We are happy to announce our involvement in this weekend’s White Linen Night in the Heights! Started in 2006 by native New Orleanians and Katrina refugees Chris & Kay Thayer and modeled after a New Orleans Arts District event of a similar nomenclature, White Linen Night is an annual celebration of local business and art during which the community comes out en masse dressed in their finest white linens. White Linen Night activities will be happening up and down the Heights this Saturday, August 3rd from 6-10pm. It is an event not to miss (or, if you live in the Heights, difficult to miss).
We’ll be set up around 19th & Rutland next to our friends at The Picasso Bus, amidst a number of other trucks and all of our favorite businesses on and around 19th street. But for this event, we’re going to be doing something a little different.
Since White Linen Night focuses on intertwining local business with visual & fine art (as opposed to the works of art that ordinarily fill our shelves), we will be partnering with The Picasso Bus to feature their artwork in a couple of different ways.
First, one of their graffiti artists will be painting the reclining woman reading from Picasso’s Reclining Woman Reading (above) onto our truck. This is the first piece we have arranged to have done to the bookmobile, and we couldn’t be more excited. Stop by to watch the work in progress! We’ll be right there, watching with you.
We’ll also be featuring and selling The Picasso Bus’ artwork with a pop-up gallery inside of the bookmobile. We’ll be clearing out some of the library’s collection to display five Picasso Bus original 16″ x 20″ works. Come take a look, and buy the work right off our shelves!
The Picasso Bus will, as always, have their awesome spin art bike on hand and their Farmer Says See ‘n Say car horn, among other things. It should all be quite the spectacle. Hope to see you there!