What We Do

BAR NONE is a multidisciplinary arts initiative based in New Orleans, LA.
BAR NONE offers incarcerated people, formerly incarcerated people, and their family members, opportunities for healing through the arts.

Your donation allows incarcerated families another opportunity.

Our Mission

Transcending Incarceration Through The Arts.

BAR NONE is a multidisciplinary arts initiative which offers people currently and formerly incarcerated, their families and friends, opportunities for healing, entrepreneurship, education, partnership, and community-driven justice through the arts.


Tuere Jones, M.Ed

Excecutive Director
Youth Advocate. Educator. Artist. Organizer. Facilitator. Planner.

Ms. Sheila Phipps

Residency Director
Native New-Orleanian Artist. Activist. Organizer

LaVonna Varnado-Brown

Development Coordinator
Multidisciplinary Artist. Organizer.

Sunni Patterson

BAR NONE Ambassador
Poet, Teacher, Artist, and Visionary Sunni Patterson combines the heritage and tradition of her Native town New Orleans with an enlightened modern world view to create music and poetry that is timeless in its groove.

Kelsey Tvedt Scult

Special Projects Director
Kelsey, a multi-disciplinary artist, received her B.A. from Oberlin College in Studio Art and Africana Studies. Her work explores the process of intergenerational trauma, de/reconstructing whiteness, vulnerability, violence and love.


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