NEW ORLEANS—Printwear wraps up Voodoo Oktoberfest, a co-hosted event with Rhode Island-based Mirror Image and multiple sponsors from the apparel decoration industry. The event, designed to raise funds for the New Orleans Musicians Assistance Foundation (NOMAF) took place Oct. 10 in New Orleans at the Howlin’ Wolf club.
Rick Roth, president of Mirror Image, estimates the final attendance between 800–1,000 people for the event. The benefit raised $12,000 in funds through door donations and contributions from sponsors. Roth says combined with previous fundraisers for NOMAF, the total donation for the foundation now sits at more than $100,000.
“Music is the lifeblood of the city of New Orleans and without musicians, no music, and without healthcare, no musicians,” contends Roth. “We have wanted to help with the location that we have our conferences in, to give back to that community, not just have it as a ‘site.’”
In keeping with the apparel decoration theme, one of the main giveaway items at the event was a custom-designed T-shirt, created by Tom Davenport, co-founder of the garment decoration blog the Ink Kitchen.
Davenport's artwork used on event passes and T-shirts. (Image courtesy Scott Langley)
Roth says he and collaborators may consider future events in other cities that focus on regional charities there as well.
Scroll below to see photos from the event.
For more information on Mirror Image, visit http://www.mirrorimage.com/.
For more information on NOMAF, visit http://neworleansmusiciansclinic.org/.