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Classes & Seminars

Professional Development Opportunities

Professional development offerings are designed to provide classroom teachers, arts teachers, and teaching artists with professional learning opportunities that enhance their understanding of the Arts and provide effective techniques to utilize in a class room setting.

Create U webinar Series

Create U is a professional development webinar series for artists and arts organizations in the 11-parish region that the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge serves. There is a new speaker every month whose goal is to help you expand professional skills and knowledge.


The Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge is offering two camps for the Summer of 2019. The Visual Art Mini Camp is tailored for middle and high school students and the Artsplosion! Summer Camp is for those that are elementary school aged.

Arts classes

Our classes are designed for individuals of all backgrounds to meet new people and expand their horizons through the Arts. Classes take place on the second floor of the Arts Council, inside the Firehouse Gallery.


Concerts & Events

River city jazz Masters

River City Jazz Masters is an annual series presented by the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge featuring some of the finest jazz artists performing on national and international stages.

Sunday in the Park

Sunday in the Park is a series of free outdoor concerts held each Fall and Spring in Downtown Baton Rouge at the Shaw Center for the Arts Plaza.

Baton rouge arts Market

The Baton Rouge Arts Market is an open air market held on the first Saturday of each month in conjunction with the weekly Red Stick Farmer's Market. The Arts Market is an opportunity for local artists to further their entrepreneurial experiences in selling their own work directly to the public.


The Arts Council of GBR is also an intermediator for those looking to submit their artwork (in whatever form it may be) to competitions that are juried either statewide or nationwide. Examples of these competitions are the Congressional Art Competition and the Poetry Out Loud competition.


Festival of lights

The Festival of Lights is a holiday celebration that takes place in Downtown Baton Rouge and has events for people of all ages.

On Pointe Music Series

Every Thursday, beginning March 7th, Baton Rouge residents and guests can enjoy a free evening music series at Pointe-Marie. Pointe-Marie Square is where all the magic happens (6pm-8pm). This easy access green space allows for people to bring their own lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy this gathering of local music.

Jazz Listening Room

The Jazz Listening Room is a series of cabaret style jazz concerts featuring nationally and internationally known acts in an intimate setting.


Art Routes

The mission of Art Routes is to provide opportunities for travelers to deepen their understanding of the world through the arts and generate innovative and creative ideas for the local community. Art Routes has previously travelled to Russia and Mexico, but will be heading to the Berkshires in 2019.

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Exhibitions & Residencies

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Baton Rouge Poet Laureate

The Baton Rouge Poet Laureate Program (BRPLP) celebrates Baton Rouge's rich culture and diversity through the work of a poet who will represent Baton Rouge by creative excitement about poetry through outreach, programs, teaching, and written work.


Flamenco Rouge

Through educational outreach and residency programs, Flamenco Rouge seeks to educate and enlighten persons of all ages, races and economic backgrounds by exposing them to the art of flamenco dance and guitar.


East BR Parish Housing Authority

The Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge has partnered with the East Baton Rouge Housing Authority to provide quality interactive arts outreach to their communities. We are sending some of our best teaching artists and performers in to bring the arts alive for families living at housing authority sites.


Artist Residencies

Teaching Artist Residencies provide instruction by a professional teaching artist in the discipline of dance, theatre, music, or visual art. The artist teaches their discipline collaboratively with the school's teachers and administrators to integrate the arts into academic subjects.


Firehouse Gallery

The Arts Council's Firehouse Gallery is a public space available to rent of exhibitions, rehearsals, and private/public events. It is a total of 1700 sq. feet on the second level of the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge. The space offers an open floor and wall-hanging spaces along with natural light and hard wood floors.


Art Flow

This juried art exhibition celebrates Louisiana artists in the capital city and invites innovation, intrigue, and inspiration to residents and visitors, while providing a platform for working professional artists in our region.


Festivals & Conferences


Ebb & flow Festival

Ebb & Flow Festival is an annual conglomerate of visual art, film, music festivals, interactive media, and conferences that falls from mid-March to mid-April.

Louisiana Arts Summit

The Louisiana Arts Summit is an annual event held by the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge in partnership with the Louisiana Division of the Arts. This Arts Summit is an educational experience for all those who attend; it includes two full days of workshops, networking, and mentoring opportunities for creative professionals.


Perkins rowe Arts Festival

Perkins Rowe and the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge will again partner to bring Baton Rouge the Annual Arts Festival. The arts market will feature many local artists exhibiting their crafts, canvases, jewelry, and more; live music and children's activities on both days, plus panels, demonstrations, and performances.

Creative Aging

Partnering with local organizations and artists, the Arts Council provides an annual day-long event including workshops, interactive presentations, and art demonstrations specifically focused on enriching the lives of the elderly and those who care for them.

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