• A Creative Hub Of Cenla


It is River Oaks Square Arts Center's mission to promote contemporary visual arts while providing educational programming that stimulates interest in, exhibition of, and appreciation for visual artists and their work.

Resident Artist.

Rhonda Reap-Curiel

EDUCATION: Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications, H. Sophie Newcomb Memorial College of Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, conferred May 13, 1989.   Masters Business Administration, A B Freeman School of Business, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA conferred August 2008. GALLERY REPRESENTATION & WHERE TO SEE MY ART:   River ...


Annual Porch Sale

CALLING ALL VISUAL ARTISTS AND FINE CRAFTSMEN  The Annual Porch Sale is located in the historic Bolton Home which also houses the Center’s Gallery Gift Shop. The Annual Porch Sale is held on a major shopping weekend so guests have the opportunity to purchase unique, original works of art just ...
  • Featured Artists

    Sue Zimmerman

    Sue began painting in watercolor for fun, learning the techniques of watercolor from a local artist after she spent a childhood knowing she had talent but never pursuing it. After raising four sons, she took a more serious approach to art and has been exhibiting her work professionally since 1999.  Her artwork is part of many public and private art collections in the US and has been accepted into several juried shows in Texas and Louisiana, many times receiving awards. In 2011, she was the recipient of the Lake Charles Mayor’s Art Award for ...

Art In
The Community

River Oaks Art Center provides year-long ceramics and painting programming for developmentally disabled and elderly clients within our community. These Outreach Programs affect over 150 students annually, providing creative outlets in an external environment is the primary mission, however the true value of this particular program lies in the process, giving individuals with unique needs the opportunity for success, using art projects as a catalyst. For over five years, The Center has worked with Rapides ARC, Pecan Grove Training Centers, and Evergreen Life Services, while recently expanding our elderly education series to Matthews Memorial Health Care Facility and Naomi Heights Nursing Home. Outreach programs will expand for 2017 to included additional facilities where these art therapy sessions of creative painting, drawing and ceramic design can be implemented.

Our Members Make All
the Difference

With your membership, you can visit River Oaks free of charge all year long. As part of your membership, you will also receive regular updates on all upcoming shows, classes and annual events. Members also receive a 10% Discount on Workshops and Gift Shop Purchases. Early Registration for Summer Camp Series. Discounted Rates for Event Rentals (level dependent)

Feel free to share your River Oaks experience with friends. Invite them to visit an exhibition opening, take a class, or attend one of our popular functions - we are sure they will come to love River Oaks as much as we do.



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