Exhibitions and demonstrations on quilting, painting, fiber art and photography will highlight the Arts Council of Livingston Parish’s Women’s Week celebration.

The Livingston group kicks off the celebration with an open house Sept. 26 at its gallery, 133 Hummell St., Denham Springs.

The art showcase and a lineup of several art classes are part of the council’s inaugural participation in the Women’s Council of Greater Baton Rouge Women’s Week Celebration.

Arts Council of Livingston Parish President Shelly Frederick said her group of 75 members is made up of mostly women “who wanted to take part in this great event.”

She said one of the group’s board members took part in last year’s Women’s Week event in Baton Rouge and brought the idea to the board.

“We all thought it was a great idea to get involved,” Frederick said.

The Women’s Council of Greater Baton Rouge is a nonprofit group of diverse organizations and people “committed to enhancing our community by connecting, promoting and empowering women,” the group’s website states.

The theme for the 14th annual 10-day event, which starts on Sept. 25, is “Women Leading the Way.” Events planned throughout the Baton Rouge area provide information on several issues. The week starts with a kickoff luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Sept. 25 at the Baton Rouge Marriott.

The Livingston Parish open house, set from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., will feature demonstrations and information about upcoming art classes.

Artist Paulette Ferguson will demonstrate how she goes about painting still life and Cherie Ducote-Breaux will discuss her nail polish jewelry process.

A demonstration on silk screening is planned by artist Mary Felder and a photographer will explain the process of setting up field trips for photo shoots.

Visitors will learn about upcoming classes offered by the arts council, including several set up for Women’s Week.

Ferguson’s oil painting class is from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Sept. 29 and Ducote-Breaux’s jewelry class is from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sept. 29. Both will be held at the arts council’s gallery. To preregister, call (225) 664-1168.

For more information, visit artslivingston.org. To learn about other Women’s Week activities, visit womensweekbr.org.