I started my journey at the corner of Royal Street and Ursulines Street. From the barricade I walked in the direction of Canal Street. Each block of Royal Street had a least one entertainer – mostly musicians. I zigzagged on Royal as I visited the participating galleries.
Saturday, August 28, 2010
On August 14th the art galleries of Royal Street held their Ninth Annual “Dirty Linen Night.” The event was created in response to Julia Street’s “White Linen Night.” When the it was first held, I had my art in a co-op gallery on Royal Street. Unfortunately the gallery closed in 2004. Here are some photos from this year’s “Dirty Linen Night.”
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
As I made my way back to my car, I took photos of the crowded galleries. Julia Street was still full of people even though the block party was winding down. Fortunately the threat of rain had disappeared.
After walking a few more blocks, I doubled back to Camp Street. I visited the Ogden Museum of Southern Art and then crossed the street to see that art at the Contemporary Art Center. I took a few shots of the Absolut Vodka display and bar.
Friday, August 20, 2010
The crowd quickly thickened as I made my way from gallery to gallery. People were enjoying the food and liquor booths along the way. Tables and chairs were set up in the street near them. Eventually I found the big tent with sponsor Whitney Bank. A few other local organizations shared the tent.
Threatening dark clouds weren’t enough to keep folks away from White Linen Night on Julia Street, August 7th. Fortunately rain was sparse enough not to put a damper on the gallery festivities. Bands performed at separate stages along the blocked off portions of Julia Street.