Attendees at last year's Art Melt.

Arts around town: Art Melt is back, Swine Palace presents ‘Julius Caesar,’ and more

Take a look at the art-related events taking place in Baton Rouge this weekend:

Plan to create a masterpiece this weekend at a special Weekend Watercolor Workshop with Karen Kaprowski, hosted by the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge. Kaprowski will condense her watercolor series into a one-day session this Saturday, July 23, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The workshop fee is $100, and supplies are included. To register, email Mary Singleton at [email protected].

Forum 35’s annual Art Melt is back again starting this weekend. The preview party will be held this Friday, July 22, at 7 p.m. at the Capitol Park Museum. The party will be the first opportunity for the public to view the exhibit and purchase artwork. Tickets for the party are $85 per person and $150 per couple. The event will be catered by Ruffino’s, with music by the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra Quartet. Purchase tickets here.

Saturday, July 23, will be the exhibit’s official opening night. The gallery will open at 5 p.m., and the event is free to the public. Saturday will also include an outdoor festival with musical performances, an art marketplace, a children’s section and food by local vendors. Following the exhibit’s opening night, the works will be on view during regular museum hours and included in the regular admission fee until September 3. To see a list of the entertainers or learn more about the exhibit, visit

Swine Palace presents a modern staging of the classic Julius Caesar, by William Shakespeare. The play explores the tale of the relationship between Julius and Brutus and the deadly betrayal. The play will run from July 20 until July 24 at the Reilly Theatre. Visit to purchase tickets.

Families Helping Families is hosting a music fundraiser with Henry Turner Jr. & Flavor this Saturday, July 23. The event will be held at Poor Boy Lloyd’s Seafood Restaurant from 7 to 10 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. For more details, visit