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Light Bright: Luna Fete Returns

LUNA Fete (Light Up NOLA Arts) debuted at Gallier Hall last year and became an instant classic. A diverse crowd ranging from families to teens in altered states packed Lafayette Square to watch a sound an light installation tell the City’s history using the Greek Revival façade of the architectural landmark as a canvas. In 2016, the show is returning, but much, much bigger.

Bright Night: White Linen Guide

by Lucy Leonard

By now, you probably have your white linen outfit picked out and ready-to-go. But have you already mapped out your Whitney White Linen Night plan of attack? With attendance numbers nearing the 50,000 mark, this Saturday’s (8.1) event will be packed. You might want to decide ahead of time which galleries to check out and which restaurants are worth the wait. If you haven’t already figured all this out, don’t fear! NoDef has put together a comprehensive guide so that you can be totally prepared when the big night arrives. 

Art Lark

CAC Preps for White Linen Night

As the old saying goes, you can’t wear white after Labor Day. Luckily for you, you have one more chance to don your best white linen suit this year— the annual Whitney White Linen Night! This Saturday (8.1). the Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans, in conjunction with the Arts District of New Orleans, will host the annual art party. Many galleries around Julia Street will be open to the public as a part of the free block party, and both the CAC and Ogden Museum of Southern Art will premier new exhibitions of Louisiana art. 

White Linen Night Guide

Galleries, Food, Drink and Fashion Take Julia St.

With August moving in, it’s time to unpack and brush off your whites for the annual White Linen Night on Julia Street. Starting at 6 p.m Saturday (8-1), tens of thousands of locals and tourists will descend into the Warehouse District for fine art, food and cocktails and the chance to see and been seen. 

Eyes, Ears and Hose

Lee Deigaard’s SubMERGE at CAC: Art Review

Lee Deigaard is looking for patterns.  The New Orleans artist’s work, SubMERGE, is installed inside the circular ramp that winds its way to the third floor at the Contemporary Arts Center, and the piece fits beautifully into the space.  


No Dead Artists

Art Review: Jonathan Ferrara Gallery Exhibit Goes Inside Greeting Card, 'Down the Hall'

Julia Street's Jonathan Ferrara Gallery is in the midst of its 17th annual national juried exhibition, “No Dead Artists,” through September 28.  The show is dense with talent, to state it conservatively, and just as filled with differing mediums.

White on Time

Artists Bruce Davenport & Gayle Madeira Discuss White Linen Night Shows

Saturday from 6pm-9pm, the Arts District will become a sea of white frocks and batting fans for this year’s White Linen Night. The unique fundraiser for the Contemporary Arts Center takes patrons up and down the 300 – 700 blocks of Julia Street, and throughout neighborhood galleries.

Do I Hear NOLA?: Bidding Returns at Local Auction House

by Emma Boyce

An old way to bid local returns to the Warehouse District this week. This Thursday from 5 pm to 8 pm New Orleans Auction Galleries (510 Julia St.) celebrates its grand reopening with a preview reception and a full weekend of auctions, featuring over 1,700 lots.  

Today in New Orleans 10.06.12

There’s a wide variety of events going on today beginning with Carolyn Hembree’s poetry reading at Crescent City books. Stop by the shop to hear her latest material Skinny and have your copy signed. Later, gallery openings will take place throughout the city for Art for Art’s Sakes. Last but certainly not least The Wild Magnolias perform at the I club tonight led by Big Chief Bo Dollis and Big Chief Monk Boudreaux Seven years ago today New Orleanean singer and actress Linda Hopkins was officially honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame!

Crescent City Crime Bits

New Orleans Police Blotter: May 2-9

On this week's docket of dereliction, a group of strip club workers decided they needed more money from another employee's purse, a rental car was used to make a getaway and Ms. Jackson showed she was for real in an argument over laundry. Each week, Crescent City Crime Bits provides a rundown of the lowdown:

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