On Saturday, August 2, it seemed like the entirety of New Orleans converged on Julia Street in the Warehouse District to celebrate Whitney White Linen Night. The gallery opening night was given some serious oomph thanks to live music, refreshing specialty drinks such as mojitos to beat the heat, and fine cuisine all around from the likes of 7 on Fulton, Bombay Club, Wolfe’s in the Warehouse, Nirvana Indian Cuisine, Stop 9 and Ye Old Kettle Cooker.
To help everyone cool down, scrumptious confections were offered by La Divina Gelateria, New Orleans Ice Cream and Cool Brew Coffee. Thousands of art patrons and those looking to be seen on the scene perused the galleries in search of new and notable art, sculpture and jewelry, all the while looking sharp in, of course, their very best crisp white linen fashions. Guests carried souvenir hand-held fans and swayed to the musical sounds of Troy Bechet and Johnny Sansone.
Things got even hotter at the Contemporary Arts Center, where the official afterparty was held. Cuisine and libations were provided by 5 Fifty 5 Restaurant, and guests discovered even more art and collectibles, with music provided by local jazz legend John Mooney, who was accompanied by his talented friends and Sunpie Barnes.
Kurt Weigle, Jonathan Ferrara, Dan Cameron and Justin Woods
Ray Wooldridge, Cameron Perry and Tim Francis
Jack Sutton, Ruth Bertucci, Chammy Allen and Don Lawhorn
Diana Wooldridge, Terc Martinez and Cheryl Lemoine