Sun, Oct 02|
Inaugural Black Linen Night
Black Linen Night is a celebration of black enterprise and artistry set on historic Bayou road, a thoroughfare that is steeped in the tradition of commerce, community, and culture. Bayou Road. It’s how New Orleans came to be.
Time & Location
Oct 02, 2022, 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
New Orleans, 2513 Bayou Rd, New Orleans, LA 70119, USA
About the event
The Inaugural Black Linen Night, taking place in the 2500 block of Bayou Road in October 2022, will feature various artsans and crafters, a fashion show of wearable art collectibles, musical guests, food, drinks, desserts, and more!
Black Linen Night is a celebration of black and brown culture, community and commerce set on historic Bayou road, a thoroughfare that is steeped in the tradition of enterprise and ingenuity. Bayou Road. It’s how New Orleans came to be. It’s where the French followed Native American routes to the Mississippi River and where native and Black people traded. How appropriate then that, currently, this brick-lined street boasts one of the city’s largest collection of black and minority-owned businesses – including Ego’s Men’s Spa, The Cupcake Fairies, Whiskey & Sticks, Coco Hut, The Half Shell on the Bayou, Le Musee de f.p.c., and the culturally significant Community Book Center?
For its inaugural year, Black Linen Night honors New Orleans' native son and world-renowned artist, Ted T. Elis. Ellis, who has participated as an artist at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, Essence Music Festival and many other major New Orleans events, is the artist for this year's first Black Linen Night poster entitled "Black Bayou."
To accompany the exhibit, Black Linen Night will include two days of events starting with a Patron's party, opening reception and the festival boasting crafts and wares from local visual, performing and culinary artists. More information to follow.