Values

"When your values are clear to you, making decisions becomes easier."  - Roy E. Disney

Guests attending the DART Vigil

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Lincoln Parish student visitors

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Kid's Kraft artist visitors

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NCLAC's 50/50 attendees

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Patrons attending Morris Taft Thomas Exhibition

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Art Patrons Kathy Biedenhorn, Kit Gilbert, Brooke Cassady, Judi Null

We value the experience of our visitors and artists.

We commit to and pursue excellence.

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We celebrate art and artists. 

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Graphic Arts Professor and RA Creative Director Todd Maggio

Esteemed artists Jonathan Donahue, Peter Jones, Dean Dablow, Kit Gilbert, Dianne Douglas, Saul Zalesch

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We celebrate all the arts including performance, culinary, visual, literature, fashion/textile, artisan, and so much more

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Kiwanis Earvin Ryland Youth Art Festival

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From Fine Arts to one of a kind Artisans; from kids to adults; from beginner to seasoned artist - we enjoy it all!

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Young makers learning from Dorene Kordal

We listen and contribute to our community.

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Muralist and Fine Art Artist Ashley Greer, RA Artist in Residence creates After The Storm to bring healing from the 2018 tornado.

For each peach colored by a child, Ruston Artistans donated $1 to art programs.

Ruston Artisans collaborated with DART and Lincoln Parish Achieve to have gifted art students participate in an art poster contest.

Ruston Artisans was pleased to host the Louisiana Tech Sr. Design Exhibition. 

In support of the musical/performance arts, Ruston Artisans provided a venue for the New Music on the Bayou for 2018, 2019 and we plan to do so in 2020.

The Grambling Choir performed in celebration of Black History Month.

"Individual commitment to a group effort - that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work."  

- Vince Lombardi

We foster respect and recognition for all who visit and work here. 

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We welcome you to Ruston Artisans.

We believe in the art of play.

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We recognize the artist in everyone.

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We bring the art to you.

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We recognize local talent.

We assist others, like the Kiwanis, in recognizing the artist talent in our schools.

"Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision.

The ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives. 

It is the fuel that allows people to attain uncommon results."   - Andrew Carnegi

We believe art holds transformative potential. 

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We collaborated with DART to hold a healing workshop that incorporated several art forms.

Autumn Moon created bracelets designed to bring positive messages to others.

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Up With People's message of Hope transformed a canvas to be sold to bring Hope to others.

Musician Josh Walker seeks to bring joy to others while fighting an illness that threatens his ability to play. 

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Artists routinely volunteer their art to raise funds and awareness for organizations.

Young artist Megan Calhoun creates an image that releases the pain of those who experience trauma.

  • Art is an irreplaceable way of understanding and expressing the world—equal to but distinct from scientific and conceptual methods.

 

  • Art addresses us in the fullness of our being—simultaneously speaking to our intellect, emotions, intuition, imagination, memory, and physical senses.

 

  • There are some truths about life that can be expressed only as stories, or songs, or images. You don’t outgrow art. The same work can mean something different at each stage of life. A good book changes as you change.

 

  • Art delights, instructs, consoles. It educates our emotions. And it remembers.

 

  • As Robert Frost once said about poetry, “it is a way of remembering that which it would impoverish us to forget.”

 

  • Art awakens, enlarges, refines, and restores our humanity.

We present innovative, relevant and diverse cultural experiences that reflect and expand the community's interests. 

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We collaborated with LA Tech Event Planning and Fashion Merchandising to spotlight local musicians and students to provide them with with a platform to showcase their talents.

Our Battle of the Salsas presented the opportunity to explore the Latin and Cuban culture.

We recognize important contributions and moments like Black History Month.

We support the health benefits and the economic vitality of the arts. 

Arts and culture are consistent sources of economic growth, during both good and difficult economic times. Specifically, arts and culture policies and programs increase economic development in states by attracting businesses, creating new jobs, increasing tax revenues and promoting tourism. Whether targeting economic improvement through facilities, people, programs, or all three, creative strategies can strengthen economic vitality

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We communicate in a positive, honest and productive manner.

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We infuse a culture of gratitude and inclusiveness. 

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We adhere to the highest standard of ethics, respect, personal responsibility, and teamwork.

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We value the healthy exchange of ideas and opinions.

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We seek to honor our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in everything we do. We love God and love people.

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Ruston Artisans is a fine art gallery, gift boutique, co-op and event venue located in historic downtown Ruston, LA. We specialize in assisting the first-time, seasoned and corporate art collector in connecting with the that special piece that brings enjoyment and enhancement to a home or business. We also bring art and people together for engagement, discovery, learning and opportunity.

 

We are committed to creating a place where local, as well as international, art is exhibited and sold and local artists are promoted and supported through exhibitions and programs that strengthen and sustain our community. We provide consulting services to artists, private and corporate collectors, as well as the first time art buyer. Our event venue offers the opportunity to experience and celebrate all of the arts including: culinary, entertaining, fashion, film, literature, media, music, and performance.

 

Artists are invited to submit art for exhibition, rent exhibition space or rent studio space. The community is invited to explore the arts, discover something new, rent studio space and open a window to new experiences. 

Ruston Artisans specializes in assisting the first-time, seasoned and corporate art collector in connecting you with the right artist and that special piece that brings enjoyment to you and enhancement to your home or business. 

A passion for art; a heart for community

We are Northern Louisiana's premier art gallery