NCLAC is pleased to announce its artist roster for this year’s 17th annual Holiday Arts Tour. This year will be the largest arts tour on record, with 35 Tour sites, and a wide array of performing arts offerings. The following downtown merchants will be displaying artists' works for the 17th annual Holiday Arts Tour, November 20-22. Musical performances, as well as demonstrations by artists, will take place at select locations.
Carriage House: Patricia Jones, Catherine McVea, Annie Richardson, Laura Lewis, Becky Bennett, Nan Cole, Beth Holland
Townsend House: Laura Glen Lawson
Sundown Tavern: Todd Cloe, Emily Lawson; music by Dan Sumner Quartet
House of Flowers & Cake Shoppe: Julie Crews, Leigh Buffington
The Frame Up: Hooshang Khorasani
Embellishments: Chene Clay Company
Lewis Boutique: Christiane Drieling; music by Rhapsody Quartet
202 N Vienna: Adrianna Speer, Meredith McGregor, Zachary McCauley, Cathy Crow, Jenna Fincher, Hannah Cooper McCauley, Megan Landis; Piney Hills Quilt Guild; poetry reading; Sprout Sunday activities
Kelly Moore Bag: Joey Slaughter; music by Monty Russell
Makers Union: Frank Hamrick; music by Bethany Raybourn
Dixie Center for the Arts: group exhibition of Holiday Arts Tour artists
Art Innovations: Jackie Cochran, Francis Carson
Studio 301: Jonathan Donehoo, Dean Dablow, Peter Jones, Patricia Jones, Annie Richardson, Kit Gilbert, Catherine McVea, Phoebe Allen Mathys, Dianne Douglas
Turbo Goat Sporting Goods: Shawn Hood
Turbo Goat Bicycle Shop: Whitney Caskey
Rumo's Barber Shop: Todd Maggio
Pastry Moon Soaps: Rickey Pittman, Maureen Hinton; music by Rickey Pittman
Frame of Mind: Peter Hay
Beau Monde: Rachel Johnston
Fine Line Art Supply: Sienna Haralson; music by The Taylor Outfit
Stitchville: Allie Bennett
Re/Max Results Realty: Marguerite Hogue, Emily Gautreaux; music by Elizabeth Vidos
Accent of the East: Ruth Yung, Michele McGehee; music by Meihan Guo
The Children's Shoppe: Nina Stephens
Chartreuse Pear: Caroline Youngblood, Dorene Kordal
The Fashion of Ruston: Shalis Stevens, Lacey Stinson; music by Karl Puljak
Main Street Exchange: Maggie Jones Boudreaux, Shelly Nealy Edgerton; music by Cain Budds
Lagniappe Embroidery & Gift Shoppe: Allen Tuten, Sonny Monteleone
Social & Leisure: Alice Morgan
Delta Day Goods: Richard Kordal
Park Avenue Antiques: Loretta Owens
Blue Wire Electronics: music by Stiff Necked Fools and the Bluesaholics
Rodeo Botuique: Cheyenne Morrow
Social Bites of Ruston: Nicole Duet
The Fabric Shop: Allison Vestal
A Round-Robin Poetry Reading will be held on Saturday afternoon with readings by poets Errol Miller, Veronica Schuder, April Honaker and Genaro KyLy Smith.
Sprout Sunday Projects will include a book reading by a local children's author, fiber arts projects, ornament making, and more.
A Community Variety Show will be held Sunday afternoon at the Dixie Center for the Arts featuring performances by the following: Elizabeth Vidos, Mike Sullivan Dance Studio, Marc Faulkner, Meihan Guo, LG Dance Studio, Ruston Community Theatre, and Grambling University Choir, with Emcee Joel Sharpton
More details about Holiday Arts Tour will be added as the date approaches. Follow along with news about the Tour on our facebook page.
NCLAC’s Holiday Arts Tour is supported 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 administered by the Shreveport Regional Arts Council.