Meet us in Natchitoches!

Louisiana Partnership for the Arts (LPA) will be holding its November Cultural Forum in beautiful and historic Natchitoches on November 4th and 5th, 2015.

This will be the most exciting and interactive convening to date! There will be a cocktail mixer, selected performances, cultural excursion and Professional Development presentations from Regional Development Agencies all across the state. Sound interesting? Then read on and see what is in store!

Wednesday, November 4th

6 P.M. Cocktail Swirl This will be a fun and informal opportunity to get to know our Louisiana Partnership for the Arts Board members, RDA’s from across the state, State Arts Council Members, artists, presenters and those who advocate for the arts in Louisiana. There will be abundant libations and buffet style cocktail horsderves served.

Address for the Cocktail Swirl will be emailed directly to all of those who *RSVP.

7:30 P.M. Highlights from NSU’s production of “Rent”

After cocktails there is nothing better than a little high quality entertainment. The party will continue as we head over to Northwestern State University of Louisiana, for a viewing of some of the highlights of their acclaimed production of “Rent.” It is rumored that it is equalled only by the Broadway show itself, so don’t miss it!

Thursday, November 5th
Cultural Forum
The Forum will be held in the Recital Hall on the campus of the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts (LSMSA) of Northwestern State University.
715 University Pkwy, Natchitoches, LA 71457

8:45 am. – 9:15 am – Coffee & Networking

9:15 am – 9:45 am – Welcome and Opening Comments

9:45 am – 10:00 am – State of the Arts in Louisiana

10:00 am – 11:30 am – Professional Development
The Regional Development Agencies (RDAs) across the state will each give a presentation that will describe the area it serves and information specific to the region it serves, including: the programming it offers, the grant programs available in its region, and opportunities for artists. 

11:30 am – 1:00 pm – Lunch and Discussions
Lunch will be provided for all Cultural Forum attendees at the LSMSA cafeteria.

1:00 pm – Cultural Excursion
In the afternoon, all of our attendees will have a comp viewing of the recently refurbished murals of plantation life painted by Clementine Hunter, and an opportunity to visit the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and NW Louisiana Historical Museum.  This much-discussed building has won international architectural awards and is part of the Natchitoches Historic District and famed “Front Street”.

All of our events are free and open to the public but you must *RSVP!


It’s easy! To RSVP to any or all events, simply email us directly at louisianapartnership4arts@gmail with the subject line November Forum and the names and events of those attending in the body of the email.
Jane and John Deaux
Cocktail Swirl and Cultural Forum
Since we will be providing catered horsderves and lunch, we will need an accurate headcount for each event. RSVP’s must be received by October 28th.

Need accommodations? 
LPA has blocked off rooms for the; Judge Porter House, Andrew Morris House, Queen Anne, and Violet Hill ( You must mention LPA when making these reservations.We also recommend rooms at the following locations:
The Rusca House (
Church Street Inn (

Book you room today!