Mobile Workshops

All tours meet for departure in the Hilton hotel lobby.


MW #1 Government St. Revitalization

Date:  Wednesday afternoon, 1/21/15
1:30 pm – 4:00 pm  2.5 hour tour 
Maximum: 20

Tour a historic Baton Rouge artery, scheduled for a road diet in the near future. Visit the former Entergy (a.k.a. Gulf States Utilities) site, soon to be transformed into a mixed-use development by the East Baton Rouge Redevelopment Authority, and see the Model Block project, which is turning a blighted block into a shining example of what Government Street should be. Ride a CATS trolley for the tour and end with a drink at Radio Bar.



MW #2 Port of Greater Baton Rouge

Date:  Thursday morning, 1/22/15 
9:30 – 12:00 pm    2.5 hour tour
Maximum: 25

Learn the history of the farthest inland deep-water port on the Mississippi River, and see it in action. Visitors will gain a better understanding of the port's role in the nation's transportation network on a tour guided by Director of Public Affiars Karen St. Cyr. A tour of the Port Allen Locks are also included.   Partially outdoors; comfortable clothing and flat shoes are recommended. Government-issued photo ID is required. 



MW #3 Downtown Walking Tour 

Date:  Thursday morning, 1/22/15 
10:00 am – 12:00 pm    2 hour tour
Maximum: 25
Weather Permitting - In the event of rain, Mr. Rhorer will present a slideshow at the nearby DDD offices. The event will not be canceled.

Hear about the history and future of downtown Baton Rouge on a walk with Davis Rhorer, Executive Director of the Downtown Development District, which has helped galvanize over $1 billion in investment since 1987. Outdoors; comfortable clothing and flat shoes are recommended. 



MW #4 Celtic Media Centre Tour CANCELED

Date:  Thursday afternoon, 1/22/15
1:00 pm – 3:30pm     2.5 hour tour
Maximum: 25

Step aboard a CATS motor coach for a ride to the studio and then walk the production and sound studio on a tour led by Director of Studio Operations Patrick Mulhearn. This studio was developed in 2006 by the Celtic company which  purchased a shell of an abandoned music recording studio located between Airline Hwy and I-10 in Baton Rouge. This area of the Baton Rouge was experiencing economic downturn. The partially-completed building soon evolved into the O’Connor Building, the operational hub of the Media Centre that housed Stages 1 and 2. In 2008, Celtic’s first large sound stage, Stage 8, opened for business. After acquiring neighboring properties, the planned studio grew to more than 23 acres.



MW #5 Bike Tour-Public Art in Old South Baton Rouge CANCELED

Date:  Friday morning, 1/23/15
10:00 am- 12:00 pm     2 hour tour
Maximum:  15
Weather Permitting - We regret that we have canceled this mobile workshop due to predicted poor weather conditions.

Join us for an interactive bicycle tour of community inspired murals throughout Old South Baton Rouge. The Museum of Public Art is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization dedicated to the creation of community inspired murals in the Old South Baton Rouge community. See how artists from all over the globe used imagery, text, and symbolism to transform structures into beacons of hope for a community. Price includes bike rental provided by Front Yard Bikes and a community guide. Please note: Tour is weather permitting. Registrants will be transported to museum site and an abbreviated tour will be walking only if temperature is below 50 degrees F.



Event: Soirée at De La Ronde Hall

6:00 pm     Date:  Thursday, 1/22/15 

All are welcome to register for this event featuring a 3-course dinner at De La Ronde Hall catered by Ruffino's Italian Restaurant. Enjoy a Sensation Salad, followed by your entree choice of Fish Picatta, Chicken Parmesan, or Lasagna; all capped off with a White Chocolate Bread Pudding desert. How can you go wrong?
Maximum number of guests: 75

All are welcome to come and mingle with friends new and old.

$65 before Jan. 9th
$85 after Jan. 9th