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Holiday Arts Tour

Each year NCLAC strives to make downtown Ruston more lively for this early winter weekend. The event is an economic booster for visual and performing artists as they perform and sell their works amidst holiday shoppers.

Features on each of our artists through this link throughout the month of November.

Schedule of events:

Friday, Dec. 2, 2016


Artists on site in each participating shop; People’s Choice voting from 5-9.


Performing Arts: Rhapsody Quartet, a cappella harmony, at House of Flowers


Performing Arts: Cain Budds, classical guitar, at Trenton Interiors & Co.


Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016


Artists on site in each participating shop; People’s Choice voting from 10-4.


Sprout Hour, free art activities for children, at Railroad Park


Art Battle, live art-making competition, at Railroad Park — vote and bid on your favorite!


Demonstration: Shannan Inman, calligraphy, at Sue Paperie


Performing Arts: Grassfire, bluegrass, at Cotton Top Print Shop

11:30 – 12:15

Demonstration: Lacey Stinson, life drawing, at Beau Monde


Performing Arts: Tech Theatre Players, street theatre, at RE/MAX Realty


Demonstration: Jim Huckabay, watercolor, at Main St. Exchange


Demonstration: Todd Cloe, woodturning, at Railway Coffee


Demonstration: Raluca Iancu, needle felting, at Frame of Mind


Performing Arts: Ionian Trio, dulcimer ensemble, at Townsend House Gifts


People’s Choice voting ends. Get your ballot in the box at Studio 301 before 4!


Performing Arts: Implosion Percussion, percussion ensemble, at Sundown Tavern

The following artists and merchants will be participating in the 19th annual Holiday Arts Tour, December 2-3, 2016:

Karen Armstrong, Nan Cole, Beth Holland, Patricia Jones, Catherine McVea, Annie Richardson, Noula Rodakis, and Linda Snider-Ward at the WAG Studio (Women’s Art Group)
The Artist Alliance, Zach Hannibal, Keith Matthews, and David Reid at Sundown Tavern
Ronnie Barnes at The Frame Up
Leigh Buffington and Ruth Yung at the Accent of the East
Zeppy Cheng and Todd Cloe at Railway Coffee
Julie Crews and Frank Hamrick at Fine Line Supply
Dianne Douglas at Penderie de Ruston Boutique
Christiane Drieling at Amberley’s Aveda Concept Salon
Nicole Duet and Jake Dugard at Kelly Moore Bag
Shawn Hood at Cotton Top Print Shop & Fine Art
Raluca Iancu and Albino Hinojosa at Frame of Mind
Shannan Inman at Sue Paperie
Hooshang Khorasani at Hooshang Studio
Dorene Kordal and Joshua Mitchell at Chartreuse Pear
Todd Maggio and Ricky McDaniel at Rumo’s Barber Shop
Michele McGehee at Vintage and Vogue
Martin Graham Meyers at The Fashion
Emily Pullin at House of Flowers & Cake Shop
Richard Kordal and Rabbet Run at Townsend House
Victoria Smith at Rodeo Boutique
Lacey Stinson at Beau Monde Boutique
Casey Thurmon at Cricket’s Grace
Allen Tuten at Patton’s Downtown
Jerry Whittle and Merilynn Whittle at Lagniappe Embroidery & Gift Shop
Jim Huckabay at Main Street Exchange
Nick Bustamante and Hannah Bustamante at Trenton Interiors
Cedar Creek School at Durrett Law and Title, LLC
Lauren Jennings at Embellishments
M Douglas Walton at Walton Studio
Linda Dwyer at ReMax Results Realty

HOLIDAY ARTS TOUR (HAT) is a juried arts market. Only unique, original works of the highest quality will be accepted. Submissions will be shown to a committee that will determine if and where an artist will be placed with a merchant. We strive to offer a variety of media and price points for the public.



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