The Hancock Whitney White Linen Night is an annual celebration of New Orleans’ longstanding and ever-growing art scene. Presented by the Contemporary Arts Center and hosted throughout the Arts/Warehouse District, White Linen Night features an evening filled with exclusive performances and exhibitions, gallery showings, parties and more.
This year, White Linen Night celebrates 25 years of community building and art showcasing with special programming and events taking place Saturday, Aug. 3.
White Linen Night Events
With more than 20 participating galleries, live music and art installations, special giveaways, delicious bites, cocktails and much more, White Linen Night is an opportune time to experience the Arts/Warehouse District. In addition to the gallery showings along Julia Street, White Linen Night hosts a number of specialty events that you won’t want to miss out on throughout the day.
Julia Street Block Party - 5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Free and open to the public, the Julia Street Block Party is the best way to kick-off your White Linen Night experience. Immerse yourself in all there is to offer between the 300-700 blocks of Julia Street. Immerse yourself in the more than two dozen local restaurants and bars, plus live music and art installations.
Open Call 2019 Opening Reception - 5:30 p.m.
Each year, the Contemporary Arts Center premieres their Open Call Exhibition in conjunction with White Linen Night. This annual showcase features the works of over 30 local artists as they interpret a shared theme. Participating artists will explore identity as a complex entanglement of lived experience for this year’s exhibition theme: Identity Measures.
CAC “Party After Dark” - 9 p.m. - Midnight
What’s a celebration without a proper after party? CAC After Dark is the official after party of White Linen Night. Held at the CAC’s Camp Street Warehouse, Party After Dark is an extension of White Linen Night that will feature art-related entertainment, music, dancing, food vendors, bars and more. Party After Dark is a ticketed event - $10 for general admission and free to CAC members.
White Linen Night Tickets
Ticketing and registration for the Hancock Whitney White Linen Night varies by event. The Julia Street Block Party and Open Call Exhibition are free and open to the public. The CAC Party After Dark is $10 and tickets will be available for purchase in the coming weeks.
CAC Cool Down Lounge
White Linen Night’s VIP experience can be found at the CAC Cool Down Lounge. This private venue just slightly removed from the Julia Street happenings provides guests with additional comfort during White Linen Night. Guest can beat the August heat with food, drinks and private restrooms. Tickets to the Cool Down Lounge sell quickly so make sure to check before for more information shortly.
The CAC is the leading multidisciplinary arts center in the South. From bold experiments in visual arts, photography and sculpture to cutting-edge theatre, music and dance, the CAC is dedicated to the art of our time.