Weekend ticket: Art, history events on tap for weekend

Published 12:00 am Thursday, July 7, 2016

NATCHEZ — Art and history are cued up for this weekend in the Miss-Lou.

Clear skies and highs in the mid-90s make for a weekend best spent near a body of water, but be prepared to draw yourself away for the events Natchez has in store.

Second Saturday

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The second Saturday of the month isn’t just any Saturday in Natchez.

Food, shopping, art and music fill the streets of downtown Natchez, even after shop windows would normally be dark and the doors would be locked.

To attend the event is free, but bring your pocketbook in case you find that perfect piece of art.

Natchez Legends and Lore

Monday night brings stories of the birth of Mississippi to Natchez.

Head to Rolling River Bistro to hear Jack Elliott present “City and Empire: Spanish Natchez and the Birth of Mississippi.”

The free event begins 5:30 p.m. and will last approximately an hour.

Everywhere with Roy Lewis

Natchez native Roy Lewis’s photography exhibition “Everywhere” will be on display at the Natchez Museum of African-American History and Culture until August 31.

The exhibit will present photos telling the stories of African American culture and history.

The photos will be available for viewing during normal museum hours from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Admission is free, but a donation is suggested.

Natchez through Pointillism exhibit

Natchezian Joe W. Johnson’s exhibit “Reflection: 1920s to Present day”can now be seen at the Historic Natchez Foundation.

Johnson is a former art teacher and coach at Natchez High and a member of ArtsNatchez Gallery.

He specializes in pen and ink drawings, some of which his applies color to, of photos pertaining to everyday life in Natchez as it used to be.

The exhibit is open during normal hours at the foundation, and admission is free.