Get Ready To Sweat: It’s White Linen Night!

Hot enough for you?

Break our your linen suit and flimsy sundresses — white, of course — and beat the heat this Saturday night (August 4) on Julia Street for the Contemporary Arts Center and the Whitney Bank’s annual White Linen Night. The warehouse district block party and art extravaganza, which requests its attendees to don their snazziest Don Johnson-esque duds, is one of the summer’s most anticipated soirees for those who want to see (we wonder if they buy) art and be seen.

White Linen Night

White Linen Night

From 6:00 to 9:00pm Julia Street’s art galleries open their doors to the crowds of art pseudo-patrons. Food and beverage stations as well as music performances on three stages (Good Country Hey Brahs: Jim McCormick and Mark Carson; Picnic; and Jim Smith’s Damn Frontier) are also set up along the route. While the (hopefully) well-dressed but sweaty crowd certainly adds to the atmosphere, it may prove problematic in the parking department. So don’t be surprised if you find yourself strolling up to the festivities after quite a journey a pied.

Also, remember to keep a couple of bucks in cash handy, as refreshments must be purchased with event-specific tickets. Following the art walk, Mod Dance Party DJs will spin oldies at the Contemporary Arts Center’s official after-party from 6:00pm to 11:00pm. General admission tickets are free to CAC members and $10.00 for the public.

To find out more information about White Linen Night and to purchase tickets to the after-party, visit or pre-purchase food and drink tickets visit:

The complete list of gallery openings:

AIA New Orleans Center for Design
1000 St. Charles Ave.
Architecture Exhibition—AIA New Orleans members

Alexis Walter Art
835 Julia St.
Lagoon—Alexis Walter—mixed media painting

Ariodante Contemporary Craft Gallery
535 Julia St.
Elsie Semmes—paintings
Christine Ledoux—mosaics
Belle Bijoux—jewelry
Works by Josh Windham

Arthur Roger Gallery
432 -434 Julia St.
Holton Rower—paintings
John Pilson—video installation
Rob Wynne—objects

Callan Contemporary
518 Julia St.
New Work—Raine Bedsole—mixed media sculptures and works on paper

Contemporary Arts Center
900 Camp St.
($10 general admission, FREE for CAC members. A CAC fundraiser)
NOLA NOW, Part II: The Human Figure—Group Show
EXPOSE: Parse Gallery, Staple Goods Collective, T-LOT

d.o.c.s., a studio gallery of contemporary art
709 Camp St.
The Mystique, The Brilliance—Chic Connell—paintings

The Foundation Fine Art Gallery
608 Julia St.
All Alive and Close Enough to Touch—Rob Stephens—printmaking

George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts
747 Magazine St.
2012 Scholarship Art Contest Winners—oil, acrylic, mixed media and photography

George Schmidt Gallery
626 Julia St.
George Schmidt—paintings and etchings

Heriard-Cimino Gallery
440 Julia St.
Between the Pages—Aaron McNamee—sculpture in mixed media

Jean Bragg Gallery of Southern Art
600 Julia St.
V’allumer!—Chuck Broussard—oil paintings

Jonathan Ferrara Gallery
400a Julia St.
St. Claude—Stephen Kwok, Bob Snead, James Goedert, Kiernan Dunn, Hannah Chalew, Michael Pajon, Angela Berry, Brian Guidry, Dan Tague, Christopher Saucedo, Malcolm McClay and Generic Art Solutions (G.A.S.)—group exhibition
omissions—Stephen Hoskins—new paintings

LeMieux Galleries
332 Julia St.
They Were Hopelessly Outnumbered—John Donovan—ceramic sculptures and drawings

M. Francis Gallery
604 Julia St.
Evolution: The Spirit of an Artist—Myesha Francis

Mallory Page Studio Works
614 Julia St.
Recent Work—Mallory Page—mixed media on canvas and wood panel

Martine Chaisson Gallery
727 Camp St.
Infinite Flux—Batya Kuncman—oil on canvas

Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 925 Camp St.

Louisiana Contemporary presented by Regions Bank—Various Artists—multi-media
New Southern Photography—Lisette de Boisblanc, Birney Imes, Kathleen Robbins, Bruce West, S. Gayle Stevens, Andrew Garn, Heidi Kirkpatrick, Alex Leme and more—photography
Louisiana Photographs from the Ogden Museum’s Permanent Collection—E.J. Bellocq; Clarence John Laughlin; Walker Evans; Elemore Morgan, Sr.; Alec Soth and more—photography
Historic Louisiana Landscapes and Portraits—Various Artists—paintings
Lin Emery and H. Cole Wiley—multi-media
Works by Young Audiences Students—multi-media

Søren Christensen Gallery
400 Julia St.
Transcendence—Luc Leestemaker—mixed media on canvas

Stella Jones Gallery
201 St. Charles Ave.
Mr. “I” The Bottle Cap Man—Mr. Imagination—bottle caps, found objects, mixed media

Steve Martin Fine Art
624 Julia St.
Face off—Steve Martin—painting and sculpture

  • Me too a Linen Lover. Always buy linen fabrics from “Linen Club”