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.