Rivertown Arts Council

The establishment of the Rivertown Arts Council comes on the heels of the exciting news that state officials have designated Rivertown as one of just 36 Main Street communities in Louisiana. This designation makes multiple state and federal resources available, including training materials and expertise to guide the continued growth of the historic district.

One of the main goals of an Arts Council would be to set up an Artist Co-op in Rivertown. A co-op of artists would not only operate an arts market but also could hold workshops and other events to promote the arts.

Members of an Artist’s Co-op will be able to take advantage of the Cultural District status recently awarded to Rivertown by state officials. That allows artists within the district to sell their artwork tax-free.

Establishing the Rivertown Arts Council is another step toward emphasizing the arts in Rivertown. The vision is a community for people looking for artwork for their homes and businesses. 

Anyone who is an artist, art teacher or has a significant connection to the arts can apply for a spot on the Arts Council by submitting a resume, CV and a brief statement explaining the individual’s interest in joining the council.

The Arts Councl is a piece of the puzzle that will eventually result in a vibrant Rivertown where people can go to buy art, stop by a satellite state Motor Vehicle office, have a great meal and enjoy top quality theater productions or planetarium/laser shows.