Dirty Linen Night

July 30, 2019
August 10, 2019 marks the 19th annual Dirty Linen Night celebration on Royal Street. For the third year in a row, the event is being presented by The Royal Street Art District. The event will once again encompass the 300 – 900 blocks of Royal Street and as a highlight add the 1000 and 1100 blocks to the party.

The event is free to attend but participants are asked to purchase wristbands in order to partake in the drinks and food along the walk. This year the galleries and shops will not only be serving up the bubbly, but promoting restaurants located throughout the quarter. The partnership of galleries, shops, and vendors is just another way that the DLN2019 celebration is continuing to grow.

Take advantage of a great night that showcases the best and brightest of Royal Street. Participating galleries and shops will open their doors and bare the fruit of their labors for all of the world to see. View local artists, international artists, and artistic masters, alongside antiques, fragrances, and unique boutiques.

Held annually on the same day as The Red Dress Run, the DLN2019 team is excited to “see red” again this year. As the event has grown in size from its baby steps as an art walk 18 years ago, the focus has returned to the galleries and vendors of Royal Street as they host the event for the public.

Participants range from galleries and shops to eateries and street performers, and feature the likes of LolaNola, The Red Lantern, The Galleries of French Art Network, Osterhold / Boudreaux Gallery & Studio, Martin Lawrence Gallery, California Drawstrings, and of course a special street performance at Craig Tracy Gallery. Visors can expect and many, many more participants and small street events along the way.

This year, more bands will line the street for making your trip down Royal Street an even more festive one. Light-up margarita glasses will resurface this year and be sure to get your paws on the coveted “Talk Dirty to Me “t-shirts.

Wristbands will be available for purchase in tents in the 400 block, 600 block, and 800 block of Royal Street.

This year poster is a special surprise and promises to be one for the memory record books. They will be purchasable along the route.

The focus of the event is to bring awareness to the French Quarter’s amazing shops, galleries, and restaurants. Bringing the beauty of Royal Street to the rest of the city while promoting small and local businesses is what The Royal Street Arts District and Dirty Linen Night is all about.

The event starts at 6pm and all other information can be found on line http://dirtylinen.org/

Follow the event and The Royal Street Arts District on Facebook, twitter, Instagram, @dirtylinennight.