Not Again? at the Masur Museum 07/2/2014 to 10/11/2014 In a way Not Again?! is a homecoming for Greely Myatt. His second solo exhibition took place at the Masur in 1979. Since then he and the Masur have grown a great deal. Not Again?! is also a fitting metaphor for thinking about Myatt’s studio practice. He is interested in the cyclical nature of life and symbols. Myatt often gives found objects and well worn cultural cues new life while making art. His subject matter varies drastically from a painstakingly realistic depiction of an ice cream cone dropped mid-lick to an esoteric examination of how the Underground Railroad used quilt patterns to communicate in code. As a result viewing this exhibition is like life itself and runs the gamut from humor to tragedy; sometimes simultaneously (if you like ice cream). Specific subject matter aside, Myatt is most interested in communication as the theme within his work. He constructs art much like an author writes a sentence. In a sense, his materials provide a vocabulary and the means of fabrication becomes the punctuation that holds his work together; giving it a particular emphasis or sensibility. His titles often convey specific ideas about a work of art’s intended meaning, but as with most things it is up for debate. When different elements of a particular work of art are examined, things can change.
42nd Annual Cottonland Cluster of Dog Shows 08/29/2014 to 09/1/2014 Get ready for intense competition at this year's Cottonland Cluster of Dog Shows. The event includes four all breed dog shows and 23 specialty dog shows including Boxers, Basset Hounds, Chinese Shar-Peis, Schnauzers, and many more. Many of the dogs that participate continue to compete in New York’s televised broadcast of the Westminster Dog Show. More information to come.
Downtown Pigskin Pub Crawl 09/4/2014 Monroe Renaissance is kicking off the festive football season with their bi-monthly Downtown Pub Crawl. Participants check in at Bry Park, located at the corner of South Grand and Desiard Street. They will receive their pub passport, which will have a map and list of the participating locations, along with drink specials at each location. After making each stop and getting their passport stamped, pub-crawlers will drop off their completed passport at the last stop – Shananigan’s – for their chance to score a touchdown in the form of prizes donated by Marsala Beverage. Participants must be at least 21 years of age.
Host your event in Monroe-West Monroe, the meeting/event hub of North Louisiana. With our convenient location on I-20 between Jackson and Shreveport, this area is the prime spot for your next event. We offer a host of facilities that are ready to accommodate the most intimate of gatherings of even your large conference. And with 2,000 rooms, over 70 local restaurants and many shopping choices, Monroe-West Monroe has what you need to make your next meeting a success.
The Monroe Civic Center is the largest meeting facility in Northeast Louisiana, spanning 31 acres. As a full-service, multi-purpose facility, it features a variety of options to suit your meeting needs. Throughout the year many trade shows, conventions, musicals, and other events are held in the Monroe Civic Center.
With easy access from Interstate 20, it is a quick drive from any of the area hotels, the Monroe Regional Airport, and Highway 165. The convenient location and variety of facilities make the Monroe Civic Center the place for your upcoming events.
22,000 square foot convention center with 15 meeting rooms and multiple layout options
14,000 square foot conference hall, which seats 1,000 and may be divided into smaller rooms
46,025 square foot arena with stadium style seating for 7,600
Theatre is equipped with a state of the art sound system and seats over 2,000 with an orchestra and two balconies.
30,000 square foot equestrian pavilion with 76 permanent commercial stalls and other amenities
As a state-of-the-art facility located on the Monroe Civic Center property, the Monroe Convention Center serves as an ideal place for meetings, banquets, luncheons, conventions, conferences and trade shows.
The facility consists of over 22,000 square feet and has a variety of layouts available. Your group has the option of anything from six large rooms to 15 smaller breakout rooms. Each room is equipped with individual temperature control, variable lighting, sound systems, telephone, cable and computer connections.
When using the Convention Center, you can easily access other areas of the Civic Center via a climate controlled corridor. The interior corridor provides additional exhibit space.
Each room contains:
Individual temperature control
Monroe Civic Center Conference Hall
One of the three main buildings of the Civic Center is the 14,000 square foot Conference Hall. When using this facility, your group will have the option of dividing the Banquet Room into six sections.
The banquet area is located adjacent to the full-service kitchen. Catering is available from several local establishments for your banquet or luncheon needs.
The banquet hall is complete with a stage and audiovisual systems. Telephone service is available at your request.
Monroe Civic Center Equestrian Pavilion
The Equestrian Pavilion features a separate warm-up arena and trailer parking equipped with electricity and other amenities.
Monroe Civic Center Arena
The Arena provides 46,025 square feet of exhibit space with room for 200 booths and seating for 7,600. Many events can be held in the Arena, including concerts, large banquets, basketball, circuses, ice events, trade shows and rodeos.
Monroe Civic Center Theater
The W.L. “Jack” Howard Theatre offers:
a 73’ x 46’ stage
stage is equipped with 54 sets of scenery lights
6 dressing rooms
Full DMX controlled stage lighting
32 channel sound system
West Monroe Convention Center
This recently renovated multifunction facility lies in the center of West Monroe. Whether you want to rent the entire building or just a room, the Convention Center can accommodate your group with three conference halls, two dining rooms and a state-of-the-art executive board room.
Over thirty restaurants, nine hotels and many shopping opportunities are within a short drive. Trade shows, weddings, receptions, banquets and cultural events are hosted in the Convention Center throughout the year. For your convenience, the in-house catering staff will service your dining needs.
The experienced staff offers event planning and promotional services to make sure your event is a success.
3 conference halls which can be combined into one or two dining areas
An executive board room
3 meeting rooms available for breakout sessions
Entire building, including lobby, is available for rent
Wireless internet service on the premises is provided
Audiovisual equipment, staging and risers are available for rent
Full service catering is provided
Conference hall and lobby can accommodate up to 100 - 8x10 exhibitor spaces
With a location just off Interstate 20 on Highway 165, the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites is a great place to plan your next convention. Indoor and outdoor swimming pools, Legends of Louisiana Sports Bar & Grill and the French Market Cafe will give your group plenty to do in their downtime.
Whether your needs call for an intimate banquet for 12 or catering services for 500, the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites can satisfy you. Multiple meeting rooms are available to provide you with a professional atmosphere and over 21,000 square feet of meeting and exhibit space.
The friendly staff is eager to make certain that your convention is a huge success.
260 Hotel Rooms
12 meeting rooms & large dome area
Over 21,000 square feet of exhibit & meeting space
Largest room holds 450 reception-style
Dome can hold up to 57 booths or 450-500 in rounds of eight
Our newest hotel offers everything you need to be self-sufficient and productive. Free wireless high speed internet, work desks and 2,786 square feet of meeting and banquet space to accommodate up to 150 guests. The Hilton Garden Inn will help you stay organized by providing a free guest list manager and group personalized web page to keep everyone in touch and informed. The Great American Grill® restaurant offers convenience with made-to-order omelets, pancakes, and waffles, as well as lunch, dinner and evening room service. A complimentary 24-hour Business Center provides audiovisual equipment rental, photo copying and printer services.
134 Hotel Rooms
Full service banquet & catering facility
On-site sales & catering professionals
Audiovisual equipment including TV/VCR/DVD combo, overhead projector, projection screens, flip charts and podium.
Phone: (318) 398-0653
Address: 400 Mane Street, West Monroe www.stayhgi.com
Additional Meeting Facilities
American Legion Hall
Completely restored building in Forsythe Park with ample parking.
401 Forsythe Avenue Monroe, LA
Tel: (318) 387-1788
Located in downtown Monroe in a warehouse that dates back to 1916, this venue offers views of the city skyline, original brick walls, and contemporary furnishings.