Arts District New Orleans Introduces Month Long Event, “White Linen Light”


ARTS DISTRICT NEW ORLEANS ANNOUNCES “WHITE LINEN LIGHT” White Linen Night has been reimagined for 2020 to be a month-long event encouraging art enthusiasts and collectors to enjoy art through digital auctions and safely visiting galleries in Downtown New Orleans 

NEW ORLEANS (30 July 2020) – Arts District New Orleans (ADNO), the organization that founded the popular White Linen Night event, is hosting White Linen Light through the month of August. The event will take place both physically in the New Orleans’ historic Warehouse Arts District and online. The 14 contemporary art galleries and various eateries, which compose the Arts District, have safely reopened and look forward to welcoming guests back in to visit and view their current exhibitions at a safe distance. Guests are strongly encouraged to don their white linen while strolling down Julia St. to keep the spirit of White Linen Night alive. 

Each gallery will also participate in two digital auctions during the month of August that will run for two weeks each. The first auction will take place from 1 August – 15 August 2020, ending at 12 pm CST. The second auction will go live at 12 pm CST on 15 August and will be open for bidding until 31 August 2020. 

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Art collectors and enthusiasts can view the auction items in person at each participating gallery OR online at live.artsdistrictneworleans.com. The first auction will go live on 1 August 2020 at 10 am CST. To participate in the auction, simply register at the website above and start bidding! For more information on the participating galleries, visit www.artsdistrictneworleans.com/galleries

“White Linen Night has been part of the Arts District calendar for 26 years,” says Leslie Claire Spillman, ADNO President. “While we cannot welcome thousands of people to Julia St. to enjoy the art in our galleries this year, ADNO is excited to safely welcome guests back to the galleries for our month-long White Linen Light.” 

Galleries are taking the proper precautions outlined by local and state officials. Guests will be required to wear masks and practice social distancing while visiting the galleries. 

Current Exhibitions 

Ariodante Gallery, 535 Julia St. Sergio Alvarez + Lisa Normand 

Arthur Roger Gallery, 432 Julia St. Troy Dugas 

Beata Sasik Gallery, 541 Julia St. New Works by Beata Sasik 

Callan Contemporary, 518 Julia St. Bradley Sabin 

ESTELLA, 440 Julia St. Giorgio Tentolini + Morii Kaplan 

Gallery 600 Julia, 600 Julia St. Carol Hallock 

JONATHAN FERRARA GALLERY, 400A Julia St. Art in Doom + NO DEAD ARTISTS 

LeMieux Galleries, 332 Julia St. Family – A Group Exhibition 

M Contemporary, 614 Julia St. New Location Inauguration 

Martine Chaisson Gallery, 727 Camp St. Hunt Slonem 

Octavia Art Gallery, 700 Magazine St. Jerry Cabrera + John Poché 

Soren Christensen Gallery, 400 Julia St. New Additions 

Spillman | Blackwell, online only Gallery Premiere 

Stella Jones Gallery, 201 St. Charles Ave. Patrick Waldemar 


About Arts District of New Orleans 

The Arts District of New Orleans (ADNO) is a burgeoning hub for New Orleans’ young professionals and creatives. ADNO strives to connect all aspects of the visual arts, culinary arts, musical arts, and the art of travel to make New Orleans a recognized destination for the arts. ADNO has 16 contemporary art galleries, three world class museums and institutions presenting visual and performing arts, a rotating outdoor public sculpture collection, and a number of cafes, bars and renowned restaurants. For more information, visit http://www.artsdistrictneworleans.com

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