Come to Olde Towne Slidell on Saturday, March 2, 2024, for a night of art, music and fun at the City of Slidell's 28th annual celebration of the arts, Arts Evening. The festival takes place 5-9 p.m. throughout the Olde Towne area and admission is free.
Arts Evening is one of the largest and most celebrated cultural festivals on the Northshore, an entertaining evening filled with art, food, live music, dancing, fine dining, antique, boutique and unique shopping. Over 100 artists and art organizations will display their works at locations throughout Olde Towne, with live music and entertainment throughout. Whether it’s classic rock, R&B, jazz, variety, rock ’n’ roll or acoustic, there’s something for every musical taste.
In addition to visual and performing artists, patrons will enjoy fine and casual dining at participating Arts Evening restaurants and opportunities to shop for antiques, furnishings and more in Olde Towne's boutiques.
The featured exhibition at George Dunbar Gallery in Slidell City Hall's Cultural Center is "Playing with Fire", on display beginning January 19. Admission is free.
Visit www.myslidell.com for the complete list of artists and entertainers featured throughout Olde Towne. Artwork by this year’s Arts Evening cover artist will be on display at the Slidell Municipal Auditorium.
Arts Evening Shuttle and Street Closures
Several streets in Olde Towne Slidell will be closed to traffic during Arts Evening, from 3:00 to 9:15 pm. Streets affected include areas of First Street, Erlanger Avenue, Second Street, Bouscaren Street, Cousin Street, Carey Street and Robert Street. Access to the U.S. Post Office will not be obstructed.
In order to provide easy access to participating Arts Evening locations, the city’s shuttle and street car will run throughout Olde Towne, 4-10 p.m. Citizens should not park within the Arts Evening area so as to not inhibit the navigation of the shuttle.
In the event of inclement weather, please check the city’s website or Facebook page for the latest information. Cancellation decisions will be made by 1 pm on the day of the event.