Northeast Louisiana Arts Council

A Culinary Weekend for the Arts

Oct 12, 2017

The Northeast Louisiana Arts Council's third annual North Delta Food and Wine Festival kicks off Friday, October 13th, and stretches throughout the weekend to Sunday, October 15th. This festival will pair choice drinks, rich food, and live music.

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.

Brown Bag Concerts Return for April

Mar 31, 2017

Every Wednesday in April, the Northeast Louisiana Arts Council will be presenting the Brown Bag Concert Series in Anna Gray Noe Park. These concerts will be held from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

The goal of the Brown Bag series is to provide community members free entertainment through other community members. The concerts allow local artists to showcase their talents. The line up for the month of April includes many fan favorite artists.

April Line Up

U.S. Army Field Band Makes its Way to Rayville

Mar 28, 2017

The United States Army Field Band and Soldier's Chorus will be traveling all the way from Washington D.C. to perform at Rayville High School's Arts Center on Thursday, April 6th, at 7 p.m.

Men in Aprons Serve the Arts

Apr 25, 2016

Funding the arts in northeast Louisiana is huge job, with many music, art, theater, and dance organizations spread across the area. 

The Northeast Louisiana Louisiana Arts Council hosts its annual "Blend of the Bayou" event Sunday, May 1 from 5-7 p.m. at 2110 Island Drive in Monroe. All proceeds are used by the Arts Council to underwrite performances by regional organizations and traveling artists, educational outreach across the area, public art projects, and other initiatives.

Brown Bag Concerts Give The Gift of Music

Apr 4, 2016
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A bit of live music can help shift your mind from the mundane drudgery of the work week. The Northeast Louisiana Arts Council helps squeeze a little musical merriment into the Wednesday lunch break during the month of April with the Brown Bag Concert Series .  With chairs, cookies, and a beverage provided, the free concerts are a great way to see local artist perform even in the midst of a busy schedule.

Jaimee Paul Trio Brings Jazz to Rural Parishes

Feb 19, 2016
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The Louisiana Presenters Association brings one of Nashville’s best Jazz Trios to the rural parishes of north Louisiana this weekend. The Jaimee Paul Trio caught the eye of state coordinator Naomi Cordill, who quickly worked to get the group down to the Louisiana Delta.

Fresh and Local Fare In Food & Wine Festival

Oct 7, 2015
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Over 20 chefs from northeast Louisiana, the Gulf Goast, and across the country create delectable offerings during the North Delta Food & Wine Festival this Friday through Sunday.

Northeast Louisiana Arts Council President Tommy Usrey says the weekend event is new to the community.  "We did a trial run last year with much success.  This year we decided to have a full-blown festival," he said.

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Enjoy a break from the office each Wednesday in October, as the Northeast Louisiana Arts Council presents the Fall Brown Bag Series Concerts.

Performances are at noon at Anna Gray Noe Park in downtown Monroe.

The series gets underway October 7 with Louisiana legend Doug Duffey.  "He's in the Louisiana Hall of Fame and the Blues Hall as well," says NLAC member Georgia Street.

Other concert performers include the Rod Allen Payne Trio on October 14; Bradley Bridges on October 21; and Josh Madden on October 28.

Flavorful dishes and tasty treats are a highlight of the 18th annual "Blend Of The Bayou".  

Men who cook and men who mix provide a tempting menu and refreshing cocktails in the benefit for the Northeast Louisiana Arts Council.  "It's looking like one of the most varied menus we've ever had," said NLAC President Tommy Usrey.  Cornbread-stuffed pork loin, a "Not Your Childhood" grilled cheese, homemade breads, and apricot tarts, are just a few of the delicious selections you'll find.  A special addition this year from Bob Stratton and crew is the memorable, L.C. Scally's salad.