White Linen Night

Celebrate the art event of the summer.

White Linen Night began in 1994 and has evolved as the premier art event of the Summer to benefit the Contemporary Arts Center. Always hosted the first Saturday of August and our hottest month, the name White Linen Night comes from the white dress encouraged by attendees because of its sun reflecting color (and its place in southern fashion). As a local gathering for art gallery clients and neighbors of the Warehouse District (also home of New Orleans’ Arts District), the event has continued to grow and now features a block party down Julia Street, gallery openings and an after-party at the CAC. It is a great way to honor talented local artists with an evening of shopping accompanied by food, drink, and music.

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This year, don your finest white linen and join us for a virtual celebration with our partners-in-art, Where Y’art, and melodic musical stylings from the powerhouse Cole Williams Band, – all from the comfort of your couch. Head over to our Instagram livestream on Saturday, August 1 from 6-8 p.m. as we debut the latest gallery exhibit – Face Forward: Creativity in the New Normal – and hear from previous (and new) featured artists.

Face Forward is a series of portraits that speak both to you and about you. Each of us will see something different, interpreted by your focus, attitude, mood or situation. The meaning that we attach to what we see, how we feel about it, is influenced by what we are looking to see.

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