Ruston Art Encounter focuses on food this weekend

Saturday, March 25, 2023 marks the date of the fourth Ruston Art Encounter with unique art activities planned for area residents.  

Participants can begin their walk at any of the participating businesses. This one-mile walking art trail features over 100 artists. A juried food art exhibition will be on display at several local businesses, many of which will also have a tempting treat inside. 

Visitors will be able to experience 2- and 3-D visual, textile and culinary artistry created by local student and community artists. This art is all about food; the art will reflect food, be made with food, or be food. Interactive demonstrations have been planned throughout the day and include: 

12:15-12:45 pm – “Farm-to-Table” at the Ruston Farmer’s Market 
1:00-1:30 pm -” I HeART You Coffee” at The Depot 
1:30-2:00 pm – “Wear Your Food” at Ruston Artisans 
2:00-2:30 pm – “Painting with Coffee” at Fine Line Supply Co 
2:30-3:00 pm – “Brew Tour” at Utility Brewing 
3:00-3:30 pm – “Play with Your Food” at Board and Bottle (Railway Coffee) 
3:30-4:00 pm – “Cook Like a Rock Star” at Heard Freighthouse Food Park

Many local businesses, corporations and non-profit groups are supporting local art talent through their sponsorship and donations. This event is managed by Friends of Ruston Mainstreet and sponsored by Origin Bank, Century Next Bank, Experience Ruston/CVB, Ruston Cultural District, Driggers Outdoor Advertising, Fine Line Supply, anonymous donors and Ruston Artisans.  

The Ruston Art Encounter conducts unique, bi-monthly events designed to celebrate the arts and community. The organizers believe that art provides an opportunity to generate conversation and education and they invite residents to join them for this art event.