Awesome Art on the Bayou Festival coming to Gonzales

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen
River Region Art Association (RRAA) is “Calling for Vendors” and is accepting vendor applications to participate in the Awesome Art on the Bayou Festival coming to Gonzales on Oct. 11 and 12. Vendor booth categories are arts and crafts, literary, non-profit and food.

Awesome Art on the Bayou Festival is coming to Gonzales on Oct. 11 and 12. The festival objectives are to promote and showcase the arts and crafts of the River Region and to provide an attractive venue for artists and craftsmen to sell their creations. With that in mind there are plans for lots of entertainment and activities for the whole family.

The festival will include an art exhibit competition with cash prizes, and children’s activities. Awesome Art is held on the banks of Bayou Francois in Gonzales adjacent to Jambalaya Park. It is open to the public with free admission and free parking

River Region Art Association (RRAA) is “Calling for Vendors” and is accepting vendor applications to participate in this Festival. Vendor booth categories are arts and crafts, literary, non-profit and food.

Featured also in the Festival is a non-juried Art Exhibit that promotes the art work of children, youths and adults. The rewards are ribbons and monitory prizes for winners and art sales if the artists wish. Art accepted can be in all mediums (painting, photography, and three dimensional arts).

Application forms and further information about the festival may be found on-line at riverregionartassociation.org or by contacting festival booth Chair Roger Tygier at rtygier@cox.net or 504-421-3639. The deadline for submitting Booth Applications is Sept. 1. The booth fee is $100 for art and craft vendors with discounts for literary booths, non-profits and RRAA members. Applications for entering pieces in the art show can also be found on-line or by contacting Diane Tygier at rtygier@cox.net. Entry fees for Adults are $10 for one or $25 for three and for Students are $5 for entrance or $12 for three. Prizes for Adults are $150 for 1st place, $50 for 2nd, and 3rd and honorable mention receive ribbons. For Youth 12 - 17, 1st prize is $50, and 2nd place is $30. Ages 6-11 receive $30 for 1st and 20 for 2nd.

River Region Art Association is a non-profit organization funded 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.