Keeping the Arts Alive
Fourteen contemporary art galleries and various eateries in the Arts District reopened and welcomed guests on Julia Street.
Arts District New Orleans (ADNO), the organization that founded the popular White Linen Night event, hosted “White Linen Light” throughout the entire month of August. The event took place both physically in the New Orleans’ historic Warehouse Arts District and online. Guests were strongly encouraged to don their white linen while strolling down Julia Street to keep the spirit of White Linen Night alive.
Each gallery also participated in two digital auctions during the month of August that ran for two weeks each. The first auction ran from August 1-15 at noon, and the second auction went live on August 15 at noon and was open for bidding through August 31. Art collectors and enthusiasts bid on the auction items in person at each participating gallery and online at Live.ArtsDistrictNewOrleans.com.
Participating galleries included: Ariodante Gallery, Arthur Roger Gallery, Beata Sasik Gallery, Callan Contemporary, ESTALLA, Gallery 600 Julia, Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, LeMieux Galleries, M Contemporary, Martine Chaisson Gallery, Octavia Art Gallery, Soren Christensen Gallery, Spillman | Blackwell and Stella Jones Gallery.
The 14 contemporary art galleries and various eateries, which compose the Arts District, have safely reopened and look forward to welcoming guests back in to visit and view their current exhibitions at a safe distance. Now more than ever, galleries, artists and businesses alike are relying on locals to support and ensure the sustainability of their neighborhoods.
➺ Event at a Glance
What: “White Linen Light,” benefiting the Arts District New Orleans
Where: Julia Street, Arts District of New Orleans
Photographed by Jeff Strout
Jonathan Ferrara Gallery Manager Amanda Fetter and Partner + Director of Jonathan Ferrara Gallery and Arts District New Orleans Vice President Matthew Weldon Showman
Sam Spahr and Arts District New Orleans Association Vice President Christy Wood
Ariodante Gallery Co-Owner Deyette Danford
Artist Patrick Waldemar and Stella Jones Gallery Manager Beryl Johns
Octavia Art Gallery Directors Emily Siekkinen and Kristina Larson
“Gullah Islands,” by Synthia Saint James on display at Stella Jones Gallery (Courtesy of Arts District New Orleans Association)