Art and Culture
Ascension Parish offers a variety of museums, art galleries and specialty shops that are sure to interest those interested in the arts and culture of different areas.
River Region Art Gallery
Features a “GUMBO” of original artworks by all Louisiana Artists displaying fine art, folk art, jewelry, photography, and unique gift ideas. Special theme shows monthly in addition to over 90 Louisiana artists exhibiting. River Region Artists present an Awesome Art Extravaganza featuring over 140 artisans, held annually in Ascension Parish every second weekend of October.
The history of generations along the Mississippi River finds expression in the brush strokes of Alvin Batiste, self-taught, primitive artist, whose work has been critically acclaimed. Visitors may watch the artist at work, browse the gallery, commission and/or purchase original paintings.
River Road African American Museum
The River Road African American Museum collects, preserves and exhibits art, artifacts and buildings as it is related to the history and culture of African Americans in the rural communities along the Mississippi River between Baton Rouge and New Orleans.
The Cajun Village
A collection of restored Acadian buildings housing unique shops and galleries featuring original Louisiana artists and products, an alligator pond, the Coffee House and more.
Louisiana Pottery: [225-675-5572] A wonderful collection of pottery and art from Louisiana artists. Louisiana Pottery also offers hand-building pottery classes for adults and children.
Cajun Village Antiques: [225-675-2782] An eclectic collection of old and new Louisiana products, from antiques to Christmas ornaments. You’re sure to find something to take home from this shop
C&C Treasures: [225-675-6313] Are you excited by the thought of finding treasures from generations past? You’ve come to the right place – C and C Treasures has a diverse selection of wonderful antiques to search through and find treasures to bring home.
The Cajun Shop: [225-675-2640] Specializing in Louisiana products and souvenirs. Pick up your LSU, Saints, and Cajun gear, all while tapping your feet to the beat of lively Cajun music.
Cajun Village Gifts: [225-675-5299] A special boutique for mothers and daughters. Fashion clothing, jewelry, hair adornments, purses, accessories and more
Bee Vee’s Goodies: [225-933-1023] Monogramed gifts and treasures, wooden gifts, and personalized items for children and grown ups.
Boniblu Fine Candles & Louisiana Wines: [225-675-6184] & [504-388-3291] Hand-poured candles from the finest quality wax blends and 100% pure scented oils. This shop also sells muscadine wines from Casa de Sue winery, a local Louisiana winery.