Tom Peyton Memorial Arts Festival
The Annual Arts Festival of First United Methodist Church, Alexandria, Louisiana, was established in 1967 to encourage use and understanding of the arts as a means of healthy expression. It presented the first juried art competition in Central Louisiana. For more than four decades since, the Festival has offered a variety of exhibits as well as programs of music, film, literature and drama.
The festival was renamed in 1980 to honor the memory of the Rev. Tom Peyton, a former associate minister whose ministry to the entire community's arts and educational efforts was especially significant. An endowment in Peyton's memory contributes to the Festival's budget, which is supported otherwise by patrons' gifts and grants. The Festival enjoys the guidance and services of the church's staff and the use of its facilities. The core of the Festival remains the competitive juried exhibit, which retains the respect it has earned from artists in the region.
Schedule of Events
Friday, April 12, 2013 from 6 - 8 p.m.
Opening Reception with a Gallery Talk by Bill Bryant
Saturday, April 13 - Sunday, April 21, 2013
Art Exhibits Open Daily 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday, April 13
Children's Day featuring The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
Sunday, April 14 at 8:30, 10:40 and 11 a.m.
Opening Sunday with guest minister The Rev. Larry Norman
Sunday, April 14 at 4 p.m.
My Favorite Things
Friday, April 19 from 6 - 8 p.m.
Jazz on Jackson featuring The Reverend Charley Patent Medicine Show