Art Talk Monday: Peach Art Exhibit

The North Central Louisiana Arts Council is gearing up for our annual Peach Festival Art Exhibit which displays work from community artists during the famous Squire Creek Peach Fest.   This year marks the 25th year that NCLAC has hosted the exhibit.  The work hangs from June 18th-23 at the Ruston Civic Center and is seen by thousands of individuals. All artists from student to adult professional to amateur are encouraged to participate.   Adult artists may participate in the following categories: Opaque, Transparent, Miscellaneous, Original Crafts, and Photography. Children/Youth may participate in one of three age-based categories: 8 and under, 9 to 12, and 13 to 18. Great cash and ribbon awards will be given in all categories, in addition to a Best of Show award for Adults and Children/Youth. Entrants in the Children’s division can as win as much as $75, and Adults as much as $150 for best of show.

Every year the Peach Festival Art Exhibit is judged by a different individual.  This year the exhibit will be judged by Evelyn Pell Stewart, Director of the Masur Musem in Monroe, Louisiana.  In addition to Best of Show, and First, Second, and Third Place in each category Ms. Stewart can also award a limited number of honorable mentions.

Artwork must be checked in, framed and prepared to hang on the wall, Thursday, June 14th between 9 am to 6 pm at the Ruston Civic Center. Artists may enter as many categories as desired, but will be limited to two works per a category. A non-refundable $20 entry fee will be charged for every Adult category an individual enters, and $10 for each Child/Youth category.  If you are interested in entering the exhibit you can download an entry form from NCLAC blog at or fill one out when you drop-off your work.

An opening reception will be held on Sunday, June 17th from 2-4pm at the Ruston Civic Center.  Awards and cash prices will be presented around 3pm.  In addition NCLAC will be drawing the winning ticket for Arts Afloat!   We encourage all area residents to stop by and see some of the talent that our community has to offer.  For more information please call 255-1450 or email us at