Art Gumbo Market – An Asset in Ascension

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

Savvy shoppers who are looking for original art/gifts that don’t break their budgets might take a look at an event which takes place in the shaded area at the entrance of Houmas House Plantation.

The artists and friends of River Region Art Association hold an Art Gumbo Market there from 10 am till 2 pm (weather permitting) every third Saturday throughout the year and on the first three Saturdays in December. These artists offer painting, pottery, jewelry, photography and other art mediums. In addition to the shopping, Kevin Kelly, owner of Houmas House, provides visitors with a sample from the kitchen of Jeremy Langlois, the celebrated chef of Café’ Burnside and Latil’s Landing, both located on the Plantation grounds.

If you’re tempted by the bargains or by the taste treat, you won’t be disappointed. And if you want to explore the Plantation after you shop, you couldn’t find a finer destination.