Enjoy creativity, culture, and community at this unapparelled New Orleans Art District block party. On the first Saturday of August, White Linen Night shuts down the 300-700 blocks of Julia Street to benefit the Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans, which is a multidisciplinary center dedicated to the presentation, production, and promotion of art.
Started in 1994 by a burgeoning arts community of galleries and museums, White Linen Night was crucial for economic growth and brought much needed attention to the area. Now, the annual event attracts tens of thousands of attendees and has hosted incredible exhibitions including “Building Blocks: The Culture of Architecture in New Orleans”, “For the Sake of Order” by Leonard Galmon, and “Local Colors” by John Turner.
At the event, visitors can revel in an array of installations and entertainment, while indulging in amazing bites and drinks from dozens of local restaurants. Just a couple blocks away, the Old 77 Hotel also welcomes guests to enjoy live music, drinks, and art curated from our partners’, Where Y’art.
In addition, works created as a part of our summer Artist in Residence program will be on display. The program gives student artists the chance to stay at the hotel and soak up inspiration for the entire month of July. Their selected pieces are on display within the hotel’s Chandlery during White Linen Night.