The Royal Street Artists and Merchants present the 10th Annual “Dirty Linen Night”

New Orleans, LA – The Royal Street artists and merchants announce that this year’s 10th
Annual Dirty Linen Night will be held on Saturday, August 13, 2011. Join the celebration on
Royal Street from the 200 block of Royal to the 1000 block ending at Ursulines Street, from 6:00
– 10:00 p.m. Dirty Linen Night will feature more than 60 galleries and shops and an exclusive
shopping experience.

Free and open to the public, the shops will welcome visitors into their businesses and offer a chance
to meet the artists and owners. This has become a favorite summer event for both locals and
visitors alike. Dirty Linen Night began 10 years ago as a grassroots effort to bring visitors to this
unique strip of Royal Street.

Beginning in the 1000 block of Royal Street all the way to the 200 block of Royal you’ll find
venues that feature locally created art, as well as beautiful hand crafted pieces. Each block of Royal
Street has wonders to discover. In all, there will be more than sixty unique venues to visit.

This group of artist owned galleries and studios is a great asset to the City of New Orleans,
especially since no other arts district can boast so many working artists onsite, ready to meet the
public on a daily basis. Dirty Linen Night is a great opportunity to meet those artists and visit the
crown jewel of the city, the French Quarter.

For the first time ever, Dirty Linen Night has an Official poster created by Artist Brandon
Delles. An extensive poster contest was held including all artists from Royal Street. The official
autographed posters are being sold at Le Jardin Glass Art at 612 Royal Street.

Admission is free and open to the public. Perspiration is BYOBO.

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About DW

New Orleans resident, writer, activist. Public market consultant.

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