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February 2020

Showcase: M Douglas Walton – The Art of the Heart

February 3 @ 10:00 am - March 28 @ 5:00 pm
Schepis Museum, 106 Main Street
Columbia, LA 71418
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Free

As a child, the artist M. Douglas Walton suffered from a speech disorder that made it impossible for him to pronounce consonants. Faced with the casual brutality that only other children can inflict upon a “different” child, Walton sought safety in silence; he did not speak for fourteen years. “I had no friends, no acquaintances. In school I never went on recess,” he said—his diction still showing traces of one used to communicating in ways that don’t involve speaking. “I…

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March 2020

8th Annual St. Paddy’s Day Bicycle Parade & Festival

March 14 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Kiroli Park, 820 Kiroli Road
West Monroe, LA 71291
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Free

Join the West Monroe West Ouachita Chamber for a fantastic day at Kiroli Park! Fun for the whole family - games, live music, arts and crafts, prizes, give-a-ways, bike parade, and so much more! Presented by: Centric Federal Credit Union

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Adam & Eve Exhibit Opening & Open House

March 19 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Free

Join us Thursday, March 19 from 5-7pm for the opening of our new Adam & Eve Exhibit in the Bible Museum. Admission is free.

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Chennault After Hours Series Pt. 2

March 19 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Chennault Aviation and Military Museum, 701 Kansas Lane
Monroe, LA 71203
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Free

The Backyard Street Food & Pub presents the Chennault Museum After Hours series part 2. The Museum doors will be open late on March 19th for a showing of the documentary Some Called Them Baby Killers... We Called Them Heroes with an introduction by documentary participant and facilitator for the "Veterans Helping Veterans" PTSD Group, Frederick McHenry, BS, MS. Museum doors open at 5 PM. The film showing is 5:30-7:00 PM. Light snacks will be provided. This is a limited…

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Lunch and Learn: Rediscovering History’s Great Women Artists

March 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
west monroe/west ouachita chamber of commerce, 112 Professional Dr.
West Monroe, LA 71291 United States
$10

Bette Kauffman's presentation arose out of her doctoral dissertation research. Her presentation will introduce women artists in history that we might not--but should--know about, and she will discuss how social identity might--and might not--influence the art women and men produce. $10 to attend Free to arts council members

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April 2020

Vision 2020: A Garden Club of America Zone IX Flower Show

April 16 @ 2:00 pm
Vantage Tower, 130 DeSiard Street
Monroe, 71201
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Free

The Monroe Garden Study League, member of The Garden Club of America is hosting a GCA flower show, Vision 2020 at Vantage Tower in historic Downtown Monroe. The flower show will feature Floral Design, Horticulture, Photography, Botanical Arts, and Conservation exhibits that celebrate visionaries of the past and present with a look toward our future. The flower show will be open to the public free of charge from 2 pm-6 pm April 16 and will be located in the lobby…

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May 2020

Blend of the Bayou 2020

May 3 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
2110 Island Drive, 2110 Island Drive
Monroe, LA 71201 United States
$55

The Arts Council of Northeast Louisiana presents its 23nd annual Blend of the Bayou May 3, 2020 on 2110 Island Drive, Monroe. The block party over the bayou will feature local men who cook and pour in addition to area artists. Ticket proceeds and a portion of silent auction profits benefit the Arts Council of Northeast Louisiana and its programs and services. The popular event features a wide array of delicious food and beverages prepared and served by prominent area…

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October 2020

65th Annual Art and Folk Festival

October 10 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Columbia Main Street, 106 Main Street
Columbia, LA 71418
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$5

Back for its 65th year the Louisiana Art and Folk Festival welcomes everyone to experience regional art, folklife demonstrations, great live music, amazing food, and so much more! Join us October 10th from 10am – 4pm in historic Columbia, Louisiana as Main Street transforms into the oldest Art and Folk Festival in the State! Live music great showcases of art and folklife, fantastic vendors and more! Fantastic fun for the whole family awaits you at this year’s festival including kids…

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