Hot Art, Cool Nights
On Friday, May 12, from 6 to 10 P.M., join thousands of artists, musicians, and art-lovers for “Hot Art, Cool Nights,” an annual celebration of the local art scene in and around Baton Rouge. Sponsored by Mid-City Merchants, this spring art festival is a preeminent event for the city where local artists, both established and up-and-coming, debut original work including painting, sculpture, photography, jewelry, live musical performances, and more. Mid City, the location of the festival, is an historic neighborhood of Baton Rouge. Spanning several blocks, it is built atop what was once a lush oak grove, a legacy attested to by the many venerable oak trees that adorn its historic streets. Shuttle service will be available to take you from one end of the festival to the other, but for the full, authentic Baton Rouge experience, we recommending walking. You’ll revel not only in the art displays you might otherwise overlook, but also the striking Louisiana architecture that blends a range of national heritages and historic styles in our unique southern hub.