Date

August 13-2016 6-9pm

Location

Starts @ 200 Royal Street

Attending

Over 10,000

Venues

20 Particpating Venues

COME CELEBRATE NEW ORLEANS' 15th ANNUAL

DIRTY LINEN NIGHT!

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Experience REAL New Orleans culture while walking the streets of the French Quarter and experiencing all of the art, food, and drinks that this City has to offer.

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*Street Music

*Local Artists

*Delicious Food

*Drink Specials

Event Sponsors / Our Awesome Sponsors!

MEET THE PRESENTERS!

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For Dirty Linen Night 2016, Calliope Consulting Group will produce the event in conjunction with My House NOLA. Calliope Consulting Group is an innovating marketing and events company in New Orleans that provides unique experiences in the digital and physical world.  Our motto is “Give Your Business a Little Lagniappe” which means we can help your company or event reach its fullest potential.  Contact Calliope today for a free consultation at lagniappe@calliopeconsultinggroup.com

My House NOLA is the go-to production company for culinary events in New Orleans, including food truck festivals. They work to activate spaces in new ways and create innovative eating experiences for diners throughout New Orleans. My House NOLA can serve as your one-stop shop for all things related to your next private event. We can deliver one to multiple trucks to your next event. Contact us at info@myhousenola.com!

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The Krewe of mid city mutt mamas dream big and love even bigger. We are dedicated to rescuing and giving second chances to homeless and displaced canine community members. Every dog, puppy and senior alike, deserves a fair chance at a caring and joyful life and we will not rest until that is ACCOMPLISHED.

Packed with history, acclaimed Spanish and French influenced architecture and year-round festivals, the Quarter is a continually named a “must visit” destination by travel experts worldwide. As the eyes, ears and palate of this one-of-a-kind gem, French Quarterly Magazine is proud to bring you the latest scoop on where to shop, what to eat, who’s in the spotlight and when the cool things are happening in the Big Easy.

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A brief history of DLN:

The first Dirty Linen Night came about when Tracy Thomson was in RHINO gallery in the 900 block of Royal; she owned a shop (Kabuki Hats) at 1036 Royal. Tracy was head of RHINO’s  marketing committee and we had a meeting at her studio to brainstorm how they could attract customers to their galleries in the dog days of summer.  After several glasses of wine and much laughter, Linda Sampson did suggest the name “Dirty Linen Night” and thought  we could ride on the coat tails of White Linen Night.

Royal Street jeweler Linda Sampson is credited with coming up with the name for a new event to promote the art galleries and antique shops on Royal Street, and it was catchy and memorable enough to stick.  Sampson’s suggestion was to satirize, yet cash in on the name and success of the annual art event in the Warehouse District known as “White Linen Night.” The name for the Royal Street event that Sampson came up with was “Dirty Linen Night.” Tracy took the inspiration and created a new highlight of the summer. Tracy is credited with developing the event into what it is today.  After several years of growth and success, Tracy turned the event over to the Arts Council, who owned it until 2014.

Since the first Dirty Linen Night 15 years ago,  it has evolved into a major happening that has begun rivaling its Warehouse District namesake in terms of pedestrian traffic and business. Held the second Saturday of August every year – a week after White Linen Night – this event takes in roughly eight blocks of Royal Street and parts of adjoining cross streets.

To make the event even more memorable, many of the participating galleries and shops give away dirty martinis and dirty rice (for the uninitiated, Cajun-style white rice with chicken livers and giblets). Laundry baskets outside the participating businesses add yet another touch of whimsy to Dirty Linen Night, along with suggestions by the Royal Street merchants for people to wear the linens they might have soiled the week before during White Linen Night. The evening also features participating musical groups, wandering clowns and mimes and other innovative entertainment features. Every year some new touch is added.

In contrast to the raucousness and bright lights of Bourbon Street, Royal Street is the French Quarter’s crown jewel in terms of elegance, decorum and culture. Art galleries, antique shops, jewelry stores and other specialty shops designated only by plain wooden signs, and featuring the work of local artisans and specialized craftspeople have been the street’s mainstay for many years. Along with some of the finest examples of centuries-old architecture with ornately decorated exteriors and balconies. It is one of the most photographed streets in the world, and one of the most frequently seen in films and TV shows.

On Dirty Linen Night, despite the name, Royal Street is given a chance to shine. Participating merchants in the roughly 200 to 1000 blocks, along with several adjoining blocks along St. Peter and Dumaine streets, are on hand to pleasantly greet strollers and potential customers and guide them around their establishments’ inventories. Also participating are artists in the small section known as “Dutch Alley,” where Dumaine Street meets the Mississippi River levee (actually 912 North Peters Street). Gallery owners and other local merchants may offer special prices on their merchandise or may be willing to cut deals with customers.

Admission to the event is, of course, free, and it goes on for roughly 3+ hours on the second Saturday in August. The most heavily trafficked blocks of Royal and adjoining streets are blocked off to vehicular traffic and strollers can take in the scene at their own pace. Between 30 and 40 galleries and other shops participate each year.

Ref/modified from: http://www.neworleansonline.com/neworleans/festivals/artfestivals/dirtylinen.html  and  Tracy Thomson


2016 ROYAL STREET PARTICIPANTS

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Angela King Gallery 241

Angela King Gallery

312

Caliche and Pao

Caliche and Pao Gallery

313

Lozano & Barbuti Gallery

Lozano & Barbuti Gallery

319

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O’Neill Studios

329

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Vintage 329

429

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LolaNOLA

433

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Martin Lawrence Gallery

509

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Galerie Rue Toulouse

519

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Jack Sutton

526

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Feet First

540

elliott gallery

Elliot Gallery

541

541

Galerie Rue Royale

611

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Gallery Rinard

721

721

O’neill Studios

729

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Gem de France

730

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George Rodrigue Gallery

811

tressor

Tresor Gallery

815

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Great Artists’ Collective

818

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818 Gallery

819

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Gallery Orange

824

Red Lanterns

Red Lantern

827

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Craig Tracy Gallery

840

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Lucky Rose

847

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Papier Plume

906

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M Contemporary

910

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Frank Relle Photography

927

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Antieau Gallery

938

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Red Truck Gallery

1000

yve gallery

Yve Gallery

1109

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The Foundation Gallery

Event Location

Dirty Linen Night
200-1000 Royal street
New orleans, LA 70130
(504) 814-0250 (Calliope Consulting Group)

info@dirtylinennola.com

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WANT TO GET INVOLVED? HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR SUGGESTIONS? Contact Josh Friedmann at info@dirtylinennola.com or at (504) 814-0250. For more information on Calliope Consulting Group or My House NOLA, and other events happening RIGHT NOW in New Orleans head over to CalliopeConsultingGroup.com or MyHouseNola.com