COMING THIS SUMMER

Don your finest white linen and come party in New Orleans!

Greetings, art enthusiasts and lovers of New Orleans! I’m Karen Brem, your host and the Marketing Director at the Historic Mardi Gras Inn. As we bask in the excitement of summer, we’re thrilled to invite you to one of our city’s most cherished traditions—the Fidelity Bank White Linen Night. This special event is returning to the heart of our Arts/Warehouse/Convention District on August 13, 2024, from 5 PM to 10 PM, and it promises to be an unforgettable celebration of art, culture, and community.

This year marks the 30th anniversary of White Linen Night, a festive occasion that transforms the 300-600 blocks of Julia Street and the vibrant 500 block of Saint Joseph into a bustling corridor of creativity and camaraderie. Organized by the New Orleans Arts District Association (ADNO), the event is a wonderful opportunity for locals and visitors alike to don their finest white linen, embracing the elegance and comfort it brings to a warm New Orleans evening.

As you stroll through our picturesque neighborhood, you’ll discover the doors of many galleries wide open, each hosting new and exciting exhibitions. It’s a chance to immerse yourself in the works of talented artists from our region and beyond, with pieces ranging from contemporary masterpieces to traditional crafts that tell the stories of our rich cultural tapestry.

The journey doesn’t stop at visual art. Both the Contemporary Arts Center and The Ogden Museum of Southern Art will open their doors for special viewings. These iconic institutions are set to reveal new exhibitions that highlight the incredible artistry of the Gulf South, offering insights and inspirations that are sure to enrich your experience.

But what’s an art walk without a little indulgence? Delight in an array of food and drink options provided by local vendors, each offering a taste of New Orleans’ world-renowned culinary scene. From classic Creole dishes to modern gastronomic delights, there’s something to satisfy every palate. And let’s not forget the street performances and live music that fill the air with rhythms and melodies—a true celebration of the diverse sounds of our beloved city.

At the Historic Mardi Gras Inn, just a few steps from the famous French Quarter, we’re excited to be part of this vibrant event. We offer clean, affordable accommodations and a warm, welcoming staff dedicated to making your stay delightful. Our central location makes it easy to explore all the festivities and still enjoy a peaceful night’s rest in our cozy, inviting rooms.

This White Linen Night, we invite you to make the Historic Mardi Gras Inn your home base. Whether you’re a returning guest or new to our family, we’re here to ensure your experience is as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. Book your stay for the weekend by visiting us at historicmardigrasinn.com or by calling us directly at (504)949-8515.

Join us in celebrating 30 years of White Linen Night—a night dedicated to music, food, drink, fun, and most importantly, ART. It’s more than just an event; it’s a testament to the spirit of New Orleans and the magical way art connects us all. Come dressed in your best white linen and be part of a tradition that continues to paint our city with joy and unity.

We can’t wait to welcome you to the Historic Mardi Gras Inn and share this spectacular night with you. See you there, where your adventure in art and culture awaits!

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