NEW ORLEANS (press release) – The New Orleans Arts District Association regrets to announce that at the urging of the city and in light of the surge in Covid cases, the Julia Street block party on Aug. 7 for White Linen Night is postponed indefinity. We will continue to monitor the case numbers and hope to reschedule for some time in October. The galleries of the district will be open for our regular First Saturday openings from 6- 9 p.m., but individual gallery hours may vary. We ask patrons who wish to attend the openings to come prepared for controlled capacity in the galleries and masks required for entry. The CAC’s parallel after party event White Linen Night, After Dark is also postponed. They will also proceed with the regular First Saturday gallery opening from 6-9 p.m.
“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 (NOADA).
Announcements regarding future dates and times for the event will be made available on their website www.artsdistrictneworleans.com and social media channels.