The River Region Art Association aims to share the arts with the community during the hot summer months.

Summer Art Camp, underway at the St. Amant Recreation Park Center, immerses children in a variety of art techniques, from basic drawing skills to experimental approaches to sculpture and mixed-media, a news release said.

The remaining sessions are July 6-10 and July 13-17 at the St. Amant Recreation Center, 45404 String Bridge Road.

Classes include instruction in painting, drawing, mixed media, printmaking, sculpture and decorative art.

The cost is $90 per session and is open to youth ages 6 to 15. All supplies and a daily snack are provided. Space is limited.

Download the registration form at or pick one up at the River Region Art Association Depot Gallery, 1008 W. La. 30, Gonzales.

For more information, call camp director Mary Demarest at (225) 746-9686 or email

Awesome Art on the Bayou, held every fall at Jambalaya Park and City Hall in Gonzales, is in the planning stages. This year’s festival is set for Oct. 10-11 and boasts an art exhibition for youth and adults as well as local food and handmade arts and crafts.

RRAA also recently launched its new website, The website allows members and the public easy access to activities and classes available through the association.

The RRAA Depot Gallery, featuring member artists’ paintings and photos, is open from noon to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays. Sculpture, pottery and jewelry are available for purchase in the gift shop.