Arts

'Tis the Season for Downtown Gallery Crawl

Nov 30, 2017
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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
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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
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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
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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

Oct 20, 2017
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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. 

Strauss Theatre Brings Suspense and Suspicion

Oct 18, 2017
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 The Mousetrap, the famous murder mystery by Agatha Christie, is returning to the Strauss Theatre Center's stage October 27th, through November 4th.  

Experiencing Culture at the Louisiana Art and Folk Festival

Oct 12, 2017
Louisiana Art and Folk Festival

The Louisiana Art and Folk Festival is ringing in its 62nd year of culture and history Saturday, October 14th, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The festival will take place in downtown Columbia on the Ouachita River.

Gallery Crawl

Oct 4, 2017
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This Thursday, October 5th, the Downtown Gallery Crawl will be celebrating its 10th Anniversary. This month's crawl will be held 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. across Downtown Monroe and West Monroe at eight different galleries.

This crawl is set to be an exciting one, as a celebration of the gallery crawl's anniversary. Brooke Foy, with the Downtown Gallery Crawl, shares that, "We're trying each crawl to bring a little bit of something special." Some of the special thing lined up are more food trucks than ever and live music.

Ouachita Parish Libraries Present Pinocchio

Jun 26, 2017
The Hampstead Stage Company

The Ouachita Parish Public Library will be hosting the Hampstead Stage Company’s performances of Pinocchio Monday, June 26th. There will be one performance at the Ouachita Valley Branch in West Monroe at 10:30 a.m., and another performance at 2:00 p.m. at the Main Branch in Monroe. 

Strauss's Spy Thriller Takes a Turn for Comedy

Jun 5, 2017
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Friday and Saturday June 9th and 10th, and again on June 16th and 17th, Strauss Theatre Center is presenting its dinner theater, 'The 39 Steps'. This play, a spoof on an Alfred Hitchcock spy thriller, follows the journey of one man on a crazy adventure. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and the play begins at 6:30 p.m.

This fast paced play begins with a murder and then follows a fugitive from Britain to Scotland. There will be iconic scenes, spies, chases, and escapes in this comedy. One of the notable parts of the dinner theater will be that four actors will play twenty-five parts. 

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