Bloomin’ on the Bricks/Art Along the Bricks/CAPA on the Cane set for Saturday, March 14

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Photo from 2019's Bloomin' on the Bricks/Art Along the Bricks by Hannah Richardson

The City of Natchitoches Main Street invites you to experience the beauty of springtime in downtown Natchitoches at the 20th Annual Bloomin’ on the Bricks Saturday, March 14.

Bloomin’ on the Bricks will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Front Street between Rue Trudeau and Rue Touline in Natchitoches’ Historic Landmark District. Bloomin’ on the Bricks is free and open to the public.

Natchitoches Wood

Bloomin’ on the Bricks, organized by the Natchitoches Main Street Program, is a celebration of spring throughout the City’s Historic District.  Visitors will be able to see the beauty of springtime in downtown Natchitoches through its hanging flower baskets and thousands of daffodils and tulips on display throughout the downtown area.

An exhibit area of lawn and garden vendors will display an assortment of items needed to transform your garden and yard this spring season. Vendors from around the area will sell plants such as ferns, herbs, shrubs, flowering baskets and bedding plants as well as garden décor.

 

The Natchitoches Art Guild and Gallery will host Art Along the Bricks Saturday, March 14 in conjunction with Bloomin’ on the Bricks. Art Along the Bricks will take place from along Front Street between Church Street and Rue Trudeau.

Art Along the Bricks serves to provide visitors to the Natchitoches Historic District opportunities to see the latest offerings in fine arts and crafts as local and area artists display their work in an outdoor art show. Vendors and artists of fine arts and crafts (defined as hand-made) are encouraged to participate.

The entertainment schedule is as follows:

9 a.m. – Max and Marcy will open the acoustic Circle

Noon – Dulcimer Players

1 p.m. – Belly dancers under the direction of Cheryl Gainforte

 

CAPA on the Cane, a day of performances by the NSU School of Creative and Performing Arts, will be from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. on the Riverfront stage. The schedule for the day is as follows:

11 a.m. – 2 p.m. – NSU Art Maker’s Faire on Front Street

11 a.m. – NSU Opera Theatre Ensemble

Noon – NSU Jazz Orchestra and Trumpet Ensemble

1 p.m. – NSU Musical Theatre Ensemble

2 p.m. – NSU Theatre’s “Make Your Own Theatre” performances

3 p.m. – NSU Tap Ensemble

4 p.m. – Natchitoches/NSU Symphony Concert.

 

For more information on Bloomin’ on the Bricks or to become a vendor, contact the City of Natchitoches Main Street Office at (318) 357-3822.

For more information on Art Along the Bricks, contact the Natchitoches Art Guild and Gallery at (318) 352-1626.