ARToberfest Tickets Now On Sale

Tickets are available for the North Central Louisiana Arts Council’s 10th Annual ARToberfest, which will take place Friday, Oct. 18 at the Ruston Farmers Market in Downtown Ruston. ARToberfest is NCLAC’s craft beer tasting fundraiser that supports arts programming such as the Southern Circuit Independent Film series, Holiday Arts Market, Summer Arts Program, Farmers Market Art Outreach booth, and more. This year’s event is sponsored by Devine & The Keg and Dr. Nav Sharma at Green Clinic Regenerative Medicine. 


Tickets can be purchased at Fine Line Supply, 207 N Trenton, or online at

Tickets are $40. They allow entry to the event from 5pm-10pm, unlimited samples of beer, and come with a souvenir pint glass provided by Fine Line Supply. Designated Driver tickets are available for $10 for participants not wanting to sample beer. All participants must be 21 years of age or over to attend. 

All ticket holders can enjoy snacks provided by Uptown Downtown Eatery, a selection of local food trucks for purchase, 3 live bands made up of area musicians, a beer themed art exhibit, an interactive raffle to win fun prizes, and The Selfie Stop photo booth provided by Buie Photography. 

Regional home brewers will compete for bragging rights for the Judge’s Choice Award and People’s Choice Award. Marsala Beverage, Choice Brands, and International Wines & Spirits will provide tastes of commercial craft beers along with regional microbreweries such as Utility Brewing, Great Raft Brewing, Flying Tiger Brewery, Red River Brewing, and more. 


Become a volunteer and receive a t-shirt, pint glass, beer tastings, and volunteer food. Email to sign up. 

Thank you to Century Next Bank, Ruston Animal Clinic, Rapid Signs, Bayou Life Magazine, Argent Financial, Utility Brewing, Railway Coffee, PCI Electric, Danni Jones Physical Therapy, Hampton Inn, Alpine Senior Care Centers, Brasher Group, Troy Lord Electric, and Ride or Die Spin for their support.

Sponsorships are still available. Call 318-255-1450 or email for more information.

Ruston Farmers Market is located at 212 North Vienna Street in Ruston, Louisiana.

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NCLAC is supported by its members, and also by 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 the National Endowment for the Arts.