More than 20 Highland Road merchants will open their doors Friday for the annual Highland Nights Open House and Art Hop.

Highland Nights, sponsored by The Highland Road Merchants Association, is set from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. along Highland Road from Highland Shopping Center to Staring Lane.

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

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, Matherne’s Supermarket, Max Fitness, Poise ’N Ivy, Quantum Express/Heirloom Awards, Sammy’s Grill, Sanctuary Home & Gifts, The Stockade Bed & Breakfast and Yoga Bliss.

Giveaways and drawings are planned throughout the evening at participating merchants.

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