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Get great deals on original art, including paintings, pottery, glass, furniture, photography, jewelry and textiles from about 50 artists from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 20, at the Bywater Art Market (Markey Park, 700 block of Piety Street, between Royal and Dauphine streets, 944-7900;, sponsored by the New Orleans Conservation Guild. In addition to artwork, visitors can enjoy food from Bywater BarBQ, artist demonstrations and live music.

Live Art Studio (4207 Dumaine St., 484-7245) is having a grand reopening party from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, May 20. The Mid-City salon and spa offers hair services and massage, custom-blending of aromatherapies and product lines that include Roger & Gallet, Alterna Professional Haircare, bath and body products and Live Art aromatherapy.

New Orleans Fine Rugs (6117 Magazine St., 899-1595) introduces a new line of handwoven cotton rugs made in Guatemala with designs inspired by old American hooked rugs.

New selections of fleur de lis-scented candles, bar glasses, gifts and home dŽcor have just arrived at Serenity Day Spa and Gifts (110 Metairie Heights Ave., Metairie, 281-4905). Purchase any two fleur de lis or Thymes candles during May and receive a free candle snuffer.

Check out the new shipment of exotic gifts available at Silk Road Collection (3714 Magazine St., 894-8540; Offerings include jewelry for men and women, bronze and marble Buddhas, antique porcelain, Fu dogs, cloisonnŽ, silk, jade, snuff bottles, and Chinese furniture ranging from 100 to 300 years old.

Send information about trunk shows, new product lines, sales and in-store events to Kandace Graves at, call 483-3105, or fax 483-3116. Information should be received 10 days prior to publication.

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