A Frida-Fest Second Saturday!
- stories by Grace Wilson
Saturday, July 9th
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. This month, Magnolia Antique (200 Main Street) and O'Dwyer Realty (105 North Beach are featured. Make sure to stop by and congratulate them!
Second Saturday column
200 Main Street
Bay St Louis
a founding Shoofly Sponsor!
Most people don’t think of the word “new” when it comes to an antique store, but in fact Magnolia Antiques finds ways to stay current, even in a shop full of vintage treasures.
“We are always getting new stuff,” said Glenda Schornick, owner of Magnolia Antiques.
What most Bay St. Louis natives remember as Jerome’s Department Store found new life in 2008 as Magnolia Antiques. There are five vendors in 3000 square feet of space, including Annie the Doll Doctor, who used to have a shop across the street.
Magnolia Antiques boasts a large collection of playable ukuleles thanks to the keen eye of Glenda’s husband Jack. The store also features lots of mid-century modern pieces that their daughter Shay Coss enjoys. It’s a family affair at Magnolia Antiques, which makes for a wide variety of finds — from furniture to jewelry and toys, antique coins and so much more.
Another unique find at Magnolia Antiques: Betty Stechman’s photography postcards from Bay St. Louis and Waveland. Schornick recently bought all the postcards from Stechman’s family.
“We don't focus on one particular thing,” Schornick said. “We have something for everyone from every time period. It may not be all vintage, but it’s all collectible.”
105 North Beach Boulevard
Bay St. Louis
In a world ruled by cell phones and email, it’s nice to walk into a business and connect with someone face-to-face — especially when it comes to one of the most important life decisions: buying real estate.
Right on Beach Boulevard, between the Blind Tiger and on the way to Tripletails on some of the most desirable real estate in Bay St. Louis, O’Dwyer Realty offers help in finding others their own dream homes.
“We really enjoy our beautiful view of the Bay. St. Louis marina and the wonderful foot traffic that we get being right on Beach Boulevard,” said Avra O’Dwyer, owner and broker at O’Dwyer Realty.
O’Dwyer started making real estate deals in New Orleans decades ago and fell in love with the Gulf Coast and Bay St. Louis. Sixteen years ago, she opened the Mississippi branch of O’Dwyer Realty and today has three businesses with 32 agents in New Orleans, Waveland and Bay St. Louis.
“What’s not do love about Bay St. Louis?” O’Dwyer said. “The people, the ambiance, the water… everything is wonderful here.”
Frida Fest Event Schedule
Taco Extravaganza begins at Starfish Cafe (until 6:30)
12pm - drop off self portraits for contest at Bohemian Gallery
4pm - outdoor double feature begins at Antique Maison featuring Nacho Libre & Book of Life (until 8:00ish)
face painting and henna by Mistress Ivey at the Mockingbird
registration opens for Frida Be You & Me look alike contest at Smith & Lens (until 7pm)
Live Mission Music by Tyler Santiago & Health Fair with Hancock Ocshner at Starfish Cafe (until 6:30)
4:30pm - judging begins for homemade salsa contest at the shops at 111 Main
Jezer y el Mono Rey begin playing at Magnolia Antiques (until 7:30)
5:00pm - Photo Booth opens at Social Chair
Imagination Station opens at the French Potager - make your own Luchador masks (until 7pm)
Loteria with Carmen Lugo begins at Smith & Lens (until 7pm)
6:00 - Blue Magnolia starts playing at the Mockingbird (until 9pm)
7:30pm - Look Alike contest starts
8:00pm - drawing for Frida tote bag filled with over $100 worth of goodies at Identity Vintage & Vinyl - drop your name in their bucket to win!
Frida inspired special menus at:
Louie & the RedHeaded Lady
Frida inspired drink specials at:
All day long:
Fresh flower crowns at the French Potager
Frida inspired clothing available for purchase at Bay Emporium
Frida inspired art and merchandise available at Smith & Lens, Social Chair, French Potager, Louie & the Redheaded Lady, etc.