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White Linen Night block party canceled due to surging COVID cases

People will still be allowed to walk through the art galleries, but masks will be required.

NEW ORLEANS — The White Linen Night block party has been canceled due to COVID-19 concerns as new cases and hospitalizations continue to rise all over Louisiana.

The block party is canceled, but the galleries will remain open, according to New Orleans Arts District Association President Leslie-Claire Spillman.

Spillman said the Arts District made the decision after urging from the City.

Event organizers hope to reschedule for October.

People will still be allowed to walk through the art galleries, but masks will be required.

The CAC's party, "White Linen Night, After Dark," has also been postponed, according to Spillman.

“While we hoped to present this summer event that so many look forward to, the safety of our galleries and their staff, the vendors for the event, and the people of New Orleans is of paramount importance," Spillman said. "After receiving word from the mayor’s office, we have decided to postpone our block party until it is safer to hold such an event. We look forward to being able to present programming of this nature again soon.”

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