First United Methodist Church
Friday, December 13, 2013
Experiencing Life Together
Tom Peyton Memorial Arts Festival
March 28, 2014 - April 6, 2014
The Annual Arts Festival of First United Methodist Church, Alexandria, Louisiana, was established in 1967 to encourage use and understanding of the arts as a means of healthy expression. It presented the first juried art competition in Central Louisiana. For more than four decades since, the Festival has offered a variety of exhibits as well as programs of music, film, literature and drama.
The festival was renamed in 1980 to honor the memory of the Rev. Tom Peyton, a former associate minister whose ministry to the entire community's arts and educational efforts was especially significant. An endowment in Peyton's memory contributes to the Festival's budget, which is supported otherwise by patrons' gifts and grants. The Festival enjoys the guidance and services of the church's staff and the use of its facilities. The core of the Festival remains the competitive juried exhibit, which retains the respect it has earned from artists in the region.
Schedule of Events
Friday, March 28, 2014 from 6 - 8 p.m.
Opening Reception with a Gallery Talk by Compteitive Show Juror Sam Corso.
Saturday, March 29 - Sunday, April 6, 2014
Art Exhibits Open Daily 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. except Sunday, April 6 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
School Art Exhibit
Friday, February 7, 2014
Art entries due at First United Methodist Church
Friday, March 28, 2014
Invitations will be sent to participating students, teachers and principals.
March 31 - April 1, 2014
Student Tours Available