• 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, an exhibition of, and appreciation for visual artists and their work.

Resident Artist.

Martin Welch

 Martin Welch is a well-known artist whose signature red, gold and turquoise crab paintings are very popular with coastal residents.  He has developed a unique style that is very colorful and dynamic.  Martin uses vivid colors, his own variation of Cubism and Sumie painting techniques.  The impact of his paintings makes his ...


Accepting Entries for the Dirty South Cup Call

Give us your best mug, cup or yunomi!  River Oaks Square Arts Center is looking for a few good pieces to include in its' 10th Annual Dirty South Cup Call and Competition.  We are looking for ceramic vessels (mugs, cups, yunomis) that encompass exemplary creativity, experimentation and imagination, showcasing what can be accomplished ...

Art For All
Community Outreach Program

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 ten years, The Center has worked with Rapides ARC, Pecan Grove Training Centers, Evergreen Life Services, OLS Community, and Bolton SPED while recently expanding our elderly education series to Matthews Memorial Health Care Facility and Naomi Heights Nursing Home. Art For All Outreach programs will expand for 2023 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 early Registration for Summer Art Studio children's program. 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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