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brown bag concert series

Brown Bag Concert Series

The Arts Council of Northeast Louisiana will once again host its free Brown Bag Lunch Concert Series at noon on Wednesdays this October at Anna Gray Noe Park in downtown Monroe. The public is invited to pack a picnic lunch or buy lunch from The Cookout food truck.

The lineup includes Mason Granade, Josh Madden, The Lady & The Trouble, The Waterboys, and The Oden Family.

Click here for the fall Brown Bag Concert Series details.

edgar allan poe-try

Edgar Allan Poe-try Night

The Northeast Louisiana Arts Council and the Ouachita Parish Public Library invite all literary arts fans to Edgar Allan Poe-try Night from 5:30-7 p.m. November 1 at Miss Kay’s Sweets & Eats.

During the festivities, guests will listen to dramatic readings of Poe’s best work, and will mix and mingle with local poets, authors, and literary artists. November 1 is National Authors’ Day, and local authors will have their own work on display in the coffee shop.

Edgar Allan Poe-try Night is free to attend, and Miss Kay’s will be selling coffee and baked goods. All local authors wishing to participate in the evening may contact Jade Wheeler at jwheeler@oplib.org.

black bayou paint out

Black Bayou Paint Out

The Northeast Louisiana Arts Council invites all professional and amateur artists to paint outside at Black Bayou Lake National Wildlife Refuge from dawn to dusk on November 3, 2018.

Anyone who enjoys painting outdoors – no matter their age, background, or artist level – is encouraged to participate. There is no fee to participate. The Refuge will also present an artists’ reception at its visitor center from 4:30-6:30 p.m. November 8 to display the artwork created on Black Bayou Paint Out day. Both Paint Out day and its reception the following week are free and open to the public.

Herons on the Bayou

We are thrilled to announce the largest, most widespread public art project to hit Ouachita Parish!

This project will revolve around unique sculptures that will stand 6-7 feet tall and act as beacons throughout our community. Memphis has Tigers, New Orleans has Bead Dogs and Street Cars, and Slidell has Pelicans. Our sculpture will be a Heron, inspired by the Blue Heron that can be found in this area.

We are asking our community to help make this project a reality by becoming sponsors for the Herons. Read more about how to have a heron in front of your business.

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