The Second Saturday Art Walk celebration on April 11, the year’s first in the springtime, is perfect for taking advantage of the season.
Merchants will have their doors wide open as usual, ready to welcome people strolling the streets of Old Town, enjoying the seasonal weather and the live music while being part of the festivities.
Both of April’s Second Saturday Hot Spots - Carroll House Bed & Breakfast and the Hancock County Historical Society home - are known far and wide for their warm hospitality as well as their charming history.
Carroll House B & B
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Antique Maison Ulman Tearoom - 317 Ulman Ave. Open 4pm - 8pm on Second Saturdays, serving complementary samples of lunch room menu, deck dining now open. Come shop and experience the best of Bay St. Louis.
Bay Emporium - 112 S. Second Street - Thirteen shops under one historic roof. Spring is in full bloom in the historic setting of Bay Emporium! Thirteen separate shops, filled with old and new treasures. BOESCH AND CO. features antique and newly crafted fine furniture IN 2 DETAILS coordinating fashion and home décor, FLAIR offers a new crop of fun and funky gifts, VOILA! Brings in new French inspired furniture and home décor, SHIP OAR SHORE outfits the nautically inspired with activewear and accessories, CHARBONNET ANTIQUES carries furniture and architectural salvage, BIJOUBEL continues their tradition of classic and trendy fashions and accessories, STEAMPUNK CURIOSITIES electrifies a gallery full of clever sculpture and time altering machinery, SCENTS ON SECOND STREET features the popular line of Swan Creek candles, melts, and pottery, and just in time for Prom Season ARMOIRE NOIR a blend of true vintage and new retro inspired romantic wearables.
Spring is in full bloom in the historic setting of Bay Emporium! Thirteen separate shops, filled with old and new treasures. BOESCH AND CO. features antique and newly crafted fine furniture IN 2 DETAILS coordinating fashion and home décor, FLAIR offers a new crop of fun and funky gifts, VOILA! Brings in new French inspired furniture and home décor, SHIP OAR SHORE outfits the nautically inspired with activewear and accessories, CHARBONNET ANTIQUES carries furniture and architectural salvage, BIJOUBEL continues their tradition of classic and trendy fashions and accessories, STEAMPUNK CURIOSITIES electrifies a gallery full of clever sculpture and time altering machinery, SCENTS ON SECOND STREET features the popular line of Swan Creek candles, melts, and pottery, and just in time for Prom Season ARMOIRE NOIR a blend of true vintage and new retro inspired romantic wearables.
Bay-Tique - 125 D Main St. 125 D Main St. - Offering "Bay-Wares for all seasons," unique, stylish apparel you won't find at the mall. Everything you need for Spring! Dresses, Sandals, Maxi's Swimwear. Women's Sanuk shoes 15% off. Plus our "Tent Sale" continues while inventory lasts. Everything in the "tent" is 50% off or more!
The Bonner Collection - 108 S. Beach Blvd. Suite D. Visit the Bonner Collection to see our new Spring home decor, gifts, jewelry, art arriving almost daily. Would love to see you and enjoy some refreshments. Cheers!
California Drawstrings - 216 Main Street - New spring Flax and linens have arrived!
George’s Girls - 108 S. Beach Blvd. Ste B, (inside the French Settlement building). Purveyors of Fine Linens. George's Girls is a great place for beautifully scented candles and soaps. We have new Spring Yala, Spartina 449 and Gretchen Scott just in. And we are now carrying Dash and Albert rugs!
Gallery 220 - 220 Main Street - Artist Joanna Slay offers a special workshop "Mosaics and Mirrors"
Fashion Express - Down the long hall at Maggie May’s Art Gallery (126 Main Street), Swarovski crystal collections by Victoria Lynn and Victoria Cross in an array of stunning colors, complimentary gift wrap!
The French Potager - 213 Main Street - Collectibles, art and florals.
Lulu's Restaurant and Maggie May's Art Gallery-126 Main St - A destination in and of itself, 5300 square feet of dining and shopping. Look for Lulu's Restaurant expansion into dinner service and Sunday Jazz Brunch in mid-May
Magnolia Antiques, 200 Main Street. If you haven't seen the totally rearranged shop, it's definitely worth a stop! We have completely turned it around. All the same great variety plus adding more everyday! Annie, the Doll Doctor, has moved her hospital and her best collectibles to our location! Dan's there too and a couple of new vendors in Magnolia Antiques at the corner of Second and Main! And of course, we'll offer snacks and bargains!!
The Mockingbird Cafe - 110 South Second St. Lighten up and get your groove on at the Mockingbird on Second Saturday. Enjoy the Caribbean feel of the photos of Sylvia Langlinais. Catch an island breeze with Marian Knobbe's watercolors.Enjoy JJ Foley's "lit from within" paintings. Kat Fitzpatrick, Thomas Jackson and Marsha Prejean will be showing new and colorful work. The musical offering will be singer/songwriter Jeff Thompson who comes to us by way of Asheville, New Orleans and the Gulf Coast. Enjoy a sip of SoPro or Lazy Magnolia artisanal beers under the stars and join us in saying "Welcome, Spring! What took you so long?"
Serious Bread Bakery - 131 Main Street, Suite D - Along with signature artisan breads, flatbreads and sweet things, you can also try pesto, hummus and our special tomato sandwiches. As always, we offer samples of our baked goods.
Social Chair - 201 Main St. - Stop in to take a peek at our Emerald City and be sure to shop our new Fairy Garden section, brought to you by Marigny Northington. Take the time to enjoy the little things (and little people) in your life. We have a fairy that has moved into the tree by our front door. Join us as we celebrate all things Spring!
Time After Time Antiques (Inside Bay Emporium), 112 S. Second St. Offering a unique array of antiques, furniture from different eras, collectibles, and home decor. Between the hours of 4PM and 8PM we offer 20% off furniture. Our selection changes monthly, so come see us. We also carry the pottery line of Swan Creek Candles.
Twin Lights Creations - 136 Main Street - Eclectic garden & home décor. It’s March and on the coast that means wind, and sometimes a lot of it. Perfect timing for all new kinetic sculptures that are hand made of pure copper and can be outside year around. A slight breeze spins these designs, providing a mind entrancing, mesmerizing visual pattern, inducing a very relaxing, meditative state of mind! Several sizes and price points to choose from. Come, enjoy the elements of nature and take a little of the “Light” with you.
The Ugly Pirate - 144 Demontluzin St. - Enjoy hand made Pizza with a cold craft beer. Live music every Saturday from 6 pm to 10 pm. Thursday night Trivia starts at 8 pm. We are family and pet friendly! Something is always happening at The Pirate so follow us on Facebook.
Just plan right now on spending the whole day in Old Town April 11th! Enjoy BBQ and music for lunch at the Stella Blues and BBQ festival (in the Depot District!), then laze on the beach afterward. Shop and check out Artwalk openings in the afternoon. Finish out the evening with dinner in one of our restaurants, then dancing under the stars to Rockin' Dopsie back at the festival! How's that for an agenda?