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001QlCoxLOFCOtakv0e1acaV9CcEKAllTrA9K-Et05bGtV620KLC1GtLDcSpWshnfBw7iIS4JxkIl_jV33nbbAK2HDuO5V28MDOjCMCBJIlpuEN3p7NVP_k7CHWRoe_Rm_PDLuhWxb3kiU= as an individual or group.  

The French Quarter Business Association (FQBA), along with other prominent French Quarter groups implemented a French Quarter initiative named Vieux Carre Graffiti Abatement Program or VC-GAP in the summer of 2010.VC-GAP hopes to eradicate the structures in the French Quarter of the illegal graffiti. The graffiti problem is not as insurmountable as once presumed and VC-GAP is working to help those victimized by offering information and solutions.This neighborhood beautification effort is just one of the commitments VC-GAP is making the community.    

Graffiti is a real community issue that businesses, activists, residents, and volunteers are willing to face head on. Please join VC-GAP in the fight against illegal graffiti and the eradication campaign!

To volunteer or donate contact the FQBA office at 504.309.1423 or email graffiti@fqba.org

For more information, please visit our website http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001QlCoxLOFCOtPA42K2ycFfTG4LMlRuXA5ku265j4gx-j125qZE6KDpdrIyD5m5SkC75s9PSaQTnW3DQxgZN5-66KDFvY5yoSI292uFl6CoXg=. Donations to the effort are also graciously appreciated. Everyone can help!    

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The French Quarter Business Association is a not-for-profit organization of business owners and associates located in and around the French Quarter. Our purpose is to assist in the development and success of business in the Vieux Carre while protecting the integrity of this historic and cultural district.