Arts District New Orleans (ADNO), the non-profit organization that founded White Linen Night, is pleased to announce that the popular fundraising event is back this year, and will take place on August 6th, in conjunction with the First Saturday art walk with proceeds to benefit the organization. This year’s event is presented by new title sponsor Fidelity Bank and will take place from 5-10 p.m. on the 300-600 blocks of Julia Street in the New Orleans’ historic Warehouse Arts District, and will also include museums and institutions in the immediate area. The 20 contemporary art galleries and institutions which compose the Arts District are eager to welcome guests back to visit and view their exhibitions in person at this highly-anticipated annual event. Guests are strongly encouraged to don their white linen while strolling down Julia St., 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 Street art walk 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.
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“White Linen Night has been part of the Arts District calendar for 28 years,” says Leslie-Claire Spillman, ADNO President. “While we hoped to bring back this cherished event last year, the pandemic surge forced us to cancel. We are grateful that with this new partnership with Fidelity Bank, we are able to welcome guests back to the district for the event we all know and love; a night of 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, by drinking and dining at the many incredible eateries and watering holes in the beautiful Arts District, including the neighborhood hotels”.
“Fidelity Bank is proud to sign on as title sponsor and present White Linen night this year,” says Chris Ferris, President and CEO of Fidelity Bank. “For 113 years, we’ve supported art and culture in New Orleans. Our mission is to be Here for Good and our community partner, ADNO is certainly doing good by making sure this signature event returns to the streets of New Orleans for 2022. Fidelity Bank supports the many local galleries and artists that make up the art district of New Orleans and we look forward to a fantastic Fidelity Bank White Linen Night.”
In addition to title sponsor, Fidelity Bank, this event is made possible by the generous support of the Downtown Development District.