Sponsors and Partners

Presented by the Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, Hancock Whitney White Linen Night is an annual outdoor celebration of art and artists in the Arts District New Orleans, featuring gallery openings, public art displays, food vendors, and much more! The event serves as the Contemporary Art Center's primary fundraiser to support our annual visual arts, performing arts, and educational programming.

Hancock Whitney White Linen Night spans several downtown blocks and features open exhibitions from more than 20 art galleries and institutions, including the Contemporary Arts Center, The Ogden Museum of Southern Art, and the National WWII Museum. Each year, attendees enjoy specially-curated exhibitions by local, regional, and internationally-renowned artists, cuisine and cocktails from more than 30 local restaurants and bars, and White Linen After Dark, the official after party at the CAC.

Hancock Whitney White Linen Night 2020 Cancelled

In consideration of the high volume of attendees and the social distancing guidelines issued by the City of New Orleans and State of Louisiana due to the COVID- 19 pandemic, the CAC board of directors, in consultation with city officials and presenting sponsor Hancock Whitney, has cancelled the 2020 event for public health safety. The 2021 Hancock Whitney White Linen Night is scheduled for August 7, 2021. Read the full announcement, here.

A Brief History of White Linen Night

Founded in 1994 by a burgeoning arts community of galleries and museums in New Orleans' downtown Warehouse District, Hancock Whitney White Linen Night became a catalyst for economic growth. Today, the annual block party has grown to attract tens of thousands of attendees, donning their white linen to beat the summer heat, and celebrating New Orleans Arts District’s art galleries, museums, restaurants, residences, hotels, and much more.

About Our Title Sponsor: Hancock Whitney

Since the late 1800s, Hancock Whitney has embodied core values of Honor & Integrity, Strength & Stability, Commitment to Service, Teamwork, and Personal Responsibility. Hancock Whitney offices and financial centers in Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, and Texas offer comprehensive financial products and services, including traditional and online banking; commercial and small business banking; private banking; trust and investment services; healthcare banking; certain insurance services; and mortgage services. The company also operates a loan production office in Nashville, Tennessee. BauerFinancial, Inc., the nation’s leading independent bank rating and analysis firm, consistently recommends Hancock Whitney as one of America’s most financially sound banks. Learn more at hancockwhitney.com

About Our Partner: Arts District New Orleans

The Arts District of New Orleans (ADNO) is a burgeoning hub for young professionals and creatives. The organization strives to connect all aspects of the visual arts, culinary arts, musical arts, and the art of travel in this sought after neighborhood. This community is rich in character, and features stylish, cutting-edge galleries, prestigious museums, and some of the best restaurants and bars in the city. ADNO looks to promote all aspects of this architecturally distinctive historic district of New Orleans and its businesses. Learn more at artsdistrictneworleans.com

Support the CAC

Learn more about how to support the CAC through Hancock Whitney White Linen Night by contacting Ann Kerrin, CAC Development Manager, at akerrin@cacno.org.