Tipitina's is hosting an auction to raise money to support its staff who currently cannot work during the COVID-19 shutdown.
New Orleans artist Frenchy has donated some of his paintings to the effort. The first painting for auction is a group portrait of the band The Radiators and was painted from life during one of their shows in January of this year.
Bids for the auction started yesterday through ebay and will remain open until midnight next Thursday, April 9. The current bid is at $2,650, and Tipinia's supporters can also purchase a drink "in advance" of the eventual reopening and tip the staff through their GoFundMe page.