This time of any other year, the streets of downtown Houma are filled with parades, marching bands and other revelry.
This year it is much quieter, as the Carnival season has been a casualty of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, but local artists and businesses have come together to bring a little bit of Mardi Gras cheer to downtown Houma.
While parades will not roll for Mardi Gras, what would ordinarily be part of the parade route will now host Arsty Gras, sponsored by the Bayou Regional Arts Council.
“Seeing all the news about the house floats and Yardi Gras,” said council Executive Director Roth. “Well, we were like why don’t we do something like Artsy Gras.”
Roth said he reached out to businesses downtown to see who wanted to participate, and many were receptive and on board. Businesses participating in Artsy Gras include Le Petit Theatre, Downtown Jeaux, Linsi…