Arts Organizations

Spectral Sisters

Spectral Sisters Productions is an all-volunteer organization, having no paid officers or positions. Producers, Directors, Actors and Tech professionals donate their time and talents because a shared love of the theater.

Contact: Allen Rowlen

Phone: 318-880-5319

Red River Dance

Red River Dance Theatre Company is a non-profit performing arts organization in central Louisiana. We provide quality supplemental training for area dancers, culminating in performances for the community. RRDT does not compete with local dance studios for students. We supplement the training that dancers receive at their home studios with additional classes and local performance opportunities. For more information, visit their website,!

Contact: Linda Mioton

Phone: 318-443-7500

Contemporary Artists' Guild

The Contemporary Artsts' Guild (CAG) is an organization of visual artists united to promote the artistic endeavors of each individual member and to foster the growth and development of a cultural atmosphere in the community.

Contact: Anna Dubois

Phone: 318-613-5650

Central Louisiana Arts and Healthcare

The mission of Central Louisiana Arts & Healthcare is to provide innovative arts programming in healthcare settings, to promote healing for patients, respite for family members and stress relief for medical personnel.

Their major goals are to increase overall patient and staff satisfaction through arts-based stress relief, provide patients with arts experiences that assist with the healing process, and create a warmer, uplifting and welcoming hospital environment.

Contact: Judy Ginsburgh

Phone: 318-769-7602

Rapides Parish Library

Providing quality entertainment for kids during its summer reading program.

Contact: Karla Kirby

Phone: 318-442-2483

Re//DEFINED Project

The Re//DEFINED Project is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that creates, launches, and manages educational and community project and social initiatives.

Contact: C. Ray Lewis

Address: Alexandria Mall 3437 Masonic Dr, Suite 700 Alexandria, LA 71301

Red River Chorale

The Red River Chorale is a non-sectarian, audition-only choral group open to anyone in the Central Louisiana area who desires to sing challenging, quality music. The Chorale offers the opportunity to rehearse and perform the world's greatest music with a large group of talented singers.

Phone: 318-473-2552

Address: 1101 4th St., Suite 201, Alexandria LA, 71301

Theatre Louisiana College

The theatrical division of the Department of Communication Arts at Louisiana College in Pineville produces 3 to 5 dramatic presentations each year. Theatre Louisiana College is regionally recognized for its quality productions and has received several awards for its productions.

Contact: Mrs. Tabitha Huffman

Phone: 318-487-7495

Address: Louisiana College, Pineville, LA 71360

Rapides Symphony Orchestra

Now entering its 50th concert season, the Rapides Symphony Orchestra performs four concerts per year as well as Pops in the Park and other bonus events. As a regional, professional orchestra, the Rapides Symphony offers several classical, pops, family and educational concerts at the Coughlin-Saunders Performing Arts Center in downtown Alexandria.

Contact: Joshua Zona

Phone: 318-484-4479

Address: 1101 4th St. Suite 201, Alexandria, LA 71301

River Oaks Square Arts Center

River Oaks Square is a contemporary arts (visual) and crafts center made up of resident artists. Most of the work displayed in the studios is available for purchase and many artists accept commissions.

Contact : Rachel Dauzat, Executive Director

Phone: 318-473-2670 or 318-487-8002

Address: 1330 Main St., Alexandria, LA 71301

T.R.E.E. House Childrens Museum

T.R.E.E. House is a unique educational and cultural resource that represents the community's interest and investment in our children and their childhood. The museum provides playful learning experiences and environments where children (4-12 years), families, schools and community groups discover and explore their world through hands-on, exhibits and programs. The mission statement succinctly summarizes the Museum's commitment to the education of young children: Planting the seeds of learning.

Contact: Kara Edwards

Phone: 318-619-9394

Address: 1204 Third St., Alexandria, LA 71301

City Park Players

A community theater that has been entertaining area residents for over sixty years. This group presents five productions annually in the Kress Theater.

Phone: 318-484-4478

Address: 1101 4th St, Suite 201

LSUA Empty Space Players

LSUA’s Spring Renaissance Festival has been an annual event on campus for several years now. In part an attempt to recreate the life and exuberant spirit of Elizabethan England, the festival features music and song, dance, theater, games, and historical reenactment. Each year the festival’s center-piece has been an outdoor performance by students and faculty of one of the plays of William Shakespeare; past productions have included The Tempest, The Merchant of Venice, and Measure for Measure. The festival is also a fair at which aspiring entrepreneurs can advertise and sell their wares; visitors to the festival can buy books, jewelry, trinkets and knick-knacks, arts and crafts, as well as food and beverages. The festival is open to members of the public at no charge; visitors are encouraged to come in costume.

Contact: Robert Harper

Phone: 318-427-4458

Address: 8100 Hwy South, Alexandria, La 72802

Alexandria Museum of Art

Alexandria Museum of Art offers programming that is collaborative in nature, beneficial to the community, and advances our mission to preserve, exhibit, and promote visual art throughout Central Louisiana in a way that contributes to the quality of life. Present offerings include: Yoga in the Gallery, Museum After Hours Events, Saturday Seminar Classes, Art Express Outreach Program, Journeys & Visions Custom Tours, Second Saturday Market at the Museum, and Rotating Art Exhibits. For more information, visit their website,

Contact: Catherine Pears, Executive Director

Phone: 318-443-3458

Address: 933 Main St., Alexandria, LA 71301

Louisiana History Museum

The Louisiana History Museum and Alexandria Genelogical Library started life as the Alexandria Public library in 1907. Remodeled in the 1970's and again in 2003 it now houses one of the largest genealogical librarys in the state. The Louisiana History Museum, downstairs has over 50 displays from prehistoric time till now. Admission is free and guided tours can be arranged. You and your family can spend several hours enjoying our museum.

Contact: Dale Genius, Director

Phone: 318-487-8556

Address: 503 Washington St., Alexandria, LA 71301

For more info, contact the Arts Council at
or by e-mailing us at

Arts Council of Central Louisiana
1101 4th Street, Suite 201
Alexandria, LA 71301