20 May 2017 To 20 May 2017

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!!

Summer Arts Studio

12 June 2017 To 04 August 2017

This exciting program is carefully designed with promising young artists in mind. Students attend classes for three hours each day with a break for refreshments (provided by River Oaks). Summer Art Studio is held in the Studio Annex Building of River Oaks Square Arts Center.  Each camp session incorporates projects using a variety of media. There will be ceramic projects, painting projects, etc. during each session. Every new student learns basic ceramic procedures like pinch, slab and coil methods of construction, and returning students jump right in and start creating.. Below we have highlighted just a few of the projects that will take place during the summer sessions.

Our ceramics and painting studios are modern and fully equipped. Our instructors are working artists and art educators, selected based on their history of successful projects and programs with local youth. We are certainly excited about the upcoming summer sessions and hope you choose to send your young artist to Summer Art Studio for one or more of our unique camps.
Note that registration is limited to only 45 students per session

Classes begin in June and run trough July.  Tuition for each session is $245.

Classes are from 1:00 - 4:30 pm Monday through Friday. Drop off for classes begins at 12:30pm.
Pick up after classes is from 4:30-5:30pm.  Class tuition is $240 per child.  

To assist parents needing all-day care for their children, there is an option available. This option provides each child attending lunch and extra projects (including movies, games and additional art instruction such as the potters wheel and other projects) during the morning hours. Drop off time for children attending this portion of the camp is as early as 7:30am daily.  The all day option adds $155 to the tuition price.


20 October 2017 To 20 October 2017

Join us for our Fall Art Market at River Oaks during the Art Council of Central Louisiana’s Art Walk on Friday, October 20tst from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Featuring Resident and Regional Artists with artwork on display and for sale, live music, food trucks, and more! #FAM



28 October 2017 To 28 October 2017

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 .....Stay Tuned!

When: Saturday, October 28, 2017
Where:  River Oaks Grounds           
Time:  7:00 until   
Tickets: $50 per person (Participants receive two complimentary tickets)
Reserved Tables (Seat 10) - $600


Annual Porch Sale

02 December 2017 To 02 December 2017


 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.  Elect

**River Oaks Square Arts Center invites all visual artists and fine craftsmen residing and/or working in Louisiana to submit works of art for our Annual Porch Sale. (Artists not currently juried into the Art Center must undergo an abbreviated panel process)

2017 Exhibit Schedule

01 January 2017 To 31 December 2017




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