• 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.

J. Aubrey Bolen III

I am an visual artist that was born, raised and currently lives in Central Louisiana. In 1999 I graduated from Louisiana College with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. Most of my artwork is inspired by nature and backpacking in our  Kisatchie National forest.  I have been the Creative Director ...


2022 Porch Sale

The 2022 Annual Christmas Porch sale is right around the corner!  December 3rd, 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 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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