Art Gumbo Market's call for vendors

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen
Linda Madere shows off her creations during a River Region Art Association Art Gumbo Market. The River Region Art Association is now accepting vendor applications for the Art Gumbo Market 2013.

The River Region Art Association is now accepting vendor applications for the Art Gumbo Market 2013. The market is a monthly open air sales event featuring arts & crafts booths under the trees at the entrance of Houmas House Plantation on River Road in Darrow.

Free and open to the public, the market is held 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. the third Saturday of the month beginning in March, and three Saturdays in December. Additional market dates may be scheduled when a major Mississippi River cruise boat lands at Houmas House.

To be accepted, a vendor must be a member of River Region Art Association. Annual membership dues are $40. Booth items must be original art or hand-made crafts. Commercially manufactured or resale items are strictly prohibited.

For more information on the market and to receive a vendor application and membership form, contact art market chair Mary Demarest at 504-256-5072 or or JoAnn Eiswirth at Forms can also be picked up at the Art Gallery located in the Gift Shop at Houmas House Plantation.

The River Region Art Association, founded in 1993, is the area's leading regional art organization. Its mission is to bring artists and arts advocates together to improve public awareness of all art forms. The association supports local artists, promotes the arts in the community, and provides educational opportunities for emerging and established artists, students, and the general public.

The association is funded in part through the generosity of individuals and area businesses, and the Parish of Ascension and through in-kind support from Houmas House Plantation and the City of Gonzales. It 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.