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Past Events

2019 CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Avoyelles Arts and Music Festival (4th of July)

 

festival

The Annual Avoyelles Arts & Music Festival held Downtown Marksville encompasses live bands, Arts, Craft and Food Vendors, Activities for Kids, Car Show, and more! Enjoy Summer Family Fun!

Summer Arts Camp
Art

Every summer, the Avoyelles Arts Council branches out to towns and villages throughout the parish to carry out our mission of inspiring, nurturing, and positively impacting our youth through a series of interactive arts workshops.

Arts in the Rafters Exhibition / Membership Drive
Crowded people

An annual red carpet event. ENJOY A MAGICAL EVENING CELEBRATING LOCAL AND REGIONAL ARTISTS AT OUR SIGNATURE EXHIBIT AND MEMBERSHIP DRIVE!
Admission includes a year membership to the Arts Council, complimentary wine and passed hors d’oeuvres! Don’t miss the signature social event of the fall while supporting the LOCAL ARTS!

Harvey and the Rabbit Drug Free and Anti-Bullying Program for Elementary Schools in the Parish

(Book Character Day)

Two person with stuff toys

The program features Harvey, a talking rabbit and his friends. Through ventriloquism, music, magic, comedy, and audience participation, the actors will introduce the students to different building blocks of character. They encourage students to show good character, positive behavior, be drug-free, and say no to bullying.

American Cancer Society Relay for Life T-shirt Design Contest

*Attention Avoyelles Parish High School Students*

T-shirt design concept

Show off your creativity and help us design our yearly Avoyelles Relay for a Life Survivors T-shirt! You must incorporate the yearly theme name and that we are celebrating a Relay for a Life in Avoyelles Parish! The winner will receive $150! This activity generally takes place in March.

Annual Halloween on the Courthouse Square
Silhouette halloween concept

Join us for HALLOWEEN ON THE COURTHOUSE SQUARE as we team up with the City of Marksville, Marksville Chamber of Commerce, and the City of Marksville Fire Department to bring you a safe and fun trick or treating event for our youth!

Poppin’ with the Arts Council of Avoyelles
People smiling

Pop Up Restaurant – A famous chef creates a several course meal with beverage pairings and offers a “pop-up” style restaurant at a beautiful home in our Parish. Past chefs have been students from the Chef John Folse Culinary Institute, locals chefs like Trent Bonnette and John Ed Laborde

Atrium Christmas Tree Decorating
Christmas trees

Visit our atrium Christmas tree display so beautifully decorated by our wonderful Avoyelles nonprofit organizations!

Painting with Santa
Kids painting

In December, young artists from around Avoyelles Parish gather at Mansura LSU Ag Center for PAINT and PAJAMAS! Each artist paints a design, enjoys hot chocolate & cookies, and visits with the man of the season himself – Santa Claus!

Monthly Gallery Exhibits
Paintings

Join us each month for a featured artist in our art gallery located on the Courthouse Square.