Summer is here, and we’re quickly working our way toward the traditional July 4th activities here in the Crescent City! But New Orleans is more than just the holidays. Even on non-celebratory weekends, there are plenty of events and activities to be found during your bed and breakfast getaway! And we’d like to share a local favorite: The New Orleans Arts Market.
The Arts Council of New Orleans presents this monthly market held on the last Saturday of each month from March through September, and into the fall. There is even a holiday schedule, thanks to the warm December weather here on the Gulf Coast.
What will you find there? Hand-crafted items from between 50 and 100 local artisans. Beautiful jewelry, creative prints, fragrant soap, stunning photography, gorgeous wood items, sparkling glass, and so much more. This is a great place to find the perfect memento of your trip, or gift for that special someone! This family-oriented affair even has a Kids Tent with crafts for the small ones, food for a quick lunch or snack, and live entertainment.
The Market is located in Uptown at the beautiful Palmer Park at the corner of South Claiborne and South Carrollton Avenues. This happens to be the western-most stop on the St. Charles Streetcar line. Of course, the St. Charles Streetcar also has a stop directly in front of Avenue Inn, so it’s both easy and convenient to attend!
For the remainder of the 2013 season, the market is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on:
- Saturday, June 29, 2013
- Saturday, July 31, 2013
- Saturday, August 31, 2013
- Saturday, September 28, 2013
The fall and holiday schedules are yet to be announced.
If your visit doesn’t happen to coincide with one of the Arts Market dates, there is still plenty to do here in this great city! Have a look through our blog posts for other local favorites, or you can just ask us, your innkeepers Joe and Bebe, and we will be happy to give you some great ideas of things to do during your stay!