Exhibits

In keeping with our mission ” … to increase public appreciation and awareness … ” the Art Guild of Louisiana continuously strives to provide exhibit opportunities throughout the Baton Rouge area for our members and other artists. We are the only local organization to offer artists an opportunity to showcase paintings accomplished in a workshop or instructional setting, with our annual Workshop Show. All exhibits are non-juried to encourage artists of all proficiency levels to participate, except for the annual River Road Show. The Art Guild of Louisiana’s premier exhibit is the River Road Show, a national juried and judged competition. Awards totaling several thousand dollars are presented at this exhibit. Judges for the show are nationally recognized artists/authors/instructors from random states and are experienced in a variety of mediums. Read more about the River Road Show here.

Six regular exhibits are held throughout the year at the Independence Park Theatre Gallery, our primary exhibit location. We host three non-juried, judged shows, open to the public, awarding cash and ribbon prizes. We also host three member only exhibits, awarding a People’s Choice ribbon. Each exhibit hangs for two months with an awards reception held midway. Exhibits consists of all 2 dimensional art media, excluding photography, giclĂ©es or other non-original art. The Art Guild of Louisiana also periodically hosts exhibits in several other venues around Baton Rouge such as restaurants, hospitals, libraries, and other public buildings.

Louisiana State Archives Gallery

Winter Judged Show 2020

December 1, 2020 – December 30, 2020
Take-in: December 1, 2020, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Reception: December 17, 2020, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Pick-up: December 30, 202, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Louisiana State Archives Gallery
3851 Essen Lane
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
225-922-1000
Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Gallery is free and open to the public

front view of Louisiana State Archives building

crowd of people at the River Road Show reception
crowd of people at the River Road Show reception

Independence Park Theatre

Winter Member Show 2021

January 14 – March 11, 2021
Take-in: January 14, 2021, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Reception: February 7, 2021, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Pick-up: March 11, 2021, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Spring Judged Show 2021

March 11 – May 13, 2021
Take-in: March 11, 2021, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Reception: April 8, 2021, Thursday 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Pick-up: May 13, 2021, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Spring Member Show 2021

May 13 – July 8, 2021
Take-in: May 13, 2021, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Reception: June 6, 2021, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Pick-up: July 8, 2021, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Summer Judged Show 2021

July 8 – September 9, 2021
Take-in: July 8, 2021, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Reception: August 1, 2021, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Pick-up: September 9, 2021, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Workshop Show 2021

September 9 – November 11, 2021
Take-in: September 9, 2021, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Reception: October 3, 2021, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Pick-up: November 11, 2021, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Winter Judged Show 2021

November 11, 2021 – January 12, 2022
Take-in: November 11, 2021, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Reception: December 5, 2021, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Pick-up: January 12, 2022, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Independence Park Theatre
7800 Independence Park Blvd
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
225-216-0660
Tuesday – Friday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Gallery is free and open to the public

Independence Park Theatre

Other Venues

The Art Guild of Louisiana also periodically hosts exhibits throughout the year in several other venues around Baton Rouge: Theatre Baton Rouge, Ochsner Health Center at O’Neal Lane; Ochsner Medical Center at Summa/Bluebonnet and several libraries including Greenwell Springs Library, East Baton Rouge Main Branch Library on Goodwood Blvd, and Fairwood Library.