Incredible hats, drool worthy dresses, suits, bowties, awesome shoes, mint juleps...here in Shreveport, LA when we hear these words together, our minds go straight to R. W. Norton Art Gallery's amazing annual event, DERBY DAY :) For the last two years for the Kentucky Derby, Norton's opens their gates and invites everyone out to enjoy the lawn, play dress up, drink, mingle, and of course, watch the race. For this photographer...it's heaven! The colors, the fashion, the fun guests, etc. I mean come on! Could I ask for more!? Vendors like Great Raft Brewery, Rebirth Brass Band, Rhino Coffee, Wine Country Bistro and Bottle Shop, Buttercups Cupcakes, Kings Hardware, and little ol' me provide great live music, booze, food, desserts, decorations, photos, and much more before the race. You don't want to miss this event next year so make sure to get your tickets as soon as they go on sale!