Saturday, August 3, 2019 | 5:30pm - 9:30pm

This year the Contemporary Arts Center and title sponsor Hancock Whitney commemorate 25 years of experiencing art, building community, and celebrating culture in the Arts District New Orleans. Join us for the artful summer event of the year!

Celebrate Art, Culture, & Community

Julia Street Block Party

5:30-9:30 pm | Free & Open to the Public

Don your white linen and experience the artful block party of the summer! Along the 300-700 blocks of Julia Street, join fellow art lovers for a celebration featuring art installations, entertainment and more, while imbibing cocktails and enjoying cuisine from dozens of local vendors.

Gallery Openings

5:30 - 9:30 pm | Free & Open to the Public

Hit the pavement and explore more than 16 galleries on Julia Street and throughout the Arts District New Orleans as they open their doors to the community. Immerse yourself in the work of New Orleans' diverse artists, and just maybe take something home with you!

CAC Open Call Exhibition: Identity Measures

5:30-9:30 pm | Free & Open to the Public

Every year, the CAC's Open Call Exhibition showcases incredible art by more than 20 regional artists! This year's exhibition, Identity Measures, will explore identity as a complex entanglement of lived experiences based on race, gender, ability, sexuality, and class.

CAC Cooldown Lounge

At the Green Room at Auction House Market

Beat the heat with the ultimate art-inspired VIP experience at Auction House Market, just off the hustle and bustle of Julia Street! Tickets include two drinks, light bites, seating, private restrooms, and access to White Linen AFTER DARK, the official after party of Hancock Whitney White Linen Night!

White Linen AFTER DARK

The Official After Party of Hancock Whitney White Linen Night

Keep the party going at White Linen AFTER DARK, the official after party, at the CAC’s Camp Street Warehouse from 8pm to midnight! This year's party features DJ RQ AWAY + "HI, DENTITIES!" Drag Experience Presented by Vinsantos & New Orleans Drag Workshop, plus a premium cash bar and light bites.

Calling All Volunteers!

Get into the After Party FREE!

Every year the CAC depends upon volunteers to ensure Hancock Whitney White Linen Night stays free & open to the public. As a special thank you, all volunteers receive an official volunteer T-shirt and FREE access to Hancock Whitney White Linen AFTER DARK, the official after party at the CAC. Learn more about available shifts and sign up today!

About Us

Contemporary Arts Center

The Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans is a multidisciplinary arts center dedicated to the presentation, production, and promotion of the art of our time. The CAC is a cultural leader and as such, it organizes presents, and tours curated exhibitions, performances, and programs by local, regional, national, and international artists to engage diverse community audiences through children and adult education and public programs. White Linen Night raises funds to support these CAC programs and help to sustain the Arts District New Orleans.

About Our Title Sponsor

Hancock Whitney

Since the late 1800s, Hancock Whitney has embodied core values of Honor & Integrity, Strength & Stability, Commitment to Service, Teamwork, and Personal Responsibility. Hancock Whitney offices and financial centers in Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, and Texas offer comprehensive financial products and services, including traditional and online banking; commercial and small business banking; private banking; trust and investment services; healthcare banking; certain insurance services; and mortgage services. The company also operates a loan production office in Nashville, Tennessee. BauerFinancial, Inc., the nation’s leading independent bank rating and analysis firm, consistently recommends Hancock Whitney as one of America’s most financially sound banks.

About Our Partner

Arts District New Orleans

The Arts District of New Orleans (ADNO) is a burgeoning hub for young professionals and creatives. The organization strives to connect all aspects of the visual arts, culinary arts, musical arts, and the art of travel in this sought after neighborhood. This community is rich in character, and features stylish, cutting-edge galleries, prestigious museums, and some of the best restaurants and bars in the city. ADNO looks to promote all aspects of this architecturally distinctive historic district of New Orleans and its businesses.