The Highland Road Merchants Association will sponsor Highland Nights, a group open house and art hop, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday.

The event will feature local artists at each participating merchant, along with food, music and shopping.

More than 20 merchants on Highland Road will open their places of business for this event. A shuttle will be available to ferry guests from business to business during the evening.

Participating merchants are Aesthetic Dentistry Group, Butterfly Pediatrics, Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra, Core Pilates, Doctors Dental, FW Gallery, Friends of the Animals, Gabriella Rothschild’s, George’s Restaurant, Iberia Bank, Jenn Ocken Photographers, Lamps & Lighting, Lux Salon, Mathernes Supermarket, Max Fitness, Poise ’N Ivy, Quantum Express/Heirloom Awards, Sammy’s Grill, Sanctuary Home & Gifts, The Stockade Bed & Breakfast and Yoga Bliss.

Admission is free. For information, call (225) 769-0582 or (225) 281-7358.