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River City Jazz Masters 2018-2019

The Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge and the River City Jazz Coalition are proud to open the nationally renowned jazz concert series in Baton Rouge with featured artists Jon Scofield’s Combo 66, Joey Defrancesco + The People, Etienne Charles Creole Soul, and Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour.  This year is the 2nd annual River City Jazz Masters Hall of Distinction award.

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Coming up in the Firehouse Gallery in October 2017:

Society For Photographic Education South Central Juried Educator Exhibition


This exhibition is in conjunction with the Society of Photographic Education South Central Regional Conference. Both the conference and exhibition theme are Material + Meaning. 

Material + Meaning brings together shared thematic concerns at the forefront of contemporary photographic practices. The widespread exploration of the aesthetic and physical possibilities of photography points toward a renewed understanding of the photograph as material object. We are interested in putting these investigations of the tactile and tangible in conversation with the harder-to-pin-down social and political concerns of our time. What can photography help us understand about power, truth, transparency, and reliability?  We look to artists who synthesize materiality and meaning to act as stewards of interpretation and representation---framing and shaping visual culture and politics.

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The Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge announces Fall Enrichment Classes for teens and adults

The Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge will offer enrichment programming for teens and adults this fall. Each course is led by a local teaching artist and designed to bring more creativity, freedom, and fun into students’ lives. Courses include:


Unlocking Classical Music

Improv 101

Expressions through Watercolor Painting

Fall classes will meet weekly at 427 Laurel Street throughout the month of October.

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Advocacy. Resources. Education.

Through collaborative work with individual artists, arts organizations, civic leadership, and the business sector, the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge advocates for a vibrant creative economy.

Your investment in the Arts Council supports a strong quality of life in our community, making such programming as Ebb & Flow Festival, Baton Rouge Arts Market, Artsplosion Camps, Arts Education and Arts Integration in Schools, and Arts Routes possible. Investors at every level enjoy annual benefits, so make a contribution today and start earning yours!