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Your Guide To The Arts District On White Linen Night

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The Warehouse Arts District, an enclave of art galleries, restaurants, lofts, and luxury living, wasn't always "the SoHo of the South." You've heard it before – artists and gallery owners make use of empty warehouses and cheap storefronts, rejuvenate an urban wasteland, and the rest is hip neighborhood history. But New Orleans in the summer is no joke and gallery owners needed to sell some damn art. In an effort to drag people out of their air conditioned lairs and maybe make some money, White Linen Night was born. This has been going on for 19 years and Saturday, people will still don their finest white linen (a cool, breathable, summer staple, for those not in the know) and pack Julia Street downtown. Bad news for those looking for the familiar free wine that goes along with gallery openings; it's not happening. These days White Linen is more of a "fundraiser and promotional tool" for the Arts District, Richard Nesbitt, owner of d.o.c.s. Gallery and president of the New Orleans Arts District Association, says.
If you're braving the heat and the crowds, we put together a map to guide you through 20 galleries (and that's not even all of them!) around the Arts District.


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1. Contemporary Arts Center

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900 Camp St
New Orleans, LA 70130

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]

2. Ogden Museum of Southern Art

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925 Camp St
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 539-9608
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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.

3. AIA New Orleans Center for Design

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1000 St. Charles Ave.
New Orleans, LA
(504) 525-8320
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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.

4. George Schmidt Art Gallery

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626 Julia St
New Orleans, LA 70130

Paintings and Etchings by George Schmidt [Image: George Schmidt]

5. Steve Martin Studios

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624 Julia St
New Orleans, LA 70130

The gallery features the opening of "From Cuba," oil paintings by Augusto Bordelois. [Image: Steve Martin Fine Art, Facebook]

6. Jean Bragg Gallery

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600 Julia St
New Orleans, LA 70130

The gallery features the opening of "Café Society," oil paintings by Ann Cox Strub and David Lloyd.

7. Martine Chaisson Gallery

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727 Camp St
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 427-4759
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The gallery features the opening of "Knocking from the Inside," mixed media on canvas by Mallory Page.

8. Ariodante Contemporary Craft Gallery

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535 Julia St
New Orleans, LA 70130

Featuring works by Dana Manly, David Lumpkin, Nancy Susaneck and Shea Yetta. [Image: Dana Manly]

9. Callan Contemporary

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518 Julia St
New Orleans, LA 70130

Featuring "Rhythm and Form" by Caprice Pierucci

10. The George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts

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747 Julia Street
New Orleans, LA 70130

Jacques Rodrigue, son of George Rodrigue, as signs copies of Rodrigue Studio’s latest book, "Rodrigue: The Sanders Collection."

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440 Julia Street
New Orleans, LA 70130

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.

12. Octavia Art Gallery

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454 Julia Street
New Orleans, LA 70130

The gallery features the opening of "Symmetric Equivalence," works by Gil Bruvel, Leslie Wilkes and Stephen Chauvin. [Image: "Untitled 12.05, Leslie Wilkes"]

13. Arthur Roger Gallery

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432 Julia Street
New Orleans, LA 70130

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.]

14. Jonathan Ferrara Gallery

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400 Julia St
New Orleans, LA

"Usual Places, Unusual Spaces," new paintings by Marna Shopoff opens. [Image: "Layered," Marna Shopoff]

15. Soren Christensen Gallery

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400 Julia St
New Orleans, LA

James Horton makes his gallery debut with "Aldara," oil on panel.

16. LeMieux Galleries

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332 Julia St
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 522-5988
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"Suspension," mixed media, cut paper, letterpress, fiber, laser cut steel by Kathryn Hunter opens. [Image: Kathryn Hunter]

17. Stella Jones Gallery

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201 Saint Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70170

The gallery opens the group show "Lagniappe: Imagining New Orleans in a Post-Katrina World." [Image: "The Return," Phyllis Stephens]

18. Julie Silvers Art

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617 Julia Street
New Orleans, LA 70130

The gallery features paintings and sculptures by Julie Silvers. [Image: "Empress of Peace," Julie Silvers]

19. Where Y'art + M Studio

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835 Julia Street
New Orleans, LA 70113

The online New Orleans art gallery and shop presents. "X: A Variable of Progress," a multi-platform exhibition about Katrina. [Image: "Satchmo," Garrett Haab]

20. YAYA Gallery

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55 Magazine Street
New Orleans, LA 70130

The nonprofit presents works from young artists.

21. "What Lifts You" Mural

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750 Carondelet Street
New Orleans, LA 70130

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.

22. The Transportation Revolution

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901 Julia Street
New Orleans, LA 70113

The motorbike retailer hosts a party with free cocktails and features art by Charles Hoffacker.

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1. Contemporary Arts Center

900 Camp St, New Orleans, LA 70130

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]

900 Camp St
New Orleans, LA 70130

2. Ogden Museum of Southern Art

925 Camp St, New Orleans, LA 70130

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.

925 Camp St
New Orleans, LA 70130

3. AIA New Orleans Center for Design

1000 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans, LA

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.

1000 St. Charles Ave.
New Orleans, LA

4. George Schmidt Art Gallery

626 Julia St, New Orleans, LA 70130

Paintings and Etchings by George Schmidt [Image: George Schmidt]

626 Julia St
New Orleans, LA 70130

5. Steve Martin Studios

624 Julia St, New Orleans, LA 70130

The gallery features the opening of "From Cuba," oil paintings by Augusto Bordelois. [Image: Steve Martin Fine Art, Facebook]

624 Julia St
New Orleans, LA 70130

6. Jean Bragg Gallery

600 Julia St, New Orleans, LA 70130

The gallery features the opening of "Café Society," oil paintings by Ann Cox Strub and David Lloyd.

600 Julia St
New Orleans, LA 70130

7. Martine Chaisson Gallery

727 Camp St, New Orleans, LA 70130

The gallery features the opening of "Knocking from the Inside," mixed media on canvas by Mallory Page.

727 Camp St
New Orleans, LA 70130

8. Ariodante Contemporary Craft Gallery

535 Julia St, New Orleans, LA 70130

Featuring works by Dana Manly, David Lumpkin, Nancy Susaneck and Shea Yetta. [Image: Dana Manly]

535 Julia St
New Orleans, LA 70130

9. Callan Contemporary

518 Julia St, New Orleans, LA 70130

Featuring "Rhythm and Form" by Caprice Pierucci

518 Julia St
New Orleans, LA 70130

10. The George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts

747 Julia Street, New Orleans, LA 70130

Jacques Rodrigue, son of George Rodrigue, as signs copies of Rodrigue Studio’s latest book, "Rodrigue: The Sanders Collection."

747 Julia Street
New Orleans, LA 70130

11. boyd | satellite

440 Julia Street, New Orleans, LA 70130

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.

440 Julia Street
New Orleans, LA 70130

12. Octavia Art Gallery

454 Julia Street, New Orleans, LA 70130

The gallery features the opening of "Symmetric Equivalence," works by Gil Bruvel, Leslie Wilkes and Stephen Chauvin. [Image: "Untitled 12.05, Leslie Wilkes"]

454 Julia Street
New Orleans, LA 70130

13. Arthur Roger Gallery

432 Julia Street, New Orleans, LA 70130

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.]

432 Julia Street
New Orleans, LA 70130

14. Jonathan Ferrara Gallery

400 Julia St, New Orleans, LA

"Usual Places, Unusual Spaces," new paintings by Marna Shopoff opens. [Image: "Layered," Marna Shopoff]

400 Julia St
New Orleans, LA

15. Soren Christensen Gallery

400 Julia St, New Orleans, LA

James Horton makes his gallery debut with "Aldara," oil on panel.

400 Julia St
New Orleans, LA

16. LeMieux Galleries

332 Julia St, New Orleans, LA 70130

"Suspension," mixed media, cut paper, letterpress, fiber, laser cut steel by Kathryn Hunter opens. [Image: Kathryn Hunter]

332 Julia St
New Orleans, LA 70130

17. Stella Jones Gallery

201 Saint Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70170

The gallery opens the group show "Lagniappe: Imagining New Orleans in a Post-Katrina World." [Image: "The Return," Phyllis Stephens]

201 Saint Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70170

18. Julie Silvers Art

617 Julia Street, New Orleans, LA 70130

The gallery features paintings and sculptures by Julie Silvers. [Image: "Empress of Peace," Julie Silvers]

617 Julia Street
New Orleans, LA 70130

19. Where Y'art + M Studio

835 Julia Street, New Orleans, LA 70113

The online New Orleans art gallery and shop presents. "X: A Variable of Progress," a multi-platform exhibition about Katrina. [Image: "Satchmo," Garrett Haab]

835 Julia Street
New Orleans, LA 70113

20. YAYA Gallery

55 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70130

The nonprofit presents works from young artists.

55 Magazine Street
New Orleans, LA 70130

21. "What Lifts You" Mural

750 Carondelet Street, New Orleans, LA 70130

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.

750 Carondelet Street
New Orleans, LA 70130

22. The Transportation Revolution

901 Julia Street, New Orleans, LA 70113

The motorbike retailer hosts a party with free cocktails and features art by Charles Hoffacker.

901 Julia Street
New Orleans, LA 70113