Art fans and revelers can head to Royal Street for the 15th annual Dirty Linen Night
from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13. The event features new shows at art galleries, special exhibitions, live music and food trucks in an effort to draw New Orleanians to the boutiques, galleries and antique shops in the heart of the French Quarter.
Dirty Linen Night is the French Quarter’s response to the Warehouse District’s White Linen Night, which marked its 40th year Aug. 6. During Dirty Linen, eight blocks of Royal Street, as well as some adjacent streets, are blocked off to the allow attendees to roam freely.
R&D Design, a virtual reality company, will capture the event in 360 degrees for those who would rather view events online. The video will be available online soon after the event is over.
Things to look for at the Dirty Linen Night:
There are more than 30 participating galleries, including Angela King Gallery, Jack Sutton, Galerie Rue Toulouse and Lozano & Barbuti Gallery.
Performers include Shotgun Double, Isabel Groedel, Rob Montgomery and others.
: Vendors include Theo’s Pizza, Dirty Dishes and La Cocinita.
: Eight participating bars will feature drinks by sponsors Skyy Vodka and NOLA Brewing Company.