• 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.

Charissa Owens

I am an abstract expressionist artist and a native of Louisiana that has always loved nature and been inspired by the colors and textures in the world around me.  My artwork incorporates delicate texture and layering of soft, muted colors infused with a sense of elegance, peace and serenity.  In ...


2023 Porch Sale

The 2023 Annual Christmas Porch sale is right around the corner!  December 2nd, 9am-3pm. Orginal works from over 100 regional, local artist and craftsmen. Art vendors onsite in the historic Bolton Home and Annex Building. Perfect for Holiday Shopping   River Oaks is also home to a sales gallery which features exclusive works ...

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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