May 24 Tuesday
The Northeast Louisiana Delta African American Heritage Museum is planning an art festival for the 2022 Juneteenth celebration. The theme is "Juneteenth 2022: Free and Empowered." The festival's focus will be on the region's young and not so young, lesser known and unknown artists.
Lesser-known artists should enter their work to be considered. There are four categories for entry: Elementary, Junior High, High School, and Adult. All submissions must be received by Friday, May 27, 2022, at 4 p.m. at 1051 Chennault Park Drive, Monroe, LA to be elegible.
If selected, participant's artwork will be displayed at the museum from June 1-30, 2022, regardless of whether the artist places or not. The public will be able to view the submissions during normal museum hours. Awards will be given in all categories.
The public will determine winners of the public choice awards by a vote through ballots purchased for $1 each (one vote per ballot). Registration forms are available at the museum.
May 25 Wednesday
Brown Bag Lunch Concerts are held every Wednesday in May from noon to 1 p.m. at the Pavilion at Seventh Square in West Monroe, located directly behind the West Monroe Farmer’s Market. The West Monroe Brown Bag Lunch Concert Series is presented by WMWO Chamber of Commerce and the City of West Monroe.
The May 4 concert features Julianne Post. May 11 features Jordan Sheppard, May 18 is performed by Clara McBroom, and May 25 features Josh Love.
The concerts are free to the general public. Bagged lunches are available for purchase on site, and are sold on a first come, first served basis. Attendees may also bring a brown bag lunch while they enjoy various musical performances. Chairs and complimentary beverages and desserts will be provided by the sponsors.
May 27 Friday
Downtown West Monroe features live music with local food trucks.
Northeast Delta Human Services Authority (NEDHSA) and Candy Studio LLC present the play “Alky & Users: An Ongoing Tragedy” to educate the public about the dangers and realities of alcohol and substance abuse.
May 28 Saturday
The Run for the Red, White & Blue 5K/1K is held each Memorial Day weekend to support the Chennault Aviation & Military Museum. The event honors our active service members and veterans, and remembers those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for freedom.
The Course is flat, fast, and well surfaced. The race will begin and end at the Museum with participants passing thru the Flags of Freedom for the last quarter mile.
All race proceeds benefit the Chennault Museum. The event features free tours of the Museum during and after the 5K/1K events, as well as viewings of the planes at the Museum's new Aviation Park & Pavilion.
The West Monroe Farmer's Market opens for the season.
May 31 Tuesday
Young artists will be exposed to several art techniques including visual art, the performing arts, and writing for 2nd through 5 grade. Camp continues through Friday, June 3.
Jun 01 Wednesday
The event features extra activities, crafts and more throughout the day. The celebration ends with a Summer Family Movie in the front lot.
This year, over 40 composers have traveled to Northeast Louisiana to hear 9 concerts performed by 30 different performers from across the region and beyond in iconic spaces like Flying Tiger Brewery, Black Bayou National Wildlife Refuge and the campuses of ULM and Louisiana Tech.
At the New Music on the Bayou Summer Festival, composers and performers intersect over the course of an intense multi-day, multi-city, multi-venue series of rehearsals, presentations, and concerts. The goal is to inspire the region with new ideas about music and to inspire composers with the unique landscapes and cultural offerings of north Louisiana. The schedule is designed to create several opportunities for composers to engage with each other, the performers, and our appreciative audiences. An open rehearsal format is utilized to provide greater insight into the music of the festival. By rotating across multiple venues, we aim to bring the music to the people of the community and generate interest and attendance at the concerts and events.