Starr Homeplace is hosting their monthly Community Day this Saturday, September 14th in Oakridge, LA. The Community Day will feature classes with local artists and farmers including poets, oil painters, and corn grinders. The event will begin at 8 a.m. that Saturday morning and last throughout the day. Starr Homeplace is located on 5317 Highway 133 N, Oak Ridge, LA 71264, just north of Rayville.

Herons On The Bayou Statues Join ULM Landscape

Aug 8, 2019
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The University of Louisiana Monroe landscape will soon have two custom-painted heron statues as part of the local Herons on the Bayou public art project. One has already been installed.

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The Schepis Museum has a summer full of exciting events. 

Starr Homeplace is Looking for Volunteers

Jun 10, 2019 / Starr Homeplace

Starr Homeplace is in need of volunteers for its creative community. 

Starr Homeplace is a Heritage and Creative Center in Oak Ridge, Louisiana. According to the director, Joe Rolfe, the complex has 19 buildings that house wood lathes and milling machines, a printing press, metal shops, quilting and loom rooms, a sheet metal shop and much more.

Summer Camp Season at ULM

May 23, 2019


The University of Louisiana at Monroe is prepping to start their non credit programs and camps for the summer! There are many camps being offered with topics ranging from music and arts all the way to athletics. The first camp of the summer begins on June 3rd and the last camp of the summer is on August 13th. There will be some age restrictions on specific camps, but the University has tried to incorporate camps for children of all ages. 


'Tis the Season for Downtown Gallery Crawl

Nov 30, 2017

The Downtown Gallery Crawl will continue celebrating its 10th anniversary Thursday, December 7, with its December Gallery Crawl. The Crawl will be from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. across Downtown Monroe and West Monroe.

ULM Holds Holiday Art Sale

Nov 30, 2017

The annual Holiday Art Sale on campus at the University of Louisiana Monroe will be taking place December 4-8. The sale will be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The Holiday Art Sale will feature work from students and faculty at the university. There will be all sorts of artworks and styles displayed such as paintings, photography, prints, sculptures, pottery, and even candles and soaps. Brooke Foy, art professor at ULM, encourages guest to plan to come early in the week. She shares,   "After Wednesday a lot of the great Christmas presents will have been grabbed." 

And Then There Were None

Oct 24, 2017

Strauss Youth Academy for the Arts is preparing for its opening night of the Agatha Christie best seller, And Then There Were None. The show will open to the public Saturday, October 28, at 7 p.m. and will be shown again Sunday, October 29, at 3 p.m. and the following weekend Saturday, November 4, at 2 p.m. and Sunday, November 5, at 3 p.m.

Film Series Praises Music in Movies

Oct 23, 2017

Thursday night at 7 p.m., the North Central Louisiana Arts Council (NCLAC) will be presenting the independent film Score: A Film Music Documentary at the Dixie Center for the Arts in downtown Ruston. This film is part of the Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Films. 

Standing Out with Light and Sound

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The Monroe Symphony Orchestra's new season is opening with a Symphony in Lights. This combination of light and sound will be held Saturday, October 21, at 7 p.m. in the West Monroe High School Auditorium.