Downtown Gallery Crawl celebrates its 10th Anniversary

That’s a wrap! The 10th Season of the Downtown Gallery Crawl wrapped up Thursday, and it was a success! Free to the public, this dynamic event located in downtown Monroe and West Monroe consisted of 9 stunning galleries, delicious food trucks, handmade market vendors,  and multiple live performances by talented musicians.

The Palace Gallery featured photographer Caleb Bostick’s work. Coinciding with his show was finalists’ photographs of the Monroe-West Monroe Convention & Visitors Bureau and BayouLife Magazine’s annual Photo the ‘Roe photography contest, which Bostick won last year. Best of Show winner, RJ Ojeda, will have his breath-taking photo featured as the July cover of BayouLife.

The Downtown Arts Alliance, a non-profit organization, organizes every Crawl and ensures there is “new fine art from local, regional, and national artists 6 times a year.” Its goal is to allow the arts and community in the 318 to grow and prosper, and they surely are going above and beyond.

The Downtown Gallery Crawl occurs on the first Thursday of every other month, so be sure to mark your calendars for August 2 – you won’t want to miss out! For more information about the Downtown Gallery Crawl, click here.

-Joanna Calhoun