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Christmas 2018 Parade in Grand Cane

The holidays are right around the corner!

Make plans to attend the Christmas Parade in Grand Cane on Saturday, December 1st from 10am-2pm. The shops will be open and the Village is planning a tree lighting ceremony in the park afterwards. The Gallery will feature a new body of work being presented for the first time by Lenora DeLude, as well as new pieces by our other artists.

We hope to see you there!

DAC Annual Meeting

Our annual meeting will be held on August 23 at 6:30 in the DAC Gallery. Come join us to hear our guest speaker, Sana McWilliams, present a few of her art pieces and talk about her inspiration.

DAC members may also participate in voting for board members. We have two members up for renewing their terms– Gloria Peters and Mark Poole. We also have two who would like to be voted on the board– Kathleen Davis and Cindy Williams. Kathleen is new to DAC, and Cindy was on the board previously.

We will have light refreshments available. We hope to see you there!

June 2018 Art Classes

The Desoto Arts Council is excited to announce our upcoming art classes! Join us this June for the following courses:

  • Wednesday, June 6 at 10AM
    Colored Pencil with Wayne Roberts
  • Wednesday, June 20 at 10AM
    Colored Pencil with Wayne Roberts
  • Saturday, June 23 at 9AM
    Painting with Don Edwards
  • TBA
    Oil Painting with Ron Kidwell

If you would like to sign up for one (or all!) of the classes, or have any questions, please contact us or call us at  318-470-0420. We look forward to seeing you there!

Art in the Park 2018

The Desoto Arts Council is excited to announce that Art in the Park 2018 is almost here! On April 14 from 10am to 2pm, we will be hosting the festival along with our special guest artist, Jim Huckabay, and the musical stylings of Blueberry Jam.

We will also be hosting the “Artists of Tomorrow” youth arts contest! Instructions and prize information, as well as the entry form, can be found below. Best of luck in the contest, and we look forward to seeing you all at Art in the Park!

Entrant Instructions 2018

Art Show Entry 2018

Red Envelope Fundraiser

It’s that time of the year again! Desoto Arts Council has kicked off our annual ‘Red Envelope’ fundraiser. If you don’t receive an invitation in the mail and are interested in donating, please let us know. We will be glad to send you information.

This is our only scheduled fund drive each year, and without the support of the community, we couldn’t keep the doors open. You may download the DAC Annual Red Envelope Fund Raiser Form and mail it to our office at:

Desoto Arts Council
P.O.Box 352
Grand Cane , LA 71032

Thank you for your generosity!

Christmas Parade and Patsy Atkins

The Grand Cane Pioneer Days Christmas Parade is set for the 2nd
of December. Please stop by the Gallery to see the fantastic art on display by our feature artist Patsy Atkins. She will be here from 10 – 2 to talk about her process and inspiration for anyone interested. She does some truly amazing work and we’re sure you’ll find something that peaks your interest, such as these beautiful miniatures.

Desoto Arts Council Patsy Atkins

Don Edwards Drawing

Don Edwards has graciously offered to donate a framed/signed print to the Gallery for a drawing.
He is our feature artist for next Saturday the 21st during the Grand Cane Car Show.

Visit the Gallery, check out Don’s beautiful artwork along with other pieces by our many artists, and receive a ticket for the drawing that will be held at 1:45 PM.

The winner may select from a number that Don will have on hand. Among those will be his iconic “Red Headed Woodpecker”.

Desoto Arts Council - Don Edwards "Red Headed Woodpecker"


The Historic Village of Grand Cane will host the annual Pioneer Christmas Parade, featuring all horse and mule drawn vehicles and folks in pioneer costumes on Saturday, December 3, 2016.  The parade route through the heart of the Historic District brings in throngs of visitors and the DeSoto Arts Council Gallery will be all decked out for Christmas and ready to welcome one and all to a  Feature Artist Show by Gloria Peters.
Gloria Peters
 What makes Peters’ show extra special is the fact that she LOVES CHRISTMAS!
Her show will be a wonderland of Christmas art for everyone!  Plan to stop by the Gallery from 10 am – 2 pm, visit with the artist and enjoy Christmas refreshments.  Mark your calendars and see you there!