• 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.

JoAnne Thompson

Preferred medium:  Acrylics Website link:  www.cagofcenla.com Home phone number: (318) 443-7585 Cell phone number:  (318) 451-7070 Email address:  jothomp47@gmail.com   I started painting in 1997, after a career in Health Information Management, college courses in drawing, printmaking, watercolor, and art history, and completion of the North Light Art School course. ...


Deadline to enter Dirty South Cup Call

DeadLline to Enter the 7th Anuual Dirty South Cup Call & Competition is midnight, March 6th. Here is the link to enter the call: https://artist.callforentry.org/ festivals_unique_info.php?ID=8372...
  • Featured Artists

    Traci Stover

    Traci Stover was born and raised in Jackson, Mississippi. She earned a B.F.A. in Painting and Drawing at the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, and an M.F.A. in Painting and Drawing at The American University in Washington D.C. She has been teaching foundations studio classes at the University of Southern Mississippi since 1999. Ms. Stover's paintings, drawings and relief prints explore forms that are meaningful to her on both a narrative and structural level. These include eyes, bugs, flowers, rocks, and bones. She is always exploring the relationship between the image, medium and compositional structure.  ​...
  • Featured Artists


    Virginia is a designer, artist, educator and lover of all things printed. Originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, she has been a part of the faculty in the Department of Art & Art History since January 2002. She is Professor of Art, area head for the graphic design program and served as Chair of the Department from 2012-2018. She earned her MFA in graphic design from Savannah College of Art & Design in Savannah, Georgia, where she honed her teaching skills in the classroom, and refined her design aesthetic as a freelancer. ​ Working with ...

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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