Art Talk Monday

The North Central Louisiana Arts Council is now selling tickets for our Keep the Arts Afloat fundraiser.  Our goal is to sell 250 tickets at $100 each and give away $10,000.   Our final drawing is scheduled for Sunday, June 17th, during the Peach Art Exhibit Opening reception.   This means you only have three months to get your tickets this year so do it fast!  Act really quickly and you can win the early bird drawing on April 9: the prize is a $350 gift certificate to Lewis Boutique. You need not be present to win. Just ask last year’s winner, Josh Shirley, Store Manager at Ruston’s Raising Cane’s Chicken!  I’m sure he would tell you all about his awesome trip to Ireland, but I think he might also mention the good feeling he got from knowing what his $100 went towards.

The profits from the fundraiser will help support the following:

  • · Arts in Education Programs:
  • · Scholarships for At-risk Youth:
  • · Historical and Fine Arts Exhibition:
  • · Professional Development for Regional Artists
  • · Cultural Economy Projects:
  • · Rural Outreach & Much More…

NCLAC is a non-profit organizations whose mission is “believing that the visual, performing and literary arts are a necessary enhancement for all individuals, seeks to enrich the region by fostering opportunities for creative expression; to establish a strong presence of the arts wherein the artists, arts organizations and community can thrive; and to share our diverse cultural heritage, celebrating not just who we are, but what we can become.”  The North Central Louisiana Arts Council serves the five parishes of Lincoln, Bienville, Claiborne, Jackson, and Union.

Some of NCLAC’s programs are ongoing and annual, but NCLAC also continually seeks new ways to serve our parishes with accessible and high-quality arts programs. To allow for innovation, growth, and partnerships, we've divided our programs into three categories that serve as umbrellas, including our signature programs, as well as new and temporary opportunities.  The three areas of NCLAC’s service are Diamond Programs, “Making Art Reach Kids” Programs, and Cultural Economy Initiatives.

To learn more about NCLAC and their programs, staff, and dreams visit our blog at or our website

You can purchase tickets by speaking to a Board Member (a complete list can be found at or by calling NCLAC at 255-1450.

Be sure to get your tickets today we are only selling a total of 250!