The twin cities are filled with opportunities to explore the arts. Ballets, orchestra, theatre, and choirs can all be found throughout the year. Fine art is no exception. From art museums to art crawls, discover talented locals, or catch widely known artists. The 5 places below will get you in touch with your artsy side:
Downtown Gallery Crawls are held on the first Thursday bi-monthly in both Monroe and West Monroe. Discover art up close at one of the eight galleries that participate. Enjoy food, drinks, and live music. They even have STEAM activities for the kids! Don’t miss out on this special art event in Monroe-West Monroe.
Art Museum? Yes please! The Masur Museum of Art is listed on the National Register of Historical Places offering the perfect place to view art. The museum features permanent collection of paintings, prints, and sculptures as well as different exhibitions throughout the year. Want to learn more about art? Art lectures, talks, and art classes for children and adults are conducted throughout the year. Be sure to check out their Facebook for these events.
The Levee Gallery is located off on North 18th Street in Monroe and focuses on contemporary art. The Levee Gallery exhibits rotate monthly and shows works of established and up and coming contemporary, local and regional art. You will find paintings, sculptures, wood, jewelry, photography, and more. The Levee Gallery also offers placement consultations.
The Biedenharn Bible Museum changes up exhibits yearly. Starting March 12, 2020, you can see Adam and Eve – The Garden and Beyond Exhibit. This exhibit will focus on images that tell the story of Adam and Eve. You will see work from artists including Salvador Dali, Marc Chagall, and more. This exhibit will be on view until January 9, 2021.
Want to join in on the fun and make your own art? Mojoy Studio has you covered! Offering art classes and workshops for both kids and adults! Make paintings, jewelry, vision boards, and so much more! Check out their Facebook to see pictures of their creations and to stay up to date on their events.
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