• 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.

Barry L. Owen

Artist Statement “I love juxtaposition of elements, color theory, and the “happy accidents” that occur during the creative process. I rarely go into the studio with a preconceived idea of the imagery I will create. Natural forms, organic shapes, and circles are recurring elements in my work. Creating art in ...


Deadline for Dirty South Cup Call

Give us your best mug, cup or tea bowl!  River Oaks Square Arts Center is looking for a few good cups to include in its' 5th Annual Dirty South Cup Call and Competition.  We are looking for ceramic vessels (mugs, cups, tea bowls) that encompass exemplary creativity, experimentation and imagination, showcasing what ...
  • Featured Artists

    Renee LoPresti

    Raised in northwestern New Jersey, Renee LoPresti earned her BFA from Alfred University in 2009. Currently, Renee is a studio artist focusing on functional ceramics as a resident artist at Eye of the Dog Art Center in San Marcos, Texas. Each piece is carefully painted, incised, and slip trailed before being fired to cone 5 in an electric kiln. I love using layers of vivid colors over the iron-rich stoneware which allows the dark clay beneath to show through; indicating time and weathering. Through familiar imagery, I intend to convey bittersweet familiarity; cheerful colors ...
  • Featured Artists

    Beck Fos

    A New Orleans resident, Becky Fos is a bit of a Renaissance Woman. Fos’ popularity has been growing yearly, not only in the Big Easy, but worldwide. Her streak of burning creative energy is rivaled only by her daily goal of living an active lifestyle of workouts, jogging and CrossFit. Becky Fos’ works are simply signed B. Fos. Her impasto technique, applying wet, undiluted oil paint with her palette knife, is unapologetically bold and energetic. She uses color as a forefront in her pieces that allow them to come to life, evoking an instant ...

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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