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June Downtown Gallery Crawl

By Melanie Moffett
In Bayou Scene
Jun 26th, 2014

Downtown Monroe and West Monroe came alive June 5, for an Art Crawl Celebration, a partnership between downtown businesses, galleries, and the community of artists who call this region home. Nine galleries featured hundreds of works by dozens of local artists while musical entertainment and light hors d’oeuvres kept everyone in the celebratory spirit.

Among the most popular attractions at the June event, Melanie Fitzgerald Douthit’s paintings had everyone abuzz at the River Gallery. Down the street, Nashville artist Jonathan Edelhuber set up shop in the Palace Gallery, while just around the corner at Livaudais Studio, owners Joli Livaudais and Jason Grisham hosted Portland, OR photographer Mandy Tran. Tran also gave an artist’s talk before the crawl.

The Downtown Gallery Crawl is held every other month throughout the year and is made possible by generous sponsorships from Creed Law Offices, Bancorp South, the Convention and Visitors Bureau, Sir Speedy, and more than a dozen other businesses and individuals.