The Summer Art Camp Show

19 August 2017 To 19 August 2017

It takes two galleries to display the works of art created durning our Summer Arts Studio program.

Deadline for Dirty South Cup Call

04 December 2018 To 02 March 2019

March 2, 2019, midnight

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 can be accomplished with ceramics.   Up to 125 artists will be chosen for this inspiring Southern event, because we all need a good mug for our tea and coffee and if not, we always need a good conversation piece!

Link to enter:


10 April 2019 To 11 April 2019

GAEDA Education Series


Fee: $95
(Clay included/bring your own tools)
Skill level: beginner to advanced
To register call 318.473.2670

GAEDA Education Series

Workshop Description:

Inviting Form and Dynamic Surface:

This is a workshop fit for beginner to experienced makers. The focus will be in the designing, making, and finishing of high fire porcelain tableware in an electric kiln. The relationship between form and surface decoration will be explored through practice, demonstration and discussion. Doug will share his techniques on incising and inlaying slip into leather hard clay and bisque fired clay. He will share his ideas and strategies about engineering pots specifically for runny translucent glazes. This class will provide the tools and techniques necessary to explore texture, line, and color as a way to blend your ideas and concepts with tactile discovery.

Please Note ** This is a technique based workshop. A majority of the work will not get finished?dried?trimmed on-site simply due to time constraints.
Dates for the workshop April 10th and 11th
time: 10:30 - 4:00


18 May 2019 To 18 May 2019


Men Who Cook & Men Who Mix (#MWCAM) is one of RiverOaks’ largest annual fundriasers.This event invites local food enthusiasts, chefs and guys who simply love to cook to prepare their favorite food or drink recipes for taste testing.

The event draws a crowd of well over 500 people each year. Dubbed as a ‘community favorite,’ MWCAM is a ton of fun for all involved..... from the chefs to its' organizers. If you want to showcase your culinary expertise or if you want a plethora of taste testing options, attend this annual event - always held on the third Saturday in May! (In our best Justin Wilson voice) ‘We guarantee’ you won’t leave hungry!!

Tickets are $65
At the Door $75
Reserved Tables $750 

To purchase tickets call the Art Center 318.473.2670

''The Roaring 20's'' Session 1

10 June 2019 To 14 June 2019

Summer Art Studio

Session 1:  June 10-14

“The Roaring 20's”

Bonus Attraction~The Gatsby Gathering

March 19, 2019: Registration for members

April 2, 2019: Registration for non-members


''Art of the 1970's'' Session 2

17 June 2019 To 28 June 2019

Summer Arts Studio

Session 2: June 17-28

 March 19, 2019: Registration for members

April 2, 2019: Registration for non-members

“The Art of 1970's”

Themed-Thursday Bonus Attraction: Celebrate Independence Day by wearing red, white and blue.


''The 50's'' Session 3

08 July 2019 To 19 July 2019

Summer Arts Studio

Session 3: July 8-19

March 19, 2019: Registration for members

April 2, 2019: Registration for non-members

“The 50's”

Themed-Thursday Bonus Attraction: The Sock Hop.


''I Love The 80's'' Session 4

22 July 2019 To 02 August 2019

Summer Arts Studio

Session 4: July 22 –Aug 2

March 19, 2019: Registration for members

April 2, 2019: Registration for non-members

“I Love The 80's”


Themed-Thursday Bonus Attraction: Totally Rad-Hatter Tea Party.


30th Van Gogh Gala

02 November 2019 To 02 November 2019

Van Gogh Gala

Annual Van Gogh Gala
The Van Gogh Gala is an annual fundraiser benefitting River Oaks Square Arts Center- it is also River Oaks' largest annual fundraiser.  This themed-attire Gala provides the perfect opportunity for community members and patrons to become "Star Artists" for an evening.  Star Artists are matched with a River Oaks Resident Artist or Local Artist for the creation of a masterpiece.  Some artists contribute their own works to the live auction. All masterpieces are placed on the auction block during an exciting live auction on the evening of the Gala with all proceeds benefitting the ongoing operations of River Oaks Square Arts Center.  Your participation helps support and promote the importance of contemporary visual art and fine crafts in our community. 

    With the historic Bolton Home and grand Studio Annex Building, River Oaks provides economical studio space for working artists, educational programming for youth and adults as well as host over twenty exhibitions throughout the year featuring national, regional, local and resident artists.   With over forty artists in residence, each "Star" participant has the opportunity to work with a mentor and a medium to his/her liking.  The paired participants  then begin their journey to creating an inspiring masterpiece.  Van Gogh provides an excellent opportunity for community members to get involved in the arts while supporting a great cause.           
Past Themes...               
2015 Day of the Dead
2016 The Mystical Macabre -Victorian Mysticism/Gothic
2017 A Gothic Evening on the Bayou
2018 Cirque de Van Gogh
2019 To be announced.....

When: Saturday, November 2, 2019

Where:  River Oaks Grounds           
Time:  7:00 until   
Tickets: $65 per person (Participants receive two complimentary tickets)
Reserved Tables (Seat 10) - $750


Porch Sale

07 December 2019 To 07 December 2019

9 AM - 3 PM


 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 in time for the gift giving season.  Works may range from pottery, paintings, sculpture, fiber arts, mobiles, jewelry, photographs, mixed media etc.  Every year the Sale expands to feature new artists from across the state.  River Oaks is also home to a sales gallery which features exclusive works by the Louisiana Crafts Guild. Numerous artists are on-site during the event with sales tables and demonstration features.  

The Annual Porch Sale Shopping Event on Saturday, December 1st from 9am - 3pm in the Bolton Home & Studio Annex Building featuring Original works of art just in time for the gift giving season!

Want to be a Vendor/demo artist at this years porch sale?
Call the art center (318.473.2670)



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