The Arthur Jones band will perform at Brown’s Fine Art & Framing

Going back to the beginning: it’s the plan for Thursday’s Arts, Eats & Beats in the downtown Fondren historic district.

The Fondren Renaissance Foundation presented event, celebrating 15 years, will honor its original format of gallery and specialty store hopping versus a sprawled out, “in the streets” based event. Some locations will have music and food and beverage tastings while all will offer some type of special event.

The evening also features an art opening at The Cedars (4145 Old Canton Road), entitled “The Works of Spring 2015.” The show features the works of Tammy Cook, Cleta Ellington, Dyann Gunter and Pickenpaugh Pottery. The reception is from 5-8pm and is free.

The following is a list of scheduled activities (subject to change):

– Blaylock Fine Art Photography and James Patterson Photography — special showing of recent works

– Blithe & Vine — “Early Bird” start to our famous Memorial Day Sale

– Brown’s Fine Art & Framing — featuring “Remembering Andrew Bucci” a special showing of his works from the 1940’s until a month prior to his passing in November 2014 — food by Cosmopolitan Café and Catering by Macy — music by Arthur Jones Trio

– The Cedars — opening reception for Tammy Oliver Cook, Cleta Ellington, Dyann Gunter and Pickenpaugh Pottery — front porch tunes featuring Bryan Ledford and Friends

– CUPS — art show featuring Jason Turner — grab a latte or cappuccino with friends on the patio

– Custom Optical — 20% off discount during event — featuring Earl Bell on guitar and hors d’oeuvres from Ken Crotwell

– D’ Tangled — opening of new gift gallery — facepainting for kids — music by Salsa MS — hors d’oeuvres by Broad Street Catering

– Fair Trade Green — free incense with purchase throughout evening — serving Rainbow Co-op’s famous hummus and chips — open until 7pm

– Fondren Art Gallery — tba

– Fondren Cellars — areas most extensive collection of wine and liquor — featuring evening specials and discounts during the event

– Fondren Guitars — live music on the outdoor stage — check out inside full of new and vintage guitars, amps, straps, lessons and more

– Fondren Hair Studio — tba

– Fondren Muse — designer consignment clothing and accessory display located inside Interiors Market

– GLO/Anthony Ritter Designs — new furniture arrivals and latest accessory trends — enjoy a special cocktail and hors d’oeuvres with our in-store designers and staff

– Hops and Habanas — 12 craft beers on tap to enjoy on the front courtyard — watch our social media for the opening of the “Cabana” out back in early summer

– Interiors Market — door prizes and special discounts throughout the market during the event — hors d’oeuvres from Cool Water Catering

– Joan Hawkins Art and Interiors — new interior offerings amidst a special showing of new original works by talented MS connected artists Marcie Fyke Baria of 4Cast Designs and Ryan Wagner of Foundry 43 Creative Studio — visit with our designers and sample our “ginger lily” cocktail and sweet treats from CAET, Saltine and Babalu

– McDade’s — pop up Art Show with works by Scott Sorenson — serving hors d’ oeuvres inside featuring McDade’s famous pimento cheese

– MOSAIC /Courtney Peters Design — new furniture and accessory collections featured — just back from market

– Nancy Price Interiors — giant TENT SALE featuring showroom samples and discontinued items — up to 75% off — sale begins at 11 and continues through night event — enjoy our famous Bellini bar with our in house designers

– Orange Peel — “Bingo Sale” with in-store merchandise —refreshments — music and afternoon tunes next door

– PAINT — in house demonstrations with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint — hors d’oeuvres by Zeek’z

– Pop Culture Pops – in front of The Capri

– Salsa MS — dance demos with the latest hot moves — food by Aladdin Mediterranean Grill

– SMoak Salon — the latest hair trends — featuring “Bombshell” makeovers and blowouts

– Sneaky Beans — Front Porch Party featuring “The Paper Clip Scientists” and taps from Cap City

– Studio 34 Hair Salon — hair styling and 15% off Design Essentials Product line

– Swell-O-Phonic/Soma Wilai/Studio Chane — in store specials — stop by for details and to see the latest hot trends

– The Paper Place — Special sale on discontinued china and crystal patterns during event — hors d’oeuvres and door prizes throughout evening — new items arriving daily

– Treehouse — debuting new collections for summer

Downtown Fondren historic district restaurants include:

Sal & Mookie’s – Que Será Será – Café Olé – Lenny’s Sub Shop – Rooster’s – La Brioche Patisserie – Basil’s – Sneaky Beans – Walker’s Drive-In – Campbell’s Bakery – The Pig & Pint – CAET – Saltine Oyster Bar – Brent’s Soda Fountain – The Apothecary at Brent’s – Market Bites/Coolwater Cafe (serving bites inside Interiors Market) – Babalu Tacos & Tapas – Quizno’s Subs – Cosmopolitan Café (serving bites inside Brown’s Fine Art & Framing) – Surin of Thailand – Aladdin Mediterranean Grill – High Noon Café – Fondren Public – Cups Espresso Café