Monday, June 13, 2011

Eat for the Arts at the Perkins Historic Merchants District

The Perkins Historic Merchants District Association is proud to present their Summer Fundraiser Food Festival, “Eat for the Arts,” benefiting the Community Fund for the Arts. Join me on Thursday, June 16, 2011 from 6-9 pm, customers can “hop” along Perkins Road by the Overpass, from S. Acadian Thruway until Kalurah St, and taste food and drinks from over 20 of Baton Rouge’s best restaurants and merchants! Live Dance, Music, and Art performances from Baton Rouge’s premier arts organizations will also line the road, for a fun, festival atmosphere. Free Park and Ride is available at The Foyer/Juban’s Restaurant parking lot. Pre-sale tickets are available for $30 at; Tickets are $35 at the door.

The Community Fund for the Arts is a united fundraising campaign that provides operational support to 14 arts organizations in Baton Rouge. The CFA, led by a Campaign Cabinet of business and community leaders, helps keep dancers on their toes, actors strutting across the stage, and the citizens of the Capital City immersed in culture. CFA member organizations include: Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge,Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre, Baton Rouge Gallery, Baton Rouge Little Theater, Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra, The DeBose Foundation, Foundation for Historical Louisiana, Friends of Magnolia Mound,Louisiana Art & Science Museum, Louisiana Sinfonietta, Of Moving Colors Productions, Swine Palace, Playmakers of Baton Rouge, and WRKF.

Participating “Eat for the Arts” merchants include: Cangelosi Dance Project, Chelsea’s Café, Coyote Moon, Denim Library, DiGiulio Brothers Italian Restaurant, Duvic’s Martini Bar, Enoteca Marcello Wine Bar & Café@ Noelie Harmon, Gourmet Girls @ Stella Boutique, Himalaya’s @ Perkins Road Parlour, Ivar’s Sports Bar & Grill, Jimmy John’s, Juban’s @ The Foyer, Kleinpeter’s Dairy @ Cottonwood Books, Louisiana Culinary Institute @ The Royal Standard, Maxwell’s Market, Mestizo @ Loft 3H Boutique, Monjuni’s (of Highland Rd) @ Beehive Salon, Perkins Computer Center, Pinetta’s European Restaurant, Rock-n-Sake, Schlittz and Giggles, Tin Roof Brewery/Mockler Beverage, and Whole Foods.

The event is co-sponsored by Whole Foods, WAFB, Downtown Duplicating, Kleinpeter Dairy, Tin Roof Brewery/Mockler Beverage, Raising Cane’s, Town Favorites, House and Home, and Lamar.

For more information, visit or call (225) 293-1264

The Perkins Historic Merchants District Association is a group of business owners, community leaders, artists, musicians, restaurateurs, and home-grown Baton Rougeans that make up the vibrant community on Perkins Road by the Overpass. We collaborate with each other to bring focus to this diverse and charming area of the capitol city and to celebrate and foster a spirit that is uniquely ours, and uniquely Louisiana’s, at its best. We are where modern meets mom-and-pop; where big-city glam meets small-town heritage. Come see what you’ve been missing at the Perkins Historic Merchants District—where modern history unfolds.

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