Improving Our Community Through Arts Education, Resources and Educational Events
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The Arts Council of Avoyelles has been dedicated to bringing quality arts and music programming to Avoyelles Parish for over 40 years. We strive to entertain, educate, inform, and inspire!

Our fiscal year for the Arts Council begins with our Avoyelles Arts and Music Festival (AAMF) on July 4 of each year in downtown Marksville, Louisiana. The inaugural AAMF was July 4, 2012. With over 22,000 people of all ages in attendance each year, the event includes headline musicians from the State of Louisiana.

The Avoyelles Arts and Music Festival is a great event that has brought the arts council to a higher level with larger visibility, greater corporate support, and enthusiasm, not just in Avoyelles Parish but in the entire Central Louisiana region as well.

We host several reoccurring events throughout the year. Please check out the events list and calendar for all of our upcoming events.

Board of Directors


Allison Ravare-Augustine


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  • profileWilbert Carmouche
  • profileAloysia Ducote
  • profileLeah Moreau Morace
  • profileConnie Gonzales
  • profileCorey Scott Mayeux
  • profileRonny Green
  • profileDonny Gagnard
  • profileApril Bernard
  • profileMelissa Goudeau
  • profileSondra Andes
  • profileJason Denais
  • profileJohn Stassi III
  • profileEmily Knoll
  • profileGwen LacombeExecutive Director of Gallery