- Experience Art -

Join Our Artful Block Party!

Julia Street Block Party

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

Experience the best block party in town, elevated by art! Along the 300-700 blocks of Julia Street in the heart of the Arts District New Orleans, the CAC and Title Sponsor Hancock Whitney host 30,000 attendees every year at a block party featuring live music, art installations, more than two dozen local restaurants, and multiple bars.

Gallery Openings

Browse the best of New Orleans' art scene!

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

Open Call at the CAC

2019 Exhibition: Identity Measures

In tandem with the Block Party and other Arts District gallery openings, the CAC celebrates the premiere of its annual Open Call Exhibition, featuring 23 regional artists. This year’s exhibition explores identity as a complex entanglements of lived experiences based on race, gender, ability, sexuality, and class. 

Experience Art on the Street!

Explore Art Experiences on Julia

On each block of Julia Street, discover unique and interactive Art Experiences throughout the night! Activations include:

  • 300 Block: "Art in Everything" Screen Printing (Arts Council New Orleans)
  • "The Life Boat Named NOLA" installation by Bob Tannen & 

- Celebrate Culture -

White Linen AFTER DARK

Dance the Night Away with DJ RQ AWAY!

Inside and outside of New Orleans, DJ RQ Away makes waists sway and brows sweat to curated beats while sharing the stage with major artists like Erykah Badu, or rocking crowds at his own parties in his hometown. He’s opened sets for Ludacris, Moses Sumney, Jay Electronica, Camp Lo, Kelis, Maxwell, Rich Medina and many others.

"HI, DENTITIES!"

A Drag Experience Presented by Vinsantos & New Orleans Drag Workshop

Vinsantos and the New Orleans Drag Workshop present HI, DENTITIES! a drag performance featuring Siren, Franky, and Fabigail Tchoupitoulas, of New Orleans Drag Workshop! HI, DENTITIES will showcase some of the Workshops' top tier performers and professors. Expect fashion. Expect movement. Demand MAKEUP!  

Tickets Now On Sale!

Buy Today and Save

Tickets for White Linen AFTER DARK are now on sale! 

General Admission tickets are $10 in advance and $20 day-of. CAC Members get in FREE, in addition to all the great perks they enjoy year-round. 

CAC Cool Down Lounge

The Green Room at Auction House Market

Beat the NOLA Heat!

Beat the summer heat at the CAC's Cool Down Lounge, featuring an artful airconditioned space with ample seating and private restrooms, just outside the hustle and bustle of Julia Street.

Get the VIP Treatment

Each VIP pass includes two complimentary beverages courtesy of Ketel One Botanical,  light bites, and access to White Linen AFTER DARK, the official after party of Hancock Whitney White Linen Night!

Tickets Now On Sale

Hurry Before They Sell Out!

CAC Cool Down Lounge tickets are $50 general admission and $40 for CAC Members. But they won't last long -- get your tickets today before they're gone!