If there's one thing that's certain about New Orleans, it's that it is a city that loves an excuse to throw a party. One of NOLA's much-loved parties is White Linen Night, an evening celebrating some of the arts and culture in the New Orleans Arts District. This year, White Linen Night is back on Saturday, August 7 with the First Saturday art walk and with a new sponsor in Fidelity Bank.
Attendees at this year's White Linen Night will traverse down the 300 to 600 blocks of Julia Street to the many participating galleries from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Guests are encouraged to wear their best white linen while enjoying the various galleries and institutions along Julia Street and the tasty bites from local vendors.
The galleries both on and off Julia Street will be presenting new works and exhibitions from talented artists. The Contemporary Arts Center and the Ogden Museum of Southern Art are two galleries off of Julia Street that will be opening their doors to the public for White Linen Night, featuring new exhibitions. The Contemporary Arts Center will even be hosting the event's after party, White Linen Night, After Dark, until 11 p.m.
Including the Contemporary Arts Center and the Ogden Museum of Art, there will be 17 different galleries to visit during White Linen Night. Some of the participating galleries include: Ariodante Gallery featuring art by Amy Sartin Carlisle and Nancy Susaneck, jewelry by Lisa Normand, and crafts by Gary Schiro; Arthur Roger Gallery featuring the group BLACK BEAUTY and Christopher Saucedo's Requiem MMI; Beata Sasik Gallery with New Work by Beata Sasik; the Callan Contemporary featuring Michael Kessler's Shifting Filters; Degas Gallery's Bonne Fortune by Michael Guidry and Michael Hedges; Gallery 600 Julia Gone Bananas by Carol Hallock; and Gryder Gallery New Orleans/New Wave: A Celebration of the Life of Diego Cortez (Part I) by Dapper Bruce Lafitte and GRYDER.
For more information about the event, visit artsdistrictneworleans.com.