Get out your finest whites (or something summery/non-heat stroke-inducing) and Tide bleach pens: this Saturday is White Linen Night, the night when the galleries of New Orleans' downtown arts district open their doors to a bunch of sweaty people pretending to be interested in art. Although this is largely a block party under the guise of patronizing the arts, there's some openings worth elbowing through crowded galleries for: AIA New Orleans presents "10 Years 10 Stories," an exhibit highlighting the role of architects in the city's recovery since Katrina, and controversial artist-of-the-moment Ti-Rock Moore will be debuting a show at boyd | satellite. And of course there's the always-fun party at the Contemporary Arts Center. We made handy map for you of the main Julia/Magazine Street galleries that will be open. As always, let us know if we're missing anything cool!Read More
Your Guide to White Linen Night 2015
Contemporary Arts Center
The CAC is homebase for White Linen festivities, and it's featuring the opening of "REVERB: Past, Present, Future," an exhibition of local artists. [Image: "Exfoliation," Carrie Trosclair]
Ogden Museum of Southern Art
The largest collection of Southern art in the world! Check out the debut of "Louisiana Contemporary," an annual group show of artists from around the state.
AIA New Orleans Center for Design
The local outpost of the American Institute of Architects opens "10 Years, 10 Stories," an exhibit featuring the role of architects in the city’s recovery since Katrina.
George Schmidt Art Gallery
Paintings and Etchings by George Schmidt [Image: George Schmidt]
Steve Martin Studios
The gallery features the opening of "From Cuba," oil paintings by Augusto Bordelois. [Image: Steve Martin Fine Art, Facebook]
Jean Bragg Gallery
The gallery features the opening of "Café Society," oil paintings by Ann Cox Strub and David Lloyd.
Martine Chaisson Gallery
The gallery features the opening of "Knocking from the Inside," mixed media on canvas by Mallory Page.
Ariodante Contemporary Craft Gallery
Featuring works by Dana Manly, David Lumpkin, Nancy Susaneck and Shea Yetta. [Image: Dana Manly]
Featuring "Rhythm and Form" by Caprice Pierucci
The George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts
Jacques Rodrigue, son of George Rodrigue, as signs copies of Rodrigue Studio’s latest book, "Rodrigue: The Sanders Collection."
boyd | satellite
The gallery features openings of "Louisiana Cereal," mixed-media and enlarged prints from Polaroid photos by Blake Boyd, and "LEVY," mixed-media and video by Ti-Rock Moore.
Octavia Art Gallery
The gallery features the opening of "Symmetric Equivalence," works by Gil Bruvel, Leslie Wilkes and Stephen Chauvin. [Image: "Untitled 12.05, Leslie Wilkes"]
Arthur Roger Gallery
Featuring "Seen and Unseen: Coupling," Willie Birch, "Works by Whitfield Lovell," "Ali," photography by Gordon Parks, "The Dapper Bruce Lafitte Introduces: Draw Like a Butterfly, Sting Like a Bee," pen and marker on paper by Bruce Davenport, Jr. [Image: "I'm Way Better than Basquit Sure Nuff Is," Bruce Davenport, Jr.]
Jonathan Ferrara Gallery
"Usual Places, Unusual Spaces," new paintings by Marna Shopoff opens. [Image: "Layered," Marna Shopoff]
Soren Christensen Gallery
James Horton makes his gallery debut with "Aldara," oil on panel.
"Suspension," mixed media, cut paper, letterpress, fiber, laser cut steel by Kathryn Hunter opens. [Image: Kathryn Hunter]
Stella Jones Gallery
The gallery opens the group show "Lagniappe: Imagining New Orleans in a Post-Katrina World." [Image: "The Return," Phyllis Stephens]
Julie Silvers Art
The gallery features paintings and sculptures by Julie Silvers. [Image: "Empress of Peace," Julie Silvers]
Where Y'art + M Studio
The online New Orleans art gallery and shop presents. "X: A Variable of Progress," a multi-platform exhibition about Katrina. [Image: "Satchmo," Garrett Haab]
The nonprofit presents works from young artists.
"What Lifts You" Mural
Artist Kelsey Montague invites spectators to pose in front of the interactive mural, and share and photos what inspires them on social media. Presented by the Downtown Development District and Pelican Bomb.
The Transportation Revolution
The motorbike retailer hosts a party with free cocktails and features art by Charles Hoffacker.