BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The annual Hot Art, Cool Nights returned to Mid-City Baton Rouge bigger and better than ever.
The area was taken over with unique art, food and music. Organizers said they wanted to provide a safe and fun way for folks to check out what the area has to offer.
They said it is a diverse neighborhood filled with locally-owned shops and restaurants of all kinds.
"Mid City is an historical area of Baton Rouge. Some businesses have been here probably over 30, 40 years. maybe longer," said artist Sharon Furrate Bailey. "We're always trying to bring people in the area to learn about the arts. That we do have talent here, but it's also about economic growth."
At least 20 Mid-City businesses were a part of this year's Hot Art, Cool Nights.