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Arts & Culture: Introduction

Information on Arts & Culture in our area and throughout the state.

Baton Rouge Traditions

The Louisiana Folklife Survey is an ongoing project of the Louisiana Folklife Program which seeks out traditional artists and communities and documents them through interview, tape, and/or film. The Louisiana Folklife Survey Form can be used by professional folklorists and community members. The form enables us to gather information about individuals in a simple, straightforward manner. Information from the survey forms is added to the Louisiana Folklife Database. Click here for more information.

One outcome of this folklife survey work is the Baton Rouge Traditions website which presents an online book complilation of 39 essays, which offer a glimpse of this metropolitan area that is the state's capital. There is also information about the traveling exhibit which includes the Baton Rouge Traditions Quilt made by 76 local contributers.

The Walls Project

Arts & Culture in LA

Louisiana is a rich cultural and artistic gumbo. It is the birthplace of jazz, whose musical influence is global.

Louisiana has three distinct cultural geographies (north Louisiana, south Louisiana, and New Orleans) that support diverse cultural heritages, and the state's broad and sophisticated cuisine is world-renowned.

This guide will help you explore the richness that is Louisiana's artistic and cultural heritage. 

Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge