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Downtown Gallery Crawl Connects People with Art

Bill Ayres
The Downtown Arts Alliance
The Downtown Gallery Crawl opens art galleries to the public.

The Downtown Gallery Crawl connects the community with local artists and their work. The crawl returns Thursday, April 7. Eight galleries in Downtown Monroe and West Monroe open the doors to the public to enjoy works by many prominent artist. Food and live music from Code Blue and the Flatliners round out the evening.

"After what our community has been through we are just really excited just to get out and host an absolutely free event for both cities to enjoy," says Downtown Arts Alliance President Kelsea McCrary.

One of this crawl's highlights is a special "one-night-only" exhibit by Caroline Youngblood at the Palace Gallery before the body of work moves to Lafayette to be displayed. The Upstairs Gallery hosts a joint exhibition of mixed-media paintings and metal sculpture entitled "An Evocative Juxtaposition."

The River Gallery is the state's oldest and largest artistic cooperative, and features works by 30 different artist. The nearby RUMO's Gallery hosts an exhibit by up and coming artist Katie Minyard.

For more information about the Downtown Gallery Crawl visit their website or Facebook page

Kirby Rambin is a natural entertainer, having played violin since the age of 9 and performing publicly since he was just 12. As a teen, he performed with the Monroe Youth Symphony and the Louisiana All-State Orchestra.
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