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The Arts Council’s Firehouse Gallery is a public space available to rent for exhibitions, rehearsals, private and public events. The gallery is a 1700 square foot finished space on the second-level of the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge, located at 427 Laurel Street in Downtown Baton Rouge. The space offers generous open floor and wall- hanging spaces, natural light from a large picture window and hard wood floors.

For more information and to rent the space, contact curator Kelsey Livingston at or call 225-344-8558 ext. 223.

Regular Gallery Hours: Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 5:00pm, and reception times listed below.

Want to volunteer with the Firehouse Gallery? We’d love that! Click HERE to fill out our volunteer application form to help us with exhibition installations or artist receptions.

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Type of call: Call for visual art, 2d, 3d, video, or installation to be installed in the Firehouse Gallery for the month of February 2019.

Purpose: The Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge has partnered with Culture Candy to showcase a month long “Stabbed in the Art” Exhibition. The purpose of this exhibition is to further the experience of the exhibiting artists to demonstrate how to prepare, hang, & document for a longer exhibition as an individual artist. Participating artists will be invited to the Pro-Tips session before the reception at the Arts Council, which will serve as professional development for the artists & explain all the resources available to them via the Arts Council.

Theme: “Stabbed in the Heart” – We all know that February is all about Love. Show us your love, and anti-love artworks!

Location: Firehouse Gallery, 427 Laurel St. Baton Rouge, LA 70817.

Submission Guidelines: Artists are encouraged to send a single pdf with 3-5 samples of their work, and an artist statement. Priority will be given to those who live in Louisiana. All interested applicants please provide the following:

Artist info: Name, Address, Phone, email, and website.

Art info: Title, dimensions, medium, date, price.

Framing/Mounting: All items submitted need to be hang/display ready.

Deadline: Submissions will be accepted until Midnight of January 21, 2019. No late submissions will be considered.

How to Submit: Artists should submit the requested information, or questions, to the Arts Council’s visual arts curator, Kelsey Livingston at or call 225-344-8558.


            Submission deadline – Midnight of January 21, 2019.

            Artist Notification – Wednesday, January 21, 2019.

            Artwork drop off – Monday, January 28 through Thursday, January 31, 2019.

            Install (Artist presence requested – part of Prof. Develop.) Friday, Feb. 1, 1-5pm.

            Artist Reception – Friday, February 15th, 6-8pm.

            De-install – (Artist presence requested – part of Prof. Develop.) Thurs. Feb. 28

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