Art & Flowers on the Bricks – a Wonderful Celebration of Art and Gardening!

Over 1,000 people came to enjoy a morning of family fun and shopping along Natchitoches’ iconic brick street as downtown Natchitoches played host to two beloved local traditions that have each graced our community for over 20 years on Saturday, March 11. The Annual Bloomin’ on the Bricks featured fun crafts and activities for the little ones, the parish library’s games and prizes, and a variety of gardening vendors for the Green Thumbs among us. The popular event was a great way to kick off the spring season.

Alongside Bloomin’ on the Bricks, the Natchitoches art community celebrated its Annual Art Along the Bricks. This celebration of creativity featured The Natchitoches Art Gallery, faculty, and students from NSU’s art department as well as fourteen vendors in a variety of artistic styles.

In addition to the two events, visitors downtown could also enjoy watching rowing crews from The Woodlands Rowing Club and Vanderbilt University training. Natchitoches has long been a preferred location for college rowing teams to train on the Cane River during their Spring Break. Natchitoches’ famous Indigeaux Tribal Fusion Belly Dance Troupe also performed several pieces for the delighted crowd.