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For 65 years...

The Louisiana Art and Folk Festival has proudly showcased the best of Louisiana - from food, to folk life, and art! We continue that tradition this year on October 10th, 2020 in historic Columbia, La.

We invite you to be part of this amazing yearly event. Showcase your art! Become a vendor! Bring the whole family!

Make the Louisiana Art and Folk Festival a fun part of your fall plans! Contact us anytime if you have questions!

This year's event will include the following:

  • Folkways with Demonstrations
  • Crafts
  • Children's Area
  • ...and so much more
  • and of course a variety of foods will be available all day

This annual festival was first inspired by Mrs. Jennie Reynolds in October 1955 under the name Caldwell Parish Library Art Festival.  The festival, chaired by Mrs. Reynolds and local librarian, Willie Mae Saab, attracted a showing of 500 pieces of art and crafts.

Because of the phenomenal growth of the festival, it was recognized as a corporation in 1965 and was renamed The Louisiana Art & Folk Festival, Inc, with Mr. Cameron Minard serving as first president and Mrs. W. M. Causey serving as co-chair of the festival, along with Mrs. Reynolds.

The Festival has survived for more than 60 years because of the dedication and support of individual patrons and volunteers who continue their support.  Your help ensures our continued success.

With each new year, we are striving to make the festival better! But that only happens with generous sponsors from our community! Individuals and businesses are encouraged to contribute.  If you or someone you know would like to become a sponsor of the festival please contact us!

All contributors will be recognized in local papers.  Patrons will receive a complimentary pass to the Festival

Please mail all donations to:

         La Art & Folk Festival, P. O. Box 1808, Columbia, LA 71418.