Check out the River Region Art Market on Black Friday

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen
Hand beaded necklace by River Region Art Association artist Shirley Schell.

Looking for original art as a gift for that special someone or a unique piece of jewelry to wear for the holidays? Check out the River Region Art Market on Black Friday.

A new event by River Region Art Association, the market opens Friday, November 29 at the association’s Depot Gallery from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Convenient to travelers on I-10, it is located across the highway from St. Elizabeth’s Hospital at 1008 W. Hwy. 30 in Gonzales, LA. The market is free and open to the public.

After visiting the outdoor market, the Depot Gallery is open with an ongoing exhibit of 275+ pieces of art representing thirty artists. On display are oil and acrylic paintings, watercolors, drawings, photography, digital art, jewelry, pottery, crafts, and affordable cards and prints -- all created by members of the association. The gallery is open Wednesdays – Sundays from 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

For more information contact Robin Rotolo, market chair, at 225-717-7178 or or contact the association office at 225-644-8496.

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.

River Region Art Association is funded in part through the generosity of individuals, area businesses, and the Parish of Ascension and through in-kind support from the City of Gonzales and Houmas House Plantation. It is also 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 as administered by the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge.