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Hear the tale of the man who first bottled Coca-Cola, explore hardwood forests and swamps on scenic hiking trails, and enjoy locally made craft beer and wine. These are just three of many things to do in Monroe-West Monroe, Louisiana. Whether you’re looking to escape to the great outdoors or for a fun vacation for the whole family, you’ll find it here. Monroe-West Monroe’s attractions ranging from art galleries and a military museum to gardens, golf courses, and wildlife refuges, provide countless experiences that will have you coming back for more. Browse the following list of attractions in Monroe-West Monroe and add any that catch your eye to your travel itinerary to create North Louisiana adventure of your own.


Creative Paintings, Incorporated

410 North 6th Street, Suite 2, West Monroe

Luna Blue Yoga Studio and Gallery

428 DeSiard Street, Monroe
Luna Blue Yoga Studio and Gallery is a beautiful and airy space located in historic downtown Monroe. Luna Blue holds yoga classes 7 days a week and is the newest member in the Downtown Arts Alliance, showcasing artists during the Downtown Gallery Crawl which is held on the first Thursday every other month. Come see the benefits your mind, body and soul will experience at Luna Blue Yoga Studio and Gallery!

DOWNSTAIRS Gallery & Studio

137 Art Alley, Monroe
Open for crawls and Saturday-Sunday 2:30 pm-5:30 pm. Features different artists each crawl.

The Big Room Gallery

135 Art Alley, Monroe
Open for crawls and by appointment. Features different artists each crawl.

University of Louisiana at Monroe Visual and Performing Arts

700 University Ave. BiedenHarn Hall, Monroe
VAPA programs are designed to develop your expertise, challenge your creativity, and fuel your passion for the arts!

Twin City Ballet Company

2905 Desoto St., Monroe
Founded in 1970, the Twin City Ballet Company is a premiere regional dance company located in Monroe, LA committed to community enrichment through artistic and educational excellence throughout Northeast Louisiana. Twin City Ballet Company achieves and inspires excellence in dance by offering mastery of the discipline, outstanding performances, and community education/outreach.
Strauss Youth Academy for the Arts offers the very first comprehensive programming in the arts for youth in Northeast Louisiana. SYAA enourages youth to get involved, be creative and to have fun while learning.

Strauss Theatre Center

1300 Lamy Ln., Monroe
Strauss Theatre is home to a variety of stage performances throughout the year. Providing dramas, comedies, and good times for the entire family. The staff and cast members contribute a strong artistic force in the Northeast Louisiana region.

Monroe Symphony Orchestra

700 University Ave, Monroe
Providing live, symphonic music of high artistic quality for the education and enjoyment of the people of Northeast Louisiana and the region.

Louisiana Delta Ballet

710 Highway 139, Monroe
It is Louisiana Delta Ballet's goal to bring quality ballet to North Louisiana. The Company consists of pre-professional dancers from a sixteen parish area of North Louisiana. LDB has become a vessel for dancers to pursue a professional dance career and has also contributed to an increase in the appreciation for the arts in the community.

Northeast Louisiana Arts Council

2305 North 7th Street, West Monroe
The Northeast Louisiana Arts Council serves as a resource for the arts and cultural information for the region. Their online calendar contains information about art shows, musicals, theatre performances, and more.

Ouachita River Art Gallery

308 Trenton Street, West Monroe
Here’s a great find where over 25 regional artists showcase their talents with an exciting variety of mediums in this quaint gallery located in Antique Alley. Traditional and contemporary paintings, sculpture, ceramics, woodwork, photography, jewelry, glass-fused items, even note cards and special novelty items. An annual art extravaganza is held each November. Workshops are offered at various times in the year.

Upstairs Gallery

135 Art Alley, Monroe

The Sugar Gallery

135 Art Alley, Monroe

Palace Gallery

220 Desiard Street, Monroe

MAD Gallery

130 Art Alley, Monroe

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