Weekend Ticket: Artsy events planned for upcoming weekend

Published 12:10 am Thursday, August 7, 2014

NATCHEZ — Several activities in the Miss-Lou this weekend will allow residents of all ages to get a bit artsy.

Scattered rain is expected today and tomorrow, followed by partly cloudy weather over the weekend with the temperature in the low 90s.

Art Gallery

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Members of the Natchez Art Association will be opening their exhibit “Seasons” from 5 to 7 p.m. at 118 N. Pearl St. on Saturday.

“This month’s theme is seasons,” said Carolyn Weir, who is the administrator for the association. “We inspire and encourage all of our members to create something that goes with the monthly theme.”

Weir said artists are encouraged to paint what comes to mind when they hear the theme.

The gallery will feature paintings and sculptures from new local artists, including the painting “Hurricane Season” by Sarah Carey, said Weir.

The gallery is free and open to the public.

Artsy August

Children can also create seasonal art at the Artsy August event Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Children will work with visual artist Salongo Lee to create handmade books for the art project, “Kids Save Your Summer Memories.”

The event will be at Arts Natchez Gallery at 425 Main St.

Children’s story time will follow the event at Turning Pages Bookstore at 520 Franklin St., from noon to 1 p.m.

Second Sunday

Shops and galleries will be open late in Downtown Natchez Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. for Second Saturday.

There will be music, art events and refreshments, such as wine and cheese, at participating downtown businesses.

Mixology Classes

Cool down at King’s Tavern on 619 Jefferson St., and learn how to make four different cocktails with the bar manager Ricky Woolfolk.

Woolfolk said he will teach participants how to make historic cocktails as well as new ones. And in bartending fashion, each cocktail comes with a story.

“I tell the history of the cocktails, what was going on at the time, whether it is one of mine or not.”

Classes are from 4 to 5 p.m. Saturday. Residents should call 601-446-5003 a day in advance to make an appointment.

Classes are $35.