ART GUMBO MARKET to showcase talented artists Saturday

Loveday Funck RRAA Publicity Chairman
“Beloved” by Loveday Funck on display at Studio 524.

There are always flowers for those who want to see them,” said Henri Matisse and that is the mission of the River Region Art Association. We want to inspire and promote creativity.

Art is anywhere and everywhere. Creativity enhances every aspect of our life if we are just open to it.

Our artist members are out in the community trying to promote our mission and ignite a passion for creativity everywhere we go.

RRAA member, digital artist, Loveday Funck, is participating in an exciting new artist cooperative and venue in the arts district of Baton Rouge, Studio 524, located at 524 North Foster Street. The venue will be hosting ongoing events in the space, featuring local musicians and performers and giving local artists the opportunity to feature their work as well as allowing them the chance to rent out studio space within the venue.

The River Region Art Association ART GUMBO MARKET is another thriving venue, showcasing the talents of our members. Our artists will be setting up under the trees at the entrance to Houmas House Plantation on June 20 from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. The market is a monthly open air sales event by members of River Region Art Association. It features arts & crafts booths at Houmas House Plantation at 40136 Hwy. 942 (River Road) in Darrow, LA.

Free and open to the public, the market includes complimentary food tasting from Latil’s Landing Restaurant. After visiting the market, Café Burnside at Houmas House is open for casual dining.

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 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.