RUPAR is the acronym for Rural Underserved Presenters and Representatives. RUPAR is our regional presenting consortia and the only one of its kind in Louisiana and the Southeast United States. The consortia is comprised of the ten outlying parishes in Region 8. Representatives of the arts/arts interest organizations in those ten parishes use block-booking to present local, state, national, and international artists in small, rural venues. Joining the ten Region 8 parishes in this block-booking arrangement are the Lincoln Parish Library (Region 7) and Concordia Parish Library (Region 6). The Monroe Symphony Orchestra has on occasion joined in a block-book to present an artist with the Symphony. Other presenters in Louisiana and surrounding states have taken advantage of the block-booking.
PAST ARTISTS: MANDY HARVEY, MASTERS OF SOUL, HALLIE LOREN, WILLIAM FLORIAN, CAESAR, TANYA STAMBUK, ALISON BROWN QUARTET, ALL AMERICAN BOYS CHORUS, JOE TRIO, AHN TRIO, WOOD & STRINGS PUPPET THEATER, ROBIN SPIELBERG, MARK NIZER, TROUT FISHING IN AMERICA, MOLASSES CREEK, EMIL PANDOLFI, AND MANY MORE!
LOCAL ARTS ORGANIZATIONS
Union Arts Council supports the arts, showcases artists, and encourages creativity... "here in our home place".