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Ann Madden and Sandy Maggio | Mapping a Modern MS

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Ann Madden and Sandy Maggio are the owners of Smith and Lens in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. Smith and Lens is a city favorite, but Ann and Sandy have done more than just a run a business. Their contribution to Second Saturday, a Bay St. Louis tradition, is Frieda Fest. An annual event happening every July, Frieda Fest shows the modernity of Bay St. Louis.

“We wanted a place where people felt welcome, and there are so many creatives. And we have many friends who are business-women right here, and we just collaborate with each other. Turning an event that’s already happening, like Second Saturday, amping it up a bit…Everybody’s game.”-Ann

This interview is part of the Museum’s Mapping a Modern Mississippi Initiative.