A photo that will be in the exhibit, by former Baton Rouge Gallery artist A.J. Meek. Photo courtesy of the Baton Rouge Gallery.

Baton Rouge Gallery celebrates 50 years with epic exhibition

Local art is representative of the city’s culture and history, especially over the past few decades. Baton Rouge’s rich history has been documented by a colorful array of artists, and many of their works have found a home in the Baton Rouge Gallery since its founding in 1966. To celebrate its 50 years of displaying local art, this weekend the gallery will launch an exhibit titled “50/50” to highlight art by local residents and visitors to Baton Rouge.

The exhibit runs from July 3 until July 28 and features 50 works from the gallery’s founding members, artists of note over the past few decades, and current artists. The works on display include paintings, prints, photography, sculptures, ceramics and more. There will be an opening reception next Wednesday, July 6, from 7 to 10 p.m., with live music from The Michael Foster Project and a special video presentation.

The Baton Rouge Gallery is located in BREC’s City Park, and admission is free and open to the public on Tuesdays through Sundays from 12 to 6 p.m. The gallery first opened downtown in 1966 and moved to a former pool pavilion at City Park in 1983. The gallery is one of the oldest professional artist cooperative galleries in the United States.

See a list of artists whose creations are part of the show and get more information here.