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Holiday Arts Tour

Holiday Arts Tour 2018 will be November 15-16. Applications for artists will be available in April, with a deadline of June 1. 

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.



Click here to view the 2017 HAT Brochure


 These Artists will be exhibited/performed at these locations for HAT 2017:

Christiane Drieling at Amberleys Aveda Concept Salon – 206 W. Mississippi, Nicole Duet at Blue Sky Yoga –  212 W. Mississippi, Bonnie Ferguson at Chartrese Pear – the Carriage Way – 210 W. Park, Dorene Kordal at Chartreuse Pear –  210 W. Park,  Shawn Hood at Cotton Top Print Shop – 118 W. Park,  Dean Dablow  at Durrett Law & Title – 202 N. Vienna, Bette Kaufman at Embellishments – 104 N. Vienna , Toni Pederson and Julie Crews at Fine Line Supply Co. – 207  N. Trenton, Martin Graham Meyers at Fox Hunt Creative Co, LLC – 109 W. Mississippi, Amy Crittenden at Garden Baby – 200 N. Vienna, Jim Huckabay at Main Street Exchange – 122 Trenton, Jeanne Teague at Patton’s Downtown – 126 W. Park, Jake Dugard at Railway Coffee – 202 W. Mississippi, Performing Artists at Re/Max Results Realty – 201 N. Trenton, Shannan Inman at Sue Paperie – 112 W. Park, Rabbett Run, Todd Cloe and Todd Maggio at Sundown Tavern – 111 E. Park, Jack Gates at The Fashion of Ruston – 208 W. Park, Emily Welch at Townsend House Gifts – 410 N. Bonner, Ron Atwood and Liz Zanca at Trenton Interiors & Company – 111 N. Trenton, Zack Hannibal and Whitney Caskey at University Ink Tattoo – 209 W. Mississippi, Anne Marie Jackson at Uptown Downtown – 94 S. Vienna, Linda Dwyer at Vintage and Vogue – 103 N. Trenton, Karen Armstrong, Linda Snyder-Ward, Mary Jane Van Zandt, Noula Rodakis, Annie Richardson, Nan Cole, Steve Cole and Catherine McVea at 210 Studio (WAG Studio) – 210 W. Alabama, Amanda Roe and Chris Seaman at Studio 203 – 203 W. Alabama, Jan Thibault at Ponchatoula’s – 109 E. Park, HAT Group Exhibition at Ruston Artisans – 203 W. Alabama

Hooshang Khorasani at his studio – 1001 Cedar Creek Road in Ruston

M Douglas Walton at his studio – 150 Encounter Point in Ruston

On Friday:


Lady Chops presents Buckets, Beats and Sleigh Bells, at RE/MAX Results Realty from 5:30-6:30

Bella Bleu sings women’s a cappella four-part harmony at Uptown Downtown from 6:30-7:30

Dr. Cain Budds on classical guitar at Durrett Law and Title from 7:30-8:30

On Saturday:


Sprout Hour with Christiane Drieling, April Honaker, and Catherine McVea – children’s art projects at the Historic Fire Station 10-11am

Holiday Art Brawl with Deana Revels, Amanda Roe, Liz Zanca, Kaye Dillard, Victoria Neblett, Julie Crews, and Molly Engen – live-action painting event at the Historic Fire Station 10-11am; guests encouraged to vote on their favorite work created by dropping dollars into voting buckets


Ouachita Strummers, a mountain dulcimer ensemble, at Fine Line Supply 11am-noon

Tech Theatre Players with entertaining street theatre at RE/MAX Results Realty noon-2pm

James Waller on marimba in the Carriage Way beside The Fashion of Ruston, 1-2pm

Amy Crittenden on the flute at Garden Baby, 2-3pm

Untouchables, with R&B, country and jazz at Sundown Tavern from 5:30-7:30pm


Shannan Inman, calligraphy demonstration at Sue Paperie 1-2pm

Todd Cloe, woodcarving rings and sculpture at Sundown Tavern 2-3pm

Todd Maggio, screen printing at Sundown Tavern 2-3pm


Holiday Arts Tour is made possible through the sponsorship of Fine Line Supply, as well as through a grant from the Louisiana Division
of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council and administered by the Shreveport Regional Arts Council.

Check out photos from last year’s event, as well as stay up to date for HAT 2018,  through this link.


Winter Winner Announcements…. Art Talk Monday December 11, 2017 - This week's Art Talk Monday is from Jessica Slaughter, NCLAC's Executive Director What fun we’re having with the arts activities going on throughout downtown Ruston! Last weekend was NCLAC’s Holiday Arts Tour and Ruston Community Theatre’s A Christmas Carol, the Musical. Earlier this week was Bank of Ruston’s Mapping out a Future for the Arts ...