Celebrate the arts this Saturday at the White Linen Night.
Every first Saturday of August, New Orleans’ locals and tourists dress up in white linen to celebrate the arts. In an event known as the White Linen Night, held this year on Saturday, August 7, you’re invited to go out and join a unique and unforgettable block party.
Founded in 1994 by the arts community of art galleries and museums in NOLA’s downtown Warehouse district, the White Linen Night is the perfect opportunity for everybody to celebrate art, music, restaurants, residences, and hotels. The dress code is obviously white linen, but most people like to mix it up with a bit of color. We recommend a comfy outfit that will let you forget about the summer heat!
Each year, attendees enjoy specially curated exhibitions by local, regional, and even international artists, as well as cuisine and cocktails from more than 30 local restaurants and bars.
Explore different artistic venues while walking through the blocks of Julia Street. All 18 galleries in Julia participate in this summer event. Visit the special exhibit at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, buy your own art at the Arts Market, or cool down at the Contemporary Arts Center.
Don’t forget that the official after-party will occur at the CAC and the admission is free, but you’re required to RSVP.
Featured image by Casey C. Buie @c_buie1.