One could find everything from paintings, to plants and bellydancers Saturday, March 17 as the 18th annual Bloomin’ on the Bricks and 15th annual Art Along the Bricks festivals got underway along Front St. Downtown Natchitoches was filled with local residents and visitors eager to start the spring season off right. Bloomin’ on the Bricks featured 21 vendors with offerings ranging from gardening supplies to expert advice from Louisiana Master Gardeners. Art Along the Bricks featured 25 vendors with a wide variety of art works, including live painting. A perennial crowd favorite returned for another year as local tribal fusion bellydance troupes Indigeaux and Benindigeaux performed for the delighted crowd.