Over the next few minutes we will be breaking down everything we know about art in Baton Rouge in full detail and our first section will fully cover the best art galleries and museums near you.
After that we will get into a variety of other topics like art supply stores, events, festivals, dealers, appraisers, walking tours, local sculptures and statues, art classes, studios for rent, and the top frame shops in your area.
You can jump straight to any section that interests you most by using the table of contents on the left and we are also including a Baton Rouge art map with all of the spots we mention throughout the post pinned on it.
Feel free to check out more of our posts about art around the Southeast at that link.
Best Art Galleries & Museums In Baton Rouge
When you want to visit the best art galleries and museums in Baton Rouge you should head to:
- LSU Museum of Art at 100 Lafayette St
- Baton Rouge Gallery at 1515 Dalrymple Dr
- Louisiana Art & Science Museum at 100 River Rd S
- Glassel Gallery at 100 Lafayette St
- Gilley’s Gallery at 8750 Florida Blvd
- Foster Gallery at 111 Foster Hall
- Union Art Gallery at 310 LSU Student Union
- Contemporain Bankston/Adams Gallery at 1010 Nicholson Dr
- FW Gallery at 8501 Highland Rd
- L Ruth Gallery of Louisiana Art at 7330 Florida Blvd
- Caffery Gallery at 4016 Government St
You can find a massive permanent collection with more than 6,500 objects at the LSU Museum of Art which opens at 10am Tuesday through Saturday and 1pm on Sunday. If you are looking for art classes or workshops in your area they have them as well.
Baton Rouge Gallery Center For Contemporary Art is open from noon to 6pm every day but Monday and has a Sundays@4 program that averages more than a dozen presenters every Sunday starting at 4pm. Each April you should also check out their annual real life experience juried high school exhibition.
Expect to find over 4,000 artworks and artifacts currently at the Louisiana Art & Science Museum which opens at 10am Wednesday through Saturday and 1pm on Sunday but the number keeps rising. They also have art education programs for students from pre-kindergarten up through high school seniors.
Gilley’s Gallery is open from 11am to 5pm Monday through Friday and until 4pm on Saturday displaying the work of art Clementine Hunter who is often considered Louisiana’s most popular female artist. They also can handle art consultations, custom framing, and installations.
The L Ruth Gallery of Louisiana Art is a good option for art consultation, restoration, and installation.
Materials & Supplies Near You
There are quite a few local stores to buy art supplies and materials like:
- Mo’s Art Supply at 711 Jefferson Hwy
- Southern Pottery Equipment at 2721 W Perdue Ave
- Creative Crafts at 455 Roselawn Ave
- Michaels at 9616 Airline Hwy
- Hobby Lobby at 3121 College Dr
- Joann at 10545 S Mall Dr
Creative Crafts is Louisiana’s largest wholesale and retail supplier of ceramics and art materials.
Mo’s Art Supply, Michaels, Hobby Lobby, and Joann can also handle your framing needs.
Shows & Events
The Annual River Road Show is a national juried exhibition you will want to check out in August-September at Louisiana State Archives Gallery.
For a fun outdoor market that is held in conjunction with the Red Stick Farmers Market on 5th and Main Street downtown on most Saturday mornings in December head to The Baton Rouge Arts Market.
Perkins Rowe Arts Festival is a yearly event that comprises an arts market with close to 50 local artisans and vendors where you will see live performances, a children’s interactive area, and much more.
Art Dealers & Appraisers
If you want to add a new piece to your collection or find out the value of a piece you can go to art dealers and appraisers near you like:
Ann Connelly Fine Art offers fine art consultation, custom production, and custom framing.
The Taylor Clark Gallery Fine Art Dealers have been specializing in Audubon Prints since the 1950’s.
Contemporain Bankston/Adams Gallery, L Ruth Gallery of Louisiana, and Caffery Gallery are also places to buy art near you.
Enjoy Baton Rouge Walking Tours will take you past some of the coolest outdoor art and sculptures in your area.
Sculptures & Statues
Speaking of sculptures you can find more around town plus some statues like:
- Sing The River Sculpture at Florida St & N River Rd
- The Red Stick Sculpture at JS Clark Administration Building Leon Netterville Dr
- Hebe Statue at 101 St Ferdinand St
- Crest at Galvez Plaza 238 North Blvd #200
Sing The River Sculpture can be found at the Mississippi River Levee in downtown Baton Rouge and it was created by Po Shu Wang.
The Red Stick Sculpture by Frank Hayden was erected on the J.S Clark Administration Building on the Southern University Baton Rouge campus.
Back in 1914 the Hebe Statue was donated to the city of Baton Rouge by the Women’s Christian Temperance Union.
The Crest is at City Hall Plaza at the intersection of the city’s civic and cultural districts and Trahan Architects created this unique piece in 2013.
Baton Rouge Art Classes
We are all at different levels and sometimes a lesson or two can give us the boost that we need. Some of the best Baton Rouge art schools and classes can be found at:
- Baton Rouge Center For Arts at 2040 S Acadian Thruway
- LSU College Of Art + Design at 1005 Field House Dr
- Create Studios at 546 Bienville St
- Painting & Pinot at 7248 Perkins #F
Baton Rouge Center For Arts is a top 20 magnet school in the US and you can find some great local art classes for kids there.
There are degrees available in architecture, studio art, interior design, and landscape architecture at The LSU College Of Art + Design.
Expect to find classes for adults, night classes, and private party hosting at Create Studios.
Painting and Pinot provides art classes for all ages and skill levels and is another place to host private parties.
Studios For Rent Near You
N The Art Space is a dedicated art studio for rent in your area and the Georgetown Art Center also rents out studios.
A nice frame can take a normal looking picture a long way, and some of the best places for art framing in Baton Rouge are:
- Acadian Frame & Art at 3550 Drusilla Ln
- Elizabethan Gallery at 680 Jefferson Hwy
- Studio de Chene at 7520 Perkins Rd
- Collier’s Gallery at 4384 Government St
- Daryl & Sons Custom Framing at 7657 Perkins Rd
Frameworks Gallery can do fine art printing or art reproduction services.
The restoration of antique frames, photos, and artwork is the specialty of The Elizabethan Gallery.
Other places we have listed throughout the post can handle art framing like Gilley’s Gallery, Mo’s Art Supply, Michaels, Hobby Lobby, Joann, and Ann Connelly Fine Art.
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Have Fun Enjoying The Baton Rouge Art Scene
Well guys, we did our best to cover the full art scene near you to the best of our abilities. We listed the best galleries, museums, events, shows, supply stores, dealers, appraisers, walking tours, sculptures, classes, studios, and framers in your area.
You probably love the local art as much as we do if you are still here. You can let us know about any of your own tips and tricks in the comments at the end of the post, or please also let us know if there is anything incorrect on this page.
Have fun going to the galleries, museums, buying supplies, or doing anything that has to do with art in Baton Rouge!