Matthew Weldon Showman the vice president for Arts District New Orleans said the event brings in 40,000 people every year.
Showman said it's not safe for the event to happen. So, each Saturday for the month of August they are encouraging people to wear their white linen and come to certain galleries during the day while social distancing.
They are also holding several online auctions.
"It's really hard the foot traffic in the arts district is almost nonexistent,” Showman said. “One of the most important things is just, it’s really important to support artists right now. They are struggling because of the lack of foot traffic coming through the galleries. Buy art and do it safely.”