The NoMa Arts & Entertainment District (NoMa stands for North Marr) is a 4-block area on North Marr Street that begins with The Gallery On The Square, across Marr Street from the old courthouse. Proceeding north in the same block is Marilyn’s On The Square, featuring live music and dance.
In the next block north, Bella Piazza Italian Restaurant and Bar features wonderful dining. The side of the Bella building, along Marr Street, has fun silhouettes painted on the wall, a nice place to pose for a photo. Continuing north on Marr, in the same block, Lesmeister Guesthouse offers upscale lodging in the heart of the historic district, and a little farther north, Generations offers body art.
The next block north features the wonderful Downtown Playhouse, offering live stage plays in a coffee shop atmosphere, and across Marr Street from the Playhouse, an art park offers an outside sitting area with landscaping and locally-produced art.