Ali Owens

Lagniappe Producer

Originally from West Monroe, Ali Owens is a Senior Communications major with a concentration in Public Relations at the University of Louisiana Monroe. She intends to graduate in the Spring of 2019 and go on to pursue a degree in Arts Administration.

 

Ali is very involved in music at ULM as a member of the Concert and Chamber choirs. She has appeared in several ULM Theatre productions, including Pirates of Penzance and Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. She has also performed at Strauss Youth Academy for the Arts and West Monroe High School.

 

In her free time, Ali enjoys live music, painting, and spending time with her friends.

Ways to Connect

Sarah Hoffman / Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana

CenturyLink is matching donations through their website to the Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana until 10 p.m. Friday, June 15 as part of the CenturyLink Campaign to Fight Hunger.

During the summer months, growing food costs hit low-income families with children hard. During the school year, kids receive breakfast and lunch at their schools. When summer hits, these meals have to be made up for at home, which can often be difficult for some families.

Emerald McIntyre / Downtown Arts Alliance

The Downtown Gallery Crawl is wrapping up the 10th-anniversary celebrations Thursday, June 7 from 5-9 p.m. The crawl features special festivities at all nine galleries and outside to honor the past decade of local art.

City of Grambling Juneteenth Heritage Festival / https://tinyurl.com/ydx2smyh

The Juneteenth Heritage Festival is June 8-19 in the City of Grambling. The week-long celebration commemorates the end of slavery in the South.

The Juneteenth Heritage Festival was formed after a group of people including "felt the need that as an African-American community, we should always remember what our ancestors went through as enslaved Africans," according to Vickie Jackson, Chairman of the Juneteenth Heritage Festival and PR Chairman of the City of Grambling.

Roe City Rollers / https://tinyurl.com/y8z2a8ne

Ever wanted to participate in the traditional Spanish Running of the Bulls? "Bulls in the Streets" is a safer alternative in Downtown Monroe. The joint fundraiser for the Chennault Aviation and Military Museum and Roe City Rollers is Saturday, June 9 at the Flying Tiger Brewery.

Dennis S. Hurd / https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/

Summer is finally here, and it's the perfect time to pick up a good book. The Monroe Symphony League is hosting a book sale Saturday and Sunday, June 2-3 and Friday and Saturday, June 8-9 in the MSL Book Room.

Jenny Burnham / Masur Museum of the Arts

Masur Museum of Art is inspiring young artists to create and build their skills. The museum is hosting one-day art camps in June and July for ages 5-12. 

"Adventures in Art" is a camp for ages 5-8 which teaches drawing and design skills. Artist Jenny Burnham is leading the camp and guiding campers as they use sculpture, painting, and printmaking to create works of art to take home at the end of the day. The camp is June 4.

Mel Mobley / New Music on the Bayou

New Music on the Bayou Festival is May 31 - June 2 in Ruston and Monroe. The concert series features both local and international composers.

Walter Allen / SYAA

Strauss Youth Academy for the Arts, or SYAA for short, is hosting its summer workshop series "Raise the Curtain!" during the summer of 2018.

Ars Electronica / https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/

ULM is offering fun and educational summer camps for kids and teenagers June 11-August 3. The camps are part of the Continuing Education program at ULM.

"Continuing Education gives ULM the opportunity to reach out and work with the community on courses to 'continue education,'" says Ida Gaines, the coordinator of non-credit programs. In addition to youth summer camps and activities, the Division of Continuing Education works to provide life-long learning opportunities. 

Run for the Red, White, and Blue, a fundraiser held annually for the Chennault Aviation and Military Museum, is May 26.

Food, music, and activities are available for the whole family. Tours of the Museum will take place during and after the 5k and 1k events. You can also participate in the Red, White, & Blue Memorial Balloon Release.

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