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Forum 35's Art Melt is the largest multi-media, juried art exhibit in the state of Louisiana. Now in its 13th year, Art Melt strives to promote professional artists throughout the state of Louisiana while providing an opportunity for the public to experience the best of local fine art, music, and performing arts.  

This show is open to Louisiana resident artists only.


The winners of the 2016 Art Melt will be announced at the Art Melt Preview Party on Friday, July 22, 2016. Doors open to the ticketed event at 7 p.m. Tickets may be purchased online for $85/individual or $150/couple by clicking here. Catering will be provided by Ruffino's, with music by the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra. The Preview Party will also be the first opportunity for the public to view the exhibit and purchase artwork.

Exhibition Information

Saturday, July 23, 2016 will be the exhibit's official opening night and is free to the public. The gallery will open at 5 p.m. and will remain open until 9 p.m. Saturday will also feature an outdoor festival with cultural and musical performances, an arts marketplace, a children's section and food options by local vendors. Following opening night, viewing of the gallery will be available during regular museum hours and included in the regular museum admission fee until September 3, 2016.


Entertainment Information

Entertainment during Saturday’s event will include a music stage and cultural performance stage. Performances will include, but are not limited to, acts by:

  • Kenny Acosta
  • Captain Green
  • Dr. Green and the Funk Machine
  • Airseekers
  • Baton Rouge Music Studio
  • Valkyrie Dance
  • The Family Dinner
  • Cangelosi Dance Project


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