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White Linen Light

“White Linen Night” has been cancelled this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Now the event has been re-invented 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 – called White Linen Light.

As you might know White Linen Night has been part of the Arts District calendar for 26 years.

White Linen Night, White Linen Light

“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.”

Leslie Claire Spillman, ADNO President.

White Linen Light will be a self-guided art walk on and around Julia Street, taking place every Saturday in August from 10 am – 5 pm with rolling gallery openings across the Arts District. Be sure to take this opportunity to continue the New Orleans tradition of donning your white linen for a daytime stroll throughout the Arts District Galleries.

Don’t forget to bring your white linen face masks. We will also be hosting two, two-week art auctions in which each gallery will highlight artwork in their current exhibitions and offer it at a discounted starting bid price. Take this opportunity to visit the galleries, view the auction works, and entire exhibitions in-person and start or grow your collection!

Arts District New Orleans (ADNO), the organization that founded the popular White Linen Night event, is hosting White Linen Light.

What To Expect At White Linen Light

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. Art collectors and enthusiasts can view the auction items in person at each participating gallery OR online at

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

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.

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