The Arts Council of Livingston Parish is a 501(c)3 non-profit professional arts organization whose mission is to promote art performances, training, and outreach by providing a diverse range of quality programs that entertain, educate and enrich the artistic, cultural and economic vitality of Livingston Parish.
Our commitment is without regard to ethnicity, color, creed, religion, age, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, military status, marital status, political opinion, mental and physical disability or source of income.
To provide our artists opportunities to exhibit and sell their art in the ACLP gallery and other venues.
To provide "Art in Education" through visual and performing art classes in the elementary schools in Livingston Parish.
To provide visual and performing art instruction at art camps held at the ACLP gallery and "Camp Empowerment" program at the Lockhart Community Center on Martin Luther King Drive in Denham Springs each summer.
To provide visual and performing art classes for adults and children.
We are so pleased to announce the renovations on our building have been completed. This much needed improvement would have not been possible without the support of Sherwin Williams, James Drug Store and special expertise of Pam McAllister. Remember to support these local businesses that contribute to the community.
2021 - What A Year! Thank YOU
We appreciate all of you who have supported the Arts Council of Livingston Parish over this past year. There have been many twists and turns, updates and a year of changes. We have welcomed more visitors through our doors this year than in any previous year of operation. So - for that a huge thank you. In 2021 we welcomed our first Artist in Residence. Jenny Bauer has been a great patron for the Arts. Her works have been inspiring and her dedication endless. If you have not seen her Bible Journaling or Sheet Music pieces, you are missing out.
The start of the year brought our first exhibit – Salute to the New Year – New Beginnings for 2021. The feature was of our Juried Artists and our very own 2020 Artist of the Year, Cherie Ducote-Breaux. March/April Exhibit we hosted the Students of Livingston Parish. We had art from all over the parish. It is great to see young artists being featured and there are some amazing young artists. This parish is blessed with talent. Summer Exhibit at the Arts Council opened the doors to the Parish Photography League and the ACLP Juried Photographers. The Fall Exhibit brought large crowds with Animals in Art. Thanks to the Denham Springs Animal Shelter for participating and bringing their dogs for Adopt a Shelter Dog Month. Our Winter Exhibit is hanging currently in the gallery. Holiday Marketplace offers our juried artists a place to set up their works and sell to the public. This is a new exhibit for us and has been received really well by the residence of the Parish.
Our 2021 Art Classes were so much fun. “Be Mine Gnome” kicked off the year with basic acrylic painting techniques. We did Tips & Tricks of Colored Pencils, celebrated World Collage Day and Earth Day, painted Tropical Fish, and decorated cookies for both adults and kids. We had a series of Jewelry Classes at Livingston Parish Libraries. Our summer camps this year provided a great venue for inspiring artists to get out of the house and show their love for art.
It has been a busy year at the Arts Council but there is much more. We participated in Spring and Fall Festivals with Arts on Mattie Street. Performing Arts have been enjoyed all across the Parish. Again, this parish is so blessed with talent. These young dancers, singers and performers have brought many smiles through their dedicated hard work. Ladies Nig