Arts District New Orleans Announces 30th Anniversary of “Fidelity Bank White Linen Night”

White Linen Night returns with ART, music, food, drinks, and fun in Downtown New Orleans 

NEW ORLEANS (5 July 2024) Arts District New Orleans (ADNO), the organization that founded the popular White Linen Night in 1994, is pleased to announce the 30th Anniversary celebration of the event on 3 August 2024, in conjunction with the First Saturday Gallery Openings. Fidelity Bank returns as the title sponsor of the event, which will take place from 5-10 p.m. on the 300-600 blocks of Julia Street and the 500 Block of Saint Joseph in the New Orleans’ historic Warehouse Arts District. Guests are strongly encouraged to don their white linen while strolling the district, visit the galleries, enjoy food and drink from local vendors, and art-centered street activations. 

Each gallery will present new exhibitions, with world-class art installations from the talented artists represented. In addition to the Julia and Saint Joseph Streets block party event, member galleries off-Julia will also welcome guests, and area institutions The Contemporary Arts Center (CAC) and The Ogden Museum of Southern Art will also open their doors and unveil new exhibitions of juried open calls featuring artists from the region. 

“White Linen Night has been part of the Arts District calendar for 30 years,” says Leslie-Claire Spillman, ADNO President. “We are grateful for our continued partnership with Fidelity Bank, as well as renewed relationships with our many other regular sponsors. Thanks to their support, we are able to continue to welcome guests to the district and grow this event which we all know and love; a night of music, food, drink, fun, and most importantly ART. Join us for the art walk from 5-10 p.m. 

Chris Ferris, President and CEO of Fidelity Bank states: “We are proud to be the presenting sponsor of Fidelity Bank White Linen Night, as it aligns with our commitment to supporting the arts and culture in our community. This event brings people together to celebrate local artists and businesses and has a huge economic impact during the difficult summer months. We are honored to be a part of such a signature event for the City of New Orleans as they celebrate 30 years of donning white linen.” 

For more information on participating galleries and institutions, and event details visit In addition to title sponsor, Fidelity Bank, this event is made possible by the generous support of SAZERAC and the Goldring Family Foundation, The Helis Foundation, New Orleans and Company, Arts New Orleans, and the Downtown Development District.


  • Love Your Own Noise (LYON) + Primus Roman under-written by New Orleans and Company, 300 Block of Julia Street 
  • Artful activations on the 400 Block presented by The Helis Foundation 
  • Fùnké + DJ Coughee, 500 Block of Saint Joseph Street 
  • DJ Mig, 600 Block of Julia Street 
  • Projection Light Mapping by Brennan Steele 
  • “Coloring Book Garden” by Arts New Orleans 
  • live painting throughout the event 
  • Common House: Lounge benefitting the Arts District New Orleans (open to current and prospective members) AND 
  • 504ward Cool & Connected at Common House ($45 ticketed event MORE INFO)

Food Trucks & Vendors 

Big O’s Original Pops, Da Grill Master, Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey, Hype Eatz, NOLA Cookie Co, Moon Garden, Southerns, Swinel Richie, Tre’s Street Kitchen, Wolf’s Burger Truck 

With Gratitude to Additional Partnerships 

Common House, Deutsch Kerrigan, NOLAvate Black, Our Place Promotions/ Mr. Merch Man, Southern Eagle Distributing, VividInk Graphics 

About Arts District of New Orleans 

The Arts District of New Orleans (ADNO) is a burgeoning hub for New Orleans’ young professionals and creatives. ADNO strives to connect all aspects of the visual arts, culinary arts, musical arts, and the art of travel to make New Orleans a recognized destination for the arts. ADNO has 17 contemporary art galleries, four world class museums and institutions presenting visual and performing arts, a rotating outdoor public sculpture collection, stunning murals throughout the area, and a number of cafes, bars and renowned restaurants. For more information, visit

About Fidelity Bank 

Founded in 1908, Fidelity Bank is an $1 billion in assets mutual financial institution chartered by the state of Louisiana. Fidelity Bank provides a full array of banking services, with high integrity and personalized service to communities throughout Southeast Louisiana. Fidelity Bank’s mission is HERE FOR GOOD. Visit Fidelity Bank or Learn about their exclusive program for women business owners at

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