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DOWNTOWN RUSTON 2016 North Central Louisiana Arts Council


Saturday 10-11am @ Railroad Park

Get hand’s on! Bonnie Ferguson, Christiane Drieling, April Honaker, Victoria Smith and Catherine McVea will offer free children’s art projects.

PERFORMING ARTS FRIDAY - See General Schedule Rhapsody Quartet, a cappella harmony Cain Budds, classical guitar SATURDAY - See General Schedule Grassfire, bluegrass Tech Theatre Players, street theatre Ionian Trio, dulcimer ensemble Implosion Percussion, percussion ensemble


Saturday 10am-11am @ Railroad Park

Watch artists in action! Drop bucks in buckets to vote for your favorite painting as it’s being made right before your eyes! Voting from 10-11:30. Paintings are for sale from 10-11:30.


Saturday - See General Schedule Shannan Inman: calligraphy at Sue Paperie Lacey Stinson: life drawing at Beau Monde Jim Huckabay: watercolor at Main St. Exchange Todd Cloe: woodturning at Railway Coffee Raluca Iancu: needle felting at Frame of Mind


5-9pm: Artists on site in each participating shop 6-7pm: Performance: Rhapsody Quartet, a cappella harmony, at House of Flowers #24 7-8pm: Performance: Cain Budds, classical guitar, at Trenton Interiors & Co. #11

SATURDAY 10-5pm: Artists on site in each participating shop 10-11am: Sprout Hour, free art activities for children, at Railroad Park 10-11am: Art Battle, live art-making competition, at Railroad Park -vote and bid on your favorite! 11-11:45am: Demo: Shannan Inman, calligraphy, at Sue Paperie #22 11-Noon: Performance: Grassfire, bluegrass, at Cotton Top Print Shop #20 11:30 – 12:15: Demo: Lacey Stinson, life drawing, at Beau Monde #17 12-2pm: Performance: Tech Theatre Players, street theatre, at RE/MAX Realty #8 12-12:45pm: Demo: Jim Huckabay, watercolor, at Main St. Exchange #16 12:30-1:15pm: Demo: Todd Cloe, woodturning, at Railway Coffee #9 1-1:45pm: Demo: Raluca Iancu, needle felting, at Frame of Mind #3 2-3pm: Performance: Ionian Trio, dulcimer ensemble, at Townsend House Gifts #29 5:30-7:30pm: Performance: Implosion Percussion, percussion ensemble, at Sundown Tavern #23

1. Studio 301

301 N Trenton Studio 301 is hosting the HAT Group Exhibition in their beautiful exhibition space. Artists from the Holiday Arts Tour have the opportunity to compete for awards in this exhibition.  Stop by and vote for your favorite artist for the People’s Choice Award.

2. WAG Studio

210 W Alabama Ave WAG (Women’s Art Group) is a group of artists who are dedicated to working together to provide inspiration, critique, and knowledge of the visual arts. WAG is featuring 7 artists: Karen Armstrong, Nan Cole, Beth Holland, Catherine McVea, Annie Richardson, Noula Rodakis, and Linda Snider-Ward.

3. Frame of Mind

203 W Alabama St Frame of Mind—a custom framing and fine art gallery—boasts a large selection of high quality frames. Albino Hinojosa is an acclaimed realist of the 21st century and has devoted himself to reviving the world of realism.  Raluca Iancu’s work explores disaster, tragedy, memory and vulnerability through mediums such as felt, printmaking and installation. Raluca will offer a demo Saturday at 1pm

4. Rumo’s Barber Shop

203 W Alabama St Rumo’s is a hybrid Salon/Barber shop delivering classic barber looks and modern salon color and cuts. Todd Maggio is displaying his handmade notepads, which blend fine art and utilitarian design. Using the skateboard as his canvas, Ricky McDaniel is displaying his uniquely painted designs.

5. Fine Line Supply Co.

207 W Alabama St Ruston’s art supply and large format color printing shop, Fine Line supplies products that suit all artistic needs. Fine Line is also our HAT Title Sponsor! Julie Crews uses oil paint to give beauty to ordinary moments. Frank Hamrick gives us an alternative to the traditional method of exhibiting photographs through his handmade photo books. and

6. Penderie de Ruston Boutique

206 N Trenton St Penderie, a stylish boutique in downtown Ruston, happily hosts watercolorist Dianne Douglas. Dianne works small, distilling the essence of each scene to eliminate extraneous detail.

7. Accent of the East

122 N Trenton St Accent of the East specializes in imported gifts, as well as clock and watch repair. Ruth Yung utilizes traditional Chinese techniques to make one of a kind stone jewelry.  Leigh Buffington paints in many different types of mediums and her love of electric color is apparent.

8. RE/MAX Results Realty

201 N Trenton St RE/MAX is a full service real estate company in downtown Ruston. RE/MAX is proudly hosting Linda Dwyer. Linda has her own style of painting watercolors on canvas inspired by Morosky and Monet. Stop by Saturday at noon to see the Tech Theatre Players!

9. Railway Coffee

202 W Mississppi Ave Railway Coffee is a third-wave specialty coffee shop that proudly serves locally roasted coffee. Zeppy Chang is a self-published author with seven books to his name and is currently working on the eighth. Todd Cloe makes lovely wooden rings and is an award-winning sculptor. He will do a demo Saturday at 12:30.

10. Amberley’s Aveda Concept Salon

206 W Mississippi Ave Amberley’s Aveda Concept Salon is your pampering destination. Amberley’s is hosting Christiane Drieling, who is known for her fine crafted art objects, including paintings and sculptures.

11. Trenton Interiors & Company

111 N Trenton St At Trenton Interiors & Company, you will find an upscale home interior showroom to fit all styles. Artists Nick and Hannah Bustamante are husband and wife. While Nick’s work is a contemporary extension of the rich tradition of narrative painting. Hannah’s work is full of whimsical, illustrative designs. Hear Guitarist Cain Budds Friday at 7pm.

12. Vintage and Vogue

103 N Trenton St Vintage and Vogue is a local emporium featuring the best gifts of yesterday and delicious chocolates. Michele McGehee creates amazing “jewelry art” using an assortment of antique watch parts, chains and Victorian pieces.

13. The Fashion of Ruston

208 W Park Ave The Fashion is a locally owned retail boutique in downtown Ruston catering to women of all ages. The Fashion is proud to host Martin Graham Meyers in the carriageway.  Meyers is a commercial photographer based out of Ruston. Check out his 1000 portrait project!

14. Chartreuse Pear

210 W Park Ave Chartreuse Pear is a charming gift and antique shop that is happy to be hosting Dorene Kordal and Josh Mitchell. Kordal’s felt work is first and foremost based on repurposing and recycling. Mitchell’s geometric wooden wall hangings and furniture pieces are a special treat.

15. Cricket’s Grace

108 S Trenton Cricket’s Grace is a boutique offering simple, statement making clothing for the sophisticated woman. Cricket’s Grace is hosting Casey Thurmon, our youngest artist, who loves sharing joy through her art.

16. Main Street Exchange

122 S Trenton St Main Street Exchange carries a curated selection of repurposed handmade goods and art to support carefully chosen charities. Jim Huckabay works to explore the endless possibilities of interpretation attainable with water media. He will do a demonstration Saturday at noon.

17. Beau Monde Boutique

130 W Park Ave Beau Monde Boutique specializes in women’s clothing and accessories for any occasion. Beau Monde is hosting Lacey Stinson whose work displays his technical excellence, creative ingenuity, and adept draftsman’s hand. Lacey will do a demonstration Saturday at 11:30

18. Lagniappe Embroidery & Gift Shoppe

130 W Park Ave Lagniappe Embroidery & Gift Shoppe has many one of a kind items to choose from and personalize your way. Jerry and Merilynn Whittle are a husband and wife team on the Holiday Arts Tour. Jerry is a published author and playwright. Merilynn’s beautifully wood burnt walking canes are unique, one of kind items.

19. Patton’s Downtown

126 W Park Ave Patton’s Downtown features outdoor and prep super brands. Patton’s is happy to host Allen Tuten who enjoys the beauty of grain and colors in wood.  He is focused on creating a tangible, usable work of art.

20. Cotton Top Print Shop

118 W Park Ave Cotton Top Print Shop specializes in screen printing, graphic design, photography and more. Shawn Hood is proudly hosted by Cotton Top Print Shop. Shawn’s photography captures the wonderment of the world around her and allows us to be immersed in that world. Grassfire will perform Saturday at 11am.

21. Rodeo Boutique

116 W Park Ave Rodeo Boutique is a boutique that can dress any lady for any occasion. Rodeo Boutique is happy to host Victoria Smith whose whimsical and quirky personality shines through her paintings, which have a storybook type narrative.

22. Sue Paperie

112 W Park Ave Sue Paperie is your stop for all things stationary. Artist Shannan Inman is displaying her uniquely made, “one-of a kind” calligraphy pieces. Shannan will demonstrate Saturday at 11am.

23. Sundown Tavern

111 E Park Ave Sundown Tavern is the downtown lunch hot spot and the perfect place to wind down. Featuring LA Tech student artwork by Keith Matthews, Zach Hannibal, David Reid, and members of the Artist Alliance. Saturday 5:30-7:30pm Implosion Percussion will be performing. and

24. House of Flowers & Cake Shoppe

100 N Vienna St House of Flowers & Cake Shoppe is the perfect place to stop for a tasty treat while on the Tour. Emily Pullin’s dog portraits convey so much expression that she gives a gift to each owner by capturing their dog’s personalities. Hear the music of Rhapsody Quartet Friday evening at 6pm.

25. The Frame Up

102 N Vienna St The Frame Up specializes in custom framing of all items. Ronnie Barnes specializes in expressing his love of wildlife and nature through his oil landscapes.  

26. Embellishments

104 N Vienna St Embellishments is a unique gift shop specializing in jewelry and home decor. Lauren Jennings creates beautiful necklaces with bits of honeycomb and bees that come from her own beehives.

27. Durrett Law & Title

202 N Vienna St Durrett Law & Title has the knowledge to provide you with the highest level of service. View this fun window display by the high school students of Cedar Creek School’s art program, where children K-12 are given the opportunity for creative growth and development.

28. Kelly Moore Bag

204 N Vienna St Kelly Moore bags are designed for both men and women with great looking, high quality camera bags that don’t look like your average camera bag. Nicole Duet’s work explores the connections between sights, experiences and understanding.  Jake Dugard is a graphic designer who has immersed himself in both the design and craft world locally and abroad. and

29. Townsend House Gifts

410 N Bonner St It is a treat to shop at Townsend House Gifts where you will find the perfect gift for any home. Richard Kordal will be displaying his modern one-of-a-kind golf ball clocks and his handpoured candles. Rabbet Run will offer beautiful wooden cutting boards. Ionian Trio will perform Saturday at 2pm.

Exclusive Private Studios Check out these private artists’ studios!

30. Hooshang Studio

1001 Cedar Creek Rd Visit with artist Hooshang in his in-home studio. View genres that include florals, abstracts, landscapes and running horses. Both originals and prints available in palettes that range from gray to a variety of colorful hues. Many gallery-wrap canvases, ready to hang, in large selection of sizes – from 6x6 to 48x60 inches. DIRECTIONS: From downtown Ruston, go north on either U.S. 167 or Hwy 33 (Farmerville Hwy). From 167, turn right onto Kentucky; then left onto Cedar Creek Rd. From Hwy 33, turn left onto Kentucky; then right onto Cedar Creek Rd. 1001 Cedar Creek is 2nd house on left.

31. M Douglas Walton Studio & Grounds

150 Encounter Point Douglas Walton’s home, studio, and grounds are a destination not to be missed. A tour of this special place is sure to indulge your senses and inspire your creativity.  Art and artifacts from around the world blanket the property.   DIRECTIONS: From I20, take Exit 84 and turn N onto Cooktown Rd. Turn left onto W Kentucky/Hwy 544 at the 4way stop. Veer right to stay on Hwy 544  W. Turn right onto Encounter Point. Your destination is I50 Encounter Point. SATURDAY ONLY

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Numbers correspond with locations inside booklet. Plus #30 and #31, special off-site private artists’ studios A big thanks to our 2016 Holiday Arts Tour Title Sponsor: Fine Line Supply, offering customers products that suit their artistic needs while providing exceptional value. Holiday Arts Tour is supported by a grant from the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts council and administered by the Shreveport Regional Arts Council.

Holiday Arts Tour 2016  
Holiday Arts Tour 2016