The Downtown Gallery Crawl will celebrate 10 years this Thursday night in Monroe and West Monroe.  The crawl features art, music, food and fun. 

The event will happen at nine downtown art galleries that will host special exhibitions from local artist.  The crawl runs from 5-9 p.m. and will happen rain or shine. Original art will be for sale and many artist will be on hand to answer questions about their work. 

Music and Moonlight in the Gardens

Jul 18, 2017

Thursday July 20th, the Biedenharn Museum and Gardens will be holding it's annual summer event, Moonlight in the Gardens. July's Moonlight will feature Jazz, the Bible Museum, the Coke Museum and Store, a look into the gardens, and the always popular Coke Floats. Moonlight will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Ralph Calhoun, director of the museum, shares that, "Guest get the opportunity to see the gardens, literally, in a different light." Moonlight in the Gardens is one of the only opportunities visitors have to see the gardens at night.

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Three men have been arrested in a counterfeit art scheme that stole about $400,000 from unsuspecting buyers world-wide who believed they were getting limited edition prints signed by British artist Damien Hirst.

Manhattan prosecutors on Monday announced the indictment of 52-year-old Vincent Lopreto, of New Orleans, 34-year-old Marco Saverino, of Cottonwood, Arizona and 50-year-old Paul Motta, of Sedona, Arizona on grand larceny and scheme to defraud charges.

Information on their lawyers wasn't immediately available.

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KEDM is hosted its first Coffee Conversations at CC's Coffee House in Monroe on Friday, May 5th from 6 to 9 a.m. It was a  chance to see and meet KEDM staff and personalities, and hear interviews with local newsmakers. 

Masur Museum  Executive Director Evie Stewart and Curator of Collections and Exhibitions Ben Hickey joined Jay for a discussion about recent fire damage to the permanent collection at the Masur, the ramifications of the damage, and the plans for recovery and restoration.  

Celebrating Art on the Bayou

May 3, 2017

Sunday, May 7th, the Northeast Louisiana Arts Council is holding its twentieth annual Blend of the Bayou fundraiser. This event will be held at the home of Dr. Walter and Sue Sartor at 2110 Island Drive from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Maker Month Showcases Creative Spirit

Apr 24, 2017

Louisiana Tech's Innovation Enterprise is currently in the season of Maker Month, a three month time period during Tech's Spring Quarter where students showcase accomplishments of the year. 

"Off the Wall" Fundraiser features Art Auction

Mar 30, 2017

Friday, April 7th, the Masur Museum of Art is holding its 8th annual Off the Wall fundraiser from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Off the Wall is the museum's biggest fundraiser of the year. 

Proceeds from Off the Wall, named for its intent to get artwork in the silent auction 'off the walls',  go to support the exhibitions and educations programs held at the Masur Museum of Art. This event will include live music by Arthur Stewart and Jesse Grinter, food provided by Chef Pat Nolan, along with a silent art auction and the popular Bon Voyage Raffle.

Artistry Shines at ULM Art Crawl

Mar 2, 2017
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Thursday, March 9th the University of Louisiana Monroe will be holding its fourth annual Student Art Crawl. The art crawl will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and is free to the public.

The crawl will be held at various spots across campus. Bry Hall will be featuring the 24th annual Junior and Senior High School Art competition, and Walker Hall will feature art from art majors and faculty on campus. Participants will also get to see students working on art in their private studios in Stubbs Hall along with art in the Sculpture Garden on campus. 

Art Sale Shows University Talent

Nov 23, 2016
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The University of Louisiana at Monroe is hosting their annual Student and Alumni Art Sale this coming Monday, November 28th to Friday, December 2nd. The sale will take place at the Bry Gallery on campus from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day.

The Student and Alumni Art Sale will feature work from students, faculty, and ULM alums. Fifteen percent of the proceeds from this event will go to the Kappa Pi Delta Alpha art fraternity to help fund their events and art exhibits. The remainder of the money goes to the artist which allows for the continuation of their work.

Remembering Phoebe, Honoring Her Art

Nov 10, 2016
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Phoebe Mathys was an artist with the Ouachita River Art Gallery and an educator at Louisiana Tech University. Thursday, November 17th from 6 to 8 p.m., the Ouachita River Art Gallery invites artists and friends to join them in honoring her life. 

Phoebe Mathys helped the Ouachita River Art Gallery gain credibility because of her art. The gallery will show  a private collection of Phoebe's art. Lisa Spann and Rod Allen Payne will be performing music, and the event includes refreshments.