Art & Culture - Tour Ascension

Art & Culture

Alvin Batiste

alvinThe 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.

At Framer Dave’s
512 Mississippi St.
Donaldsonville, LA 70346
Contact: David Imbraguglio
Phone: 225-473-8536
Fax: 225-473-8536

Hours: Tues – Fri 10 am – 5:00 pm;
Sat 10 am – 2 pm (Call First)
Admission: No
Tour Length: 30 min./No limit
Group Size (Min/Max): No Limitations


River Region Art Gallery

art_gumboFeatures 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.

1008 W. Hwy 30
Gonzales, LA 70737
Contact: Donna Braud
Phone: 225-644-8496

Hours: Saturday-Sunday: 12:00pm-4:00pm


 The Cajun Village

TheCajunVillageA collection of restored Acadian buildings housing unique shops and galleries featuring original Louisiana artists and products, an alligator pond, the Coffee House and more.



6470 Hwy 22
Sorrento, LA 70778
Phone: 225-675-557

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.

Swamp Pop Candy Shop


Lamar-Dixon Expo Center

Lamar-Dixon-Expo-CenterMulti purpose event facility.

9039 St. Landry Rd., Gonzales
Phone: 225-621-1700

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