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Northeast Louisiana Arts Council Celebrates Local Food and Film

Danielle Kelley Tolbird
Blend of the Bayou is a silent art auction.

The 21st Annual Blend of the Bayou is Sunday, May 6 from 5-7 p.m. The event features local food, drinks, and art in a silent auction style party. The Northeast Louisiana Arts Council is also hosting the Northeast Louisiana Summer Film Series at Flying Tiger Brewery every 3rd Wednesday.

Blend of the Bayou is a Sunday afternoon silent auction. Patrons gather on the bayou and enjoy food, drinks, and art. There is local art from 15 artists available for purchase in the silent auction. The LA Jazz Quartet is playing live music. Over 25 local professional and home chefs, known as "The Men Who Cook," are providing food. Several vendors, including five home brewers, have samples of their unique drinks.

Blend of the Bayou is hosted along the bayou and features food, art, and live music.

Proceeds raised go towards supporting NLAC and the artists who participate in the silent auction. Blend of the Bayou is Sunday, May 6 from 5-7 p.m. at 2110 Island Drive Monroe, LA 71201. More information is available here.

Every third Wednesday this summer at 7:30 p.m. at the Flying Tiger Brewery, NLAC is hosting the Northeast Louisiana Summer Film Series. Each of the films showing in the series are related to the culture and history of Louisiana. "We've got great connections across the state, and they were able to get us different titles and filmmakers," says Barry Stevens, the Executive Director of the Northeast Louisiana Arts Council.

The first film is Heart of a Tiger, which is showing May 16. The film tells the story of World War II Flying Tiger pilot Glen Beneda after he is shot down behind enemy lines and found by foreign farmers. The trailer is available here.
More information about the Northeast Louisiana Summer Film Series is available here.