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

Features a “GUMBO” of original artworks by all Louisiana Artists displaying fine art, folk art, jewelry, photography, and unique gift ideas.

320 East Ascension St
Gonzales, LA 70737

Phone: 225-644-8496

Hours: Tues-Sat: 11:0pm-4:30pm, Sunday: 12pm-4pm


 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

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.

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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