Arts District New Orleans

August 5th, 2023, 5-10 PM

Arts District New Orleans (ADNO), the organization that founded the popular White Linen Night in 1994, is pleased to announce that the event is back this year, and will take place on 5 August 2023, in conjunction with the First Saturday Gallery Openings. Fidelity Bank returns as the title sponsor of the event, which will take place from 5-10 p.m. on the 300-600 blocks of Julia Street in the New Orleans’ historic Warehouse Arts District, as well as for the first time the 500 block of Saint Joseph - bridging the Julia-street thoroughfare with surrounding galleries, museums, and institutions. Guests are strongly encouraged to don their white linen while strolling the district, visit the galleries, enjoy food and drink from local vendors, and art-centered street activations.

Each gallery will present new exhibitions, with world-class art installations from the talented artists represented. In addition to the Julia and Saint Joseph Streets block party event, member galleries off-Julia will also welcome guests, and area institutions The Contemporary Arts Center (CAC) and The Ogden Museum of Southern Art will also open their doors and unveil new exhibitions of juried open calls featuring artists from the region. 

“White Linen Night has been part of the Arts District calendar for 29 years,” says Leslie-Claire Spillman, ADNO President. “We are grateful for our continued partnership with Fidelity Bank, as well as renewed relationships with our many other regular sponsors. Thanks to their support, we are able to continue to welcome guests to the district and grow this event which we all know and love; a night of music, food, drink, fun, and most importantly ART. Join us for the art walk from 5-10 p.m. and then keep the party going into the night at the official after-party hosted by the Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans.

"Fidelity Bank is proud to once again support White Linen Night and the vibrant art district of New Orleans. We are committed to investing in the cultural and economic development of our community, and we believe that supporting local artists and businesses is essential to the continued growth and success of our city."- Chris Ferris, President and CEO Fidelity Bank

For more information on participating galleries and institutions, and event details visit In addition to title sponsor, Fidelity Bank, this event is made possible by the generous support of SAZERAC and the Goldring Family Foundation, Arts New Orleans, Domain Companies, New Orleans & Co, and the Downtown Development District.

Other Activations

Arts District Scavenger Hunt provided by Let’s Roam App - Grand Prize: Weekend in the Arts District  Giveaway 

Cool Down Lounge hosted by WB Collective St. Joseph - $10 Admission

Misting Tent sponsored by Evamor Water 

Love Your Own Noise (LYON) + Primus Roman under-written by New Orleans and Company, 300 Block of Julia Street

DJ Mig, sponsored by The Domain Companies, South Market District, and The Shop, 600 Block of Julia Street

JetSet + Fùnké, 500 Block of Saint Joseph Street

Large-scale lighted floral sculptures entitled “Pulsars” by Philip Cooper and Alec Vance

Projection Light Mapping by Brennan Steele and Lauren Barron “Shivers”

"Coloring Book Garden" and LUNA Fête 10th Anniversary teaser by Arts New Orleans


Food Trucks & Vendors Swinel Richie Charity Food Trailer, Crazy Waffle Bar, Tre's Street Kitchen, Big O's Popsicles, Da Grillmaster Smoke Soul BBQ, Southern's, Moon Garden, Wolf's Burger Truck, Lucy's Retired Surfers Bar (mobile unit, Rustic Press, Hype Eatz, Jacquel's Catering, NOLA Cookie Co, and more!

Non-Profit Tabling Tent - 400 Block of Julia League of Women Voters, Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast, Women with a Vision, Birthmark Doulas, and    Sista Midwife Productions

With Gratitude to Additional Partnerships AllGyn, Gambel Communications, NOLAvate Black, Our Place Promotions, VividInk Graphics


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