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Second Saturday Artwalk Hot Spots- March 2023: Bubbly Babes, Hancock County Historical Society, and B.E.E. by the Bay Gallery
212-C Main Street
Opening just around the end of November 2022, Bubbly Babes is quickly becoming the go-to spot for those who appreciate high-quality, handcrafted bath and body products. Follow the trail of delightful bubbles as they lead you to the vibrant pink façade of the store, nestled on the right side of the building at 212 Main Street. Prepare to be enchanted by the effervescent charm of this delightful boutique!
Upon entering, visitors indulge in a world of luxurious bath and body products, unique personalized gifts, charming party favors, and awe-inspiring artisan art at Bubbly Babes. This enchanting store offers an incredible array of delights that will captivate your senses and leave you feeling pampered and indulged.
What sets Bubbly Babes apart is their commitment to using only the highest quality, all-natural ingredients in their products. They meticulously select each ingredient to ensure that they are non-toxic and free from harmful chemicals or additives. When it comes to Bubbly Babes' products, their devotion to using natural ingredients isn't just admirable - it's also your guarantee of safety and gentleness. So you can indulge in their products with confidence, knowing that they won't harm your delicate skin, all while delivering the results you crave.
Bubbly Babes’ products are handcrafted with care with the vast majority of them made right in the store. Their products range from bath bombs to body butters, scrubs, soaps, and much more. At Bubbly Babes, visitors can indulge in a unique experience at the "Scent your own Scrub Station." Here, they can choose from a range of scrub options like coffee, dead sea salt, or coconut, and further customize their scrub by selecting from a diverse range of fragrances. The possibilities are endless!
In addition to their bath and body products, Bubbly Babes also offers personalized gifts and party favors. Customers can choose from an array of items and have them customized with a special message, design, or gift set. These personalized gifts are perfect for weddings, birthdays, baby showers, and other special occasions.
Be sure to stop by Bubbly Babes on Main Street this Second Saturday. Whether you're looking for a luxurious bath experience or a personalized gift for a loved one, Bubbly Babes has you covered.
On Second Saturday, March 11, Bubbly Babes will be celebrating its Hot Spot with music provided by DJ Doug from Good Earth Records and serving Vegetable Soup from 4-7 pm, along with a special giveaway. The giveaway will include body butter, scrub, soap, and more. Visitors can earn an entry to the raffle with any purchase made on Second Saturday.
Hancock County Historical Society
108 Cue Street
Nestled along Cue Street, lies the Kate Lobrano House, an enchanting shotgun-style cottage that dates back to 1896. Today, this humble abode serves as the headquarters for the Hancock County Historical Society, an esteemed organization that is dedicated to preserving the rich history of the Hancock county region and its people.
In 1988, the house was generously donated to the society by the grandchildren of Katherine Maynard Lobrano, and it has since been transformed into a turn-of-the-century museum. While most of the original structure remains intact, a sizable extension has been added to the back of the building to provide office and storage facilities for research, lectures, and social events organized by the historical society.
The Hancock County Historical Society is a non-profit organization that prides itself on collecting, preserving, and maintaining a vast collection of tens of thousands of documents, over 30,000 photographs, memorabilia, and artifacts. These treasures serve to educate future generations about their heritage and provide a window into the past. The society is committed to making this extensive library of information available to the public, both in-person at their headquarters at the Lobrano house and online.
Over the years, the society has grown in size and influence, with membership numbers skyrocketing from fewer than a dozen to over a thousand people. This makes them one of the largest civic organizations on the Gulf Coast. The society's commitment to preserving the history of Hancock County and its people is unwavering, and their work is a testament to the power of community and the importance of honoring one's roots.
The Hancock County Historical Society hosts monthly luncheon meetings with a special speaker every third Thursday of the month. The luncheons are catered and open to the public but reservations are required so be sure to call the Historical Society to secure your spot.
The Historical Society also hosts the annual cardboard boat race. This year the race will be held on Saturday, May 20th in conjunction with Pirate Day in the Bay. For more information and registration please visit https://hancock39520.wixsite.com/my-site.
On Second Saturday, the Hancock County Historical Society is stepping back in time 100 years to 1923! They will be celebrating their Hot Spot from 4 to 7 pm with music from the 1920s, a photobooth with props from the 1920s, a slideshow of vintage photos of Hancock county, a book sale, games outside the yard, and more. In the spirit of Souper Mudfest and the 1920s, the Historical Society will also be serving “Soup”er Sundaes (ice cream sundaes) for all their time traveling visitors.
B.E.E. by the Bay Gallery
131-A Main Street
Located at 131 Main Street, B.E.E. by the Bay is a fine art gallery that resides right in the heart of Old Town Bay Saint Louis. The gallery is a true gem in the community, showcasing a variety of talented artists from the surrounding area and beyond.
Walking through the doors of B.E.E. by the Bay, visitors are immediately greeted with an array of colorful paintings, intricate sculptures, and beautiful jewelry.
B.E.E. by the Bay's owners and staff have extensive experience and knowledge operating a fine art gallery. Their goal is to make your art buying experience a pleasant and memorable one. They are passionate about art and take pride in providing exceptional customer service to each visitor.
Whether you are an experienced art collector or a first-time buyer, the staff at B.E.E. by the Bay are happy to answer any questions you may have and guide you through the purchasing process. They understand that buying art can be a personal and emotional experience, and they are dedicated to ensuring that you find the perfect piece for your home or collection.
The gallery’s owner, Becky Edwards, is a passionate art enthusiast with a keen eye for talent. She works closely with each artist to curate exhibitions that are cohesive and visually stunning. Becky’s enthusiasm is infectious, and visitors to the gallery often leave feeling inspired and uplifted.
Overall, B.E.E. by the Bay is a wonderful addition to the community. Its commitment to showcasing a diverse range of artists, from emerging talent to established creatives, makes it a unique and important space. With its vibrant exhibitions and welcoming atmosphere, B.E.E. by the Bay is a must-visit for art lovers and enthusiasts alike.
This Second Saturday, March 11, B.E.E. by the Bay will be celebrating its Hot Spot status with their main artist, Martin LaBorde, doing live paintings throughout the day and for any visitors that like and follow B.E.E. by the Bay’s Facebook page, the gallery is giving out free prints along with an entry for their raffle of a painting! The gallery will also be providing live music from 4-7 pm and serving delicious Spicy Keto Cabbage Soup for Souper Mudfest. They will be open 10 am - 7 pm on Second Saturday.
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