Second Saturday ARTWORK
OVER THE PAST TWO DECADES, THE SECOND SATURDAY ARTWALK HAS BECOME ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR MONTHLY COMMUNITY EVENTS IN THE ENTIRE REGION. GALLERY OPENINGS, SHOP AND RESTAURANT SPECIALS AND LIVE MUSIC MAKE THE STREETS OF TOWN SWIRL WITH A FUN FAMILY ENERGY. WHILE THINGS ARE LIVELY ALL DAY, THE MUSIC AND SPECIALS TAKE PLACE FROM 4 - 8PM.
Each month, two "Hot Spot" businesses take the limelight. Make sure to stop by and congratulate them!
112 S. Second Street
Bay St Louis, MS 39520
Inside the 100 year old historic building find an electrifying fusion of unique artifacts, re-purposed findings, antiques, art, furniture, gift and much more at Bay Elements. The genius behind this amazing concept is Susan Peterson. You can shop up and downstairs for furniture and accessories for the home, and seaside findings for young and old. There is truly something for everybody, from small gifts to magnificently handcrafted furniture. Make sure to take notice of the impeccable craftsmanship of the building that summons the past-life. Let the ghosts guide you through the lively shops as you catch a glimpse of the old cemetery through the wavy glass windows. In this building, it's easy to feel like you've died and entered paradise.
Peterson was born and raised in Jackson Mississippi but married a coastal boy and hasn’t looked back since. She has been on the Coast for 35 years. “My heart is here”, says Peterson “I love the people and friendly guest, and there is nothing better than being in Old Town Bay St. Louis.”
Lulu's & Maggie May's on Main
126 Main Street
Bay St Louis, MS 39520
Just down the block at 126 Main Street, Maggie May’s is located in another historic building, one that has been an Old Town art anchor for over two decades. The building contains 5300 square feet of art, jewelry, clothing, and home décor items. The beautiful large gallery space is filled with five vendors throughout and showcases over thirty local and regional artist through out gallery. The business features everything from beautiful paintings, sculpture, jewelry, hand-made crafts, unique clothing, shoes, home accessories and so much more. Nested within is also a popular restaurant named Lulu’s, an amazing eatery.
At Lulu’s they are cooking up innovative New Orleans influenced cuisine. Crowd favorites are Moynan’s corn and crab bisque, her BBQ shrimp or “debris” roast beef po-boys, and Betty’s bread pudding, reputed to be the best on the coast. People are drawn by the restaurant’s unique art gallery atmosphere, as well as the tasty breakfast and lunch.
“We’ve got an incredible group of businesses here, in a building that’s is showing great art,” says Moynan. “You can feel the positive energy as soon as you walk in. It’s the ultimate place to ‘shop local’.
Moynan, invites new customers and long-time fans in to, “Come and feel the love and passion that I have for food,” she says. “You’ll go home tasting the flavors of the Bay."
The Second Saturday Artwalk is sponsored by Hancock Bank, Peoples Bank and The First Bank with support from the Seacoast Echo.
Over the past twenty years, the monthly artwalk has become one of the most popular events in the region. Old Town stays lively all day, with many merchants and restaurants offering specials. The pace picks up from 4 – 8pm, when gallery openings and live music keep the streets humming with activity.
Each month, one or two Old Town businesses take the spotlight as “Hot Spots." Veteran Second Saturday patrons know these will be among the liveliest places to be during the event.