Arts & Healthcare, Inc. Provide Healing Music Therapy

Posted January 2017

In 2017, Central Louisiana Arts & Healthcare, Inc. will begin its 14th year of operations.  Their mission is to bring innovative arts experiences into healthcare settings for patients, caregivers and staff.  One of their major ongoing programs is called Lobby Arts.  This program brings live performers into both CHRISTUS St. Frances Cabrini Hospital and Rapides Regional […]

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The 5x5x5 Show and Porch Sale coming to River Oaks

Posted November 2016

River Oaks just wrapped up the wildly successful Annual Van Gogh Gala and now it’s right into one of the most intriguing exhibitions of the year–the Annual Miniature Exhibit aka the 5x5x5 Show.  Artists are invited to submit their two- and three-dimensional miniatures that are not to exceed five inches squared or cubed, respectively. That’s […]

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Fall Time is Fun Time at River Oaks

Posted October 2016

October brings great events to downtown Alexandria and River Oaks Arts Center! The centerpiece of our fall festivities, the Annual Van Gogh Gala, is scheduled for Saturday, October 29th at 7:00pm. River Oaks’ momentous fundraiser features exciting live and silent auctions from Star Artists within our community. Some “stars” have dabbled in the arts previously […]

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River Oaks Showcases Pure Louisiana Talent

Posted September 2016

Lots of Louisiana will be found at River Oaks Arts Center in downtown Alexandria this Fall. The featured artist in the Bolton-Davis Gallery during the latter part of August will be Caroline Youngblood, who grew up surrounded by cotton fields on Breston Plantation, located in Riverton. After graduating magna cum laude with a B.F.A in […]

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Celebrating Summer and Thinking about Fall at River Oaks

Posted August 2016

As Summer heads into its hottest months, River Oaks features one of the hottest exhibits of the year, the highly anticipated Summer Show entitled ‘Summer of Fortune’. “The pieces are inspired by fortune cookies given to the artists earlier in the year,” explains River Oaks Executive Director, Rachael Dauzat. “The resulting pieces were an ensemble […]

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Kids, Kids, Kids & Art, Art, Art!

Posted July 2016

River Oaks has been the happening place for children ages 5 to 13 during the summer for over 20 years! The ever popular Summer Arts Studio Summer Camp is the largest and longest running visual arts camp in our area, serving over 150 kids every year. Kids focus on various art forms, learn basic techniques […]

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Purchased Lives: the American Slave Trade from 1808-1865 at AMoA

Posted June 2016

Purchased Lives: the American Slave Trade from 1808-1865, curated by the Historic New Orleans Collection, explores the domestic slave trade with a focus on the trade in New Orleans and Louisiana as a whole.  In 1808, the international slave trade was abolished, ending the export of people to the Americas.  The domestic slave trade continued […]

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River Oaks Rocks in the Summer

Posted June 2016

Men Who Cook and Men Who Mix 2016 just wrapped up and it’s certainly one of Central Louisiana’s most ‘fun’ fundraising events.  In its 16th year, nearly 600 guests sampled delectable dishes from over 70 chefs, with an approximate two million calories served. This year’s results were as follows (in case you haven’t checked #MWCAM16 […]

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Men Who Cook and Men Who Mix Returns to River Oaks

Posted May 2016

Men Who Cook and Men Who Mix is River Oaks’ biggest and, no doubt, tastiest fundraiser; it returns on May 21st with much fanfare and dozens of delicious dishes for the sixteenth year. The event invites men—some of which are chefs and food enthusiasts, some just guys that like to whip up awesomeness for their […]

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Second Annual Dirty South Mug Competition and Show

Posted April 2016

A sensational array of pottery talent will hit Alexandria this month! When River Oaks debuted the Dirty South Mug Competition and Show last year, Executive Director Rachael Dauzat called it a “jump onto the national stage” for River Oaks. True to form, the second inception of the annual event features even more mugs from more […]

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