Fall Fun in Downtown Alexandria


Basic CMYKThe Arts Council of Central Louisiana is getting excited for this Fall.  We have so many events on our schedule, so please be sure to mark your calendar so you won’t miss out on any of the experiences.


Our next event, A-Town Jazz, will be a great evening of jazz music benefiting the Arts Council of Central Louisiana.  This event will be on October 11th at the David Stock Memorial Mezzanine of the Red Cross Building.  Entertainment will be provided by Pat Casey and the New Sounds from New Orleans.  Food will be provided by your local food producers and restaurateurs.  The ticket price is $50.00.


Our next event will be a very interesting documentary, “Bending Sticks: The Sculpture of Patrick Doughtery”.  It is a portrait of an environmental artist and his whimsical, larger-than-life stick creations.  This film will be screened on October 15th at the Coughlin-Saunders Performing Arts Center.  As always, there will be a pre-show reception at 6:00pm.  The film begins at 7:00pm, and it will conclude with a Q&A session with the filmmaker.  Ticket prices are $12.00 General Admission and $10.00 with School/Military ID.
This year, the Arts Council of Central Louisiana will partner with United Way and Susan G. Komen’s Race for the Cure for a 3-day event–Eat. Walk. Run.  The event will begin on October 17th, and end the evening of October 19th.  The United Way of Central Louisiana’s 13th Annual United Way Wild Cook-Off is designed to spread awareness about UWCL.  The United Way will have local businesses in the community sign up to cook in four categories, which is later judged by a panel.  This is a community event, and all the food is able to be sampled free of charge.


imgThe 2013 Autumn ArtWalk, held on October 18th and October 19th,   will see sidewalks, green spaces, and the streets of Downtown Alexandria come alive.  This is a free, family-friendly event that shouldn’t be missed!  More than 65 local participating artists, vendors, and performers showcase their talent.   This year, the ArtWalk will have a Tarzan theme to promote the original 1918 film, “Tarzan of the Apes”, which will be shown on October 29th at the Coughlin-Saunders Performing Arts Center.  There will be numerous Tarzan-related activities during the ArtWalk that range from a Tarzan Yell Contest to face-painting the various animals found in the jungle.  You may even be able to see some live animals.  If anyone is interested in showcasing their original artwork, please fill out a vendor registration form found on our website at www.louisiana-arts.org.



Last but not least, the Cenla Race for the Cure is Susan G. Komen’s biggest fundraising event, and includes a 5K and a 1 mile run/walk.


In addition to enjoying the Eat. Walk. Run. festival, the various independent films, and multiple entertaining performances, don’t miss “Tarzan of the Apes”, the original 1918 silent film which was filmed in and around Morgan City, and was the first film ever to gross $1 Million.  Louisiana composer, Kermit Poling, recently wrote a new score for the film and will perform it live with his West Edge String Quartet.  The Tarzan experience will be at the Coughlin-Saunders Performing Arts Center on October 29th.  The pre-show reception starts at 6:00pm.  The film begins at 7:30pm.  Ticket prices are $25.00 for General Admission, and $15.00 with a School or Military ID.


Arts Council of Cenla LogoWhether you would like to be thoroughly entertained by a great performances or film, taste a variety of great food, walk through the streets of the Cultural Art District to browse and shop, or run in a race to fight cancer, you will have the ability to do all of the above at these unique happenings this season in the Cultural Arts District of Downtown Alexandria.


For more information, including a detailed synopsis of each film, or to purchase tickets, please visit our website at www.louisiana-arts.org, or call Anna Brooks at (318) 484-4471.