Presented by the New Orleans Arts District DATE: Saturday, August 4, 2012, 300 – 700 blocks of Julia St.
Created in 1994 to attract visitors from the region to visit New Orleans in the heat of the summer, Whitney White Linen Night, this annual fixture on the New Orleans arts scene now draws over 35,000 guests to the New Orleans Arts District on the first Saturday in August each year.
“Whether music, food, or fine arts, creativity is the real soul of our city. It’s how we express who we are. It’s how we celebrate where we come from. It’s how we inspire the strong spirit that keeps us going,” said Whitney Bank President Joe Exnicios. “We at Whitney Bank are grateful to have shared that remarkable heritage since 1883. We’re also honored to partner with the New Orleans Arts District and the Contemporary Arts Center again this year for Whitney White Linen Night to help preserve our city’s rich traditions and spotlight our community’s extraordinary talents.”
6-9pm Julia Street Block Party
FREE Admission. Cash bar & food. 300 – 700 blocks of Julia Street.
Annual summer art-walk and outdoor celebration along Julia Street (300-700 blocks) and throughout the New Orleans Arts District. Enjoy gallery and museum art openings with contemporary works by local, national and international artists.
2012 Signature Cocktail: RAIN VODKA GINGER MINT LEMONADE
Live music on three stages: The Good Country Hey Brahs: Jim McCormick and Mark Carson; Picnic; and Jim Smith’s Damn Frontier
Cuisine by 5 Fifty 5; 7 on Fulton; Cake N’ Cups; Crêpes a la Cart; GW Fins; Lucy’s Retired Surfers Bar and Restaurant; Mia’s Balcony; New Orleans Hog Dogs; Nirvana; NOLA Cotton Candy; NOLA Foods; Pinkberry; Salu Restaurant; Sun Ray Grill; Ye Olde Kettle Cooker
CAC Exhibition Closing Reception & Official After-Party, 6 – 11pm (900 Camp Street)
$10 General Admission, FREE to CAC members. Cash bars and Cuisine by 5 Fifty 5, Mia’s Balcony, and NOLA Cotton Candy
After-Party Entertainment at the CAC (9 – 11pm)
Mod Dance Party DJs spin funk and soul platters from the 50s, 60s, 70s & 80s
ON VIEW AT THE CAC:
NOLA NOW, Part II: The Human Figure—Group Show
EXPOSE: Parse Gallery, Staple Goods Collective, T-LOT
WHITNEY WHITE LINEN KICK OFF HAPPY HOUR
Thursday, August 2 from 5 – 7pm in the new SPUN Cafe at the CAC (900 Camp Street).
FREE Bombay Sapphire & Rain Vodka cocktails
Opportunity to PRE-BUY Food & Drink tickets for the August 4 event.