The New Orleans Arts District Association announced that its popular art exhibition/block party event White Linen Night, which was sponsored by Fidelity Bank and was set to occur this Saturday, has been postponed.
The decision was made in light of rising COVID-19 cases in New Orleans. The Contemporary Arts Center's after party, White Linen Night After Dark, has also been postponed.
"While we hoped to present this summer event that so many look forward to, the safety of our galleries and their staff, the vendors for the event, and the people of New Orleans is of paramount importance. After receiving word from the mayor's office, we have decided to postpone our block party until it is safer to hold such an event. We look forward to being able to present programming of this nature again soon," Leslie-Claire Spillman, president of the New Orleans Arts District Association, said.
While White Linen Night is no longer happening, participating galleries on the 300-600 blocks of Julia Street will still be open and regular First Saturday openings for said galleries will still occur from 6 to 9 p.m. However, attendees are recommended to come prepared for limited capacities and must wear masks.
The New Orleans Arts District Association will continue to monitor the COVID case counts and hopes to reschedule the event for some time in October.
Announcements regarding any future dates for White Linen Night will be made available on the New Orleans Arts District Association's website and social media accounts.