ARToberfest 2019
Oct
18
5:00 PM17:00

ARToberfest 2019

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ARToberfest, NCLAC’s largest fundraiser, is celebrating its 10th year! With over thirty volunteers serving beer to over five hundred guests each year, this community event is a must. Both home-brewed and commercial craft beers will be featured along with food trucks, live music, and friends!

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Movie Night at the Dixie: The City That Sold America
Oct
24
7:00 PM19:00

Movie Night at the Dixie: The City That Sold America

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NCLAC is presents six independent films each year at the historic Dixie Center for the Arts, in downtown Ruston.

What’s even more special is that the filmmakers will be here, too, offering Q&A sessions after the films!

Tickets for each film are $5 general admission, $3 for students, NCLAC members attend free! Tickets are available at the door.

Each film begins at 7pm.

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Movie Night at the Dixie: Well Groomed
Nov
21
7:00 PM19:00

Movie Night at the Dixie: Well Groomed

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NCLAC is presents six independent films each year at the historic Dixie Center for the Arts, in downtown Ruston.

What’s even more special is that the filmmakers will be here, too, offering Q&A sessions after the films!

Tickets for each film are $5 general admission, $3 for students, NCLAC members attend free! Tickets are available at the door.

Each film begins at 7pm.

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Holiday Arts Market
Dec
6
2:00 PM14:00

Holiday Arts Market

NCLAC is looking forward to something new & different this Holiday.

December 6th from 2pm until 9pm, we are taking your favorite local artists and getting cozy in the Norton Building in an open air market. You can expect live music, kids activities, door prizes, food trucks and much more! Come do your holiday shopping all in one place with curated giftable handmade items!

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Jul
15
to Jul 19

Ruston Week 2: Summer Arts Camp

event: Summer Arts Camps
date: July 15-19, 9am-noon
details: NCLAC's youth art camps that include visual art, drama and music
location: Presbyterian Church of Ruston
cost: $70

$5 discount for NCLAC members
extra info: camps are for students entering 2-7 grades in fall 2019;
register at https://www.nclac.org/art-camps

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Jun
24
to Jun 28

Ruston Week 1: Summer Art Camp

event: Summer Arts Camps
date: June 24-28
details: NCLAC's youth art camps that include visual art, drama and music
location: Presbyterian Church of Ruston
cost: $70

$5 discount for NCLAC members
extra info: camps are for students entering 2-7 grades in fall 2019;
register at https://www.nclac.org/art-camps

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Jun
13
9:00 AM09:00

Peach Art Check-In Day

event: Peach Art Exhibition Check-In Day

date: Thursday, June 13th, 9:30am - 4:30pm

details: Artists entering the Peach Art Exhibition will bring artwork to the Civic Center. All art must be wired and ready for hanging. 

location: Ruston Civic Center

cost: Adult entry fee: $20/piece Child entry fee: $10/piece

NCLAC members receive a $5 discount. 

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Krewe of Allegro Mardi Gras Ball & NCLAC Silent Auction
Feb
23
7:00 PM19:00

Krewe of Allegro Mardi Gras Ball & NCLAC Silent Auction

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Each year, Ruston Community Theatre, Dixie Center for the Arts, and NCLAC coordinate to host a Mardi Gras Ball.  Funds raised at this event go toward maintenance of the historic Dixie Theatre, which houses all three organizations.  Come support the arts and celebrate Mardi Gras with food, live music, and the NCLAC Silent Auction!

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Indie Film: Don't Let Trouble In Your Mind: The Carolina Chocolate Drops
Feb
14
7:00 PM19:00

Indie Film: Don't Let Trouble In Your Mind: The Carolina Chocolate Drops

Don’t Get Trouble in Your Mind: The Carolina Chocolate Drops’ Story is a documentary portrait of the Carolina Chocolate Drops, an African-American string band from Raleigh, North Carolina, and their mentor, fiddler Joe Thompson (1919—2012). The film captures how three musicians from the hip-hop generation embraced a 19th Century genre and took it to new heights, winning a Grammy in 2010. The story of the band’s meteoric rise, from busking on the street to playing major festivals is punctuated and informed by the history of the banjo’s origins in Africa, and the untold story of how blacks and whites collaborated to create the earliest forms of American popular music.

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NCLAC Members' Holiday Party & Annual Meeting
Jan
8
6:00 PM18:00

NCLAC Members' Holiday Party & Annual Meeting

NCLAC's Annual Members’ Meeting and Holiday Party is set for January 8, 2018 from 6-8pm. Current NCLAC members are invited to join the arts nonprofit at Ruston Artisans, located at 203 W Alabama in Ruston, to review the year’s programming and look forward into 2019. Hors d’oeuvres & cocktails will be served at 6PM. Board President Peter Jones will present the President’s Awards, including Patron, Volunteer, Corporate Sponsor of the Year and more.

The evening is open for NCLAC members, supporters and others interested in joining the organization. Those planning to attend are asked to RSVP by January 4th via email at nclac5@gmail.com, or by phone at (318)255-1450. If someone isn’t a member and would like to become one, visit nclac.org/membership.

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Submission Deadline for #50@$50
Jan
7
5:30 PM17:30

Submission Deadline for #50@$50

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The North Central Louisiana Arts Council (NCLAC) will be presenting a juried exhibition of 50 small artworks to be sold for $50 each at Ruston Artisans, at 203 West Alabama in historic downtown Ruston’s cultural district. The exhibition will have a one night only reception at Ruston Artisans on Tuesday, February 5thfrom 5pm-7pm.  Visitors will be invited to purchase a piece, and take it home from the wall immediately…. just in time for Valentine’s Day!

NCLAC is calling for art entries for this exhibition now through Monday, January 7 at 5pm. There is no submission fee. Submissions must be made via email to nclac5@gmail.com, with the subject line #50@$50 entry.

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Indie Film: Farmsteaders
Nov
8
7:00 PM19:00

Indie Film: Farmsteaders

Farmsteaders is a love story, a farm story, and a story of contemporary rural America. Nick Nolan, his wife Celeste, and their young family are on a journey to resurrect his grandfather’s dairy farm – fighting to keep this homeland from “drying up and blowing away,” something that has happened to about 4.7 million farms in the U.S. as the pressures of corporate-driven food have left deep scars in the region.

Learn more about our film series - www.nclac.org/film-screening

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Indie Film: !Las Sandinistas!
Oct
25
7:00 PM19:00

Indie Film: !Las Sandinistas!

¡Las Sandinistas! uncovers the untold stories of women who shattered barriers to lead combat and social reform during Nicaragua’s 1979 Sandinista Revolution, and the ensuing US-backed Contra War, as these same women continue to lead the struggle for justice today against their current government’s suppression of women’s rights and democracy.

Learn more about our film series - www.nclac.org/film-screening.

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