Art & Bloomin’ on the Bricks – a Synergistic Celebration of Art and Gardening!

Natchitoches’ Front Street was the scene of two events, both beloved local traditions, Saturday, March 12. Several hundred people came to enjoy a morning of family fun and shopping. The Annual Bloomin’ on the Bricks featured face painting for the little ones, a bouncy castle, the parish library’s bookmobile and a variety of gardening vendors for the Green Thumbs among us. The popular event, now in its 22nd year, is a great way to kick off the spring season.

Right next to Bloomin’ on the Bricks, the Natchitoches art community celebrated the 20th Annual Art Along the Bricks. This celebration of creativity featured The Natchitoches Art Gallery as well as 16 vendors in a variety of artistic styles.

In addition to the two events, visitors to downtown could also enjoy rowing crews from NSU and around the country scrimmaging on the Cane River. Natchitoches has long been a preferred location for college rowing teams to train on the Cane River during their Spring Break.