Here’s what’s going on this week in the local arts and cultural scene:

? River Community Church, 36367 Old Perkins Road, Prairieville, opens its third annual Children’s Community Art and Photography Show today, Aug. 24.

The show runs through Sunday, Sept. 28. Hours are 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Sundays and by appointment.

Admission is free. For an appointment, email For more information, call (619) 540-7857 or (225) 665-6737 or email

? The River Region Art Association is calling for vendors for its annual Awesome Art on the Bayou Festival, set for Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 11-12, on the banks of Bayou Francois, adjacent to Jambalaya Park in Gonzales.

The application deadline is Monday, Sept. 1. For application forms and more information, call (504) 421-3639, email or visit

? The Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre will conduct auditions for its new contemporary group, The Ensemble, at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, at the Dancers’ Workshop, 10745 Linkwood Court. For more information, call (225) 766-8379 or email

? The Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre will hold open auditions for advanced dancers for its 2014-15 season Saturday, Sept. 27, as well as children’s auditions for “The Nutcracker — A Tale from the Bayou,” on Sunday, Sept. 28, at Dancers’ Workshop, 10745 Linkwood Court. For more information, call (225) 766-8379 or email

? The St. Tammany Art Association and the Louisiana Art Therapist Association are co-hosting “The Art of the Journey: Art Therapists’ Exhibit,” through Saturday, Sept. 6, at the Arthouse, 320 N. Columbia St., Covington. For more information, call (985) 892-8650.

? The LSU College of Art & Design — which includes the School of Architecture, School of Art, Department of Interior Design, and the Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture — recently launched a new website at, which includes upcoming events, galleries of student work and a database of alumni.

? Singers from the campus and community are invited to join the Southeastern Louisiana University Northshore Choral Society and University Chorus. These are nonauditioned ensembles of university students and community members. Rehearsals begin at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26, at 6:30 p.m. in the choir room of the Pottle Music Building Annex on campus in Hammond.

For more information, call (985) 549-2334 or email