Tom Peyton Memorial Arts Festival

Tom Peyton Memorial Arts Festival "Art, like all spiritual realities, can recreate us!” --Ben Oliphint The First Annual Festival presented the first juried art competition in Central Louisiana.
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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. For more than 50 years, 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 forme

r 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 otherwise supported 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 juried art exhibit.

06/16/2023
The last two days of our 55th ANNUAL completive exhibit ~ OPEN today 10-4 and Sunday until 2pm.
04/29/2023

The last two days of our 55th ANNUAL completive exhibit ~ OPEN today 10-4 and Sunday until 2pm.

Jazz on Jackson with Music by the Asaph Project, Friday, April 28 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm In the Courtyard!
04/27/2023

Jazz on Jackson with Music by the Asaph Project, Friday, April 28 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm In the Courtyard!

Friday 6pm - not Saturday!
04/27/2023

Friday 6pm - not Saturday!

Ramonalynn Bethley previews Jazz on Jackson

Art & Prayer Bible Study Led by Rev. Jean Sanders! Wednesday, April 26 at 6:00pm in the Transitions Room
04/26/2023

Art & Prayer Bible Study Led by Rev. Jean Sanders! Wednesday, April 26 at 6:00pm in the Transitions Room

JAZZ ON JACKSON is Friday, April 28 from 6 - 8 p.m. The weather is supposed to be beautiful! Enjoy an outdoor coffeehous...
04/25/2023

JAZZ ON JACKSON is Friday, April 28 from 6 - 8 p.m. The weather is supposed to be beautiful! Enjoy an outdoor coffeehouse concert in the courtyard with music from Asaph Project. Food trucks will also be parked across the street if you would like to purchase additional food. Come join us!

Our 55th ANNUAL competitive exhibit is open 10-4 daily, and until 2pm April 30th!
04/24/2023

Our 55th ANNUAL competitive exhibit is open 10-4 daily, and until 2pm April 30th!

Congrats to the artists who received awards during the opening reception last night! All exhibits are open daily from 10...
04/23/2023

Congrats to the artists who received awards during the opening reception last night! All exhibits are open daily from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. and during special events.

Festival Worship Celebration with Guest Speaker & Potter, Jane KnightSunday, April 23rd, 8:30am in the 50/50 Room & 11:0...
04/22/2023

Festival Worship Celebration with Guest Speaker & Potter, Jane Knight
Sunday, April 23rd, 8:30am in the 50/50 Room & 11:00am in the Sanctuary

A wonderful opening reception of the 55th annual Tom Peyton Memorial Arts Festival! The competitive exhibit is open dail...
04/22/2023

A wonderful opening reception of the 55th annual Tom Peyton Memorial Arts Festival! The competitive exhibit is open daily 10-4 until April 30th, when the show closes at 2pm. It’s free and open to public viewing!

TONIGHT!!! 55th Annual Tom Peyton Memorial Arts Festival Opening Reception!!! Competitive Show Awards with Philip R. Jac...
04/21/2023

TONIGHT!!! 55th Annual Tom Peyton Memorial Arts Festival Opening Reception!!! Competitive Show Awards with Philip R. Jackson, Juror. Friday, April 21 from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm In the Fellowship Hall

We're just two days away from our opening reception!  The show is coming together and looks amazing.  Student artwork ha...
04/20/2023

We're just two days away from our opening reception! The show is coming together and looks amazing. Student artwork hallway is full! Put FUMCA and TPAF on your calendar for Friday night 4/21 6-8PM. #55 here we go!

Meet Philip R. Jackson, Juror for the 55th Annual Tom Peyton Memorial Arts Festival!  Philip R. Jackson is a Professor o...
04/19/2023

Meet Philip R. Jackson, Juror for the 55th Annual Tom Peyton Memorial Arts Festival! Philip R. Jackson is a Professor of Art at the University of Mississippi in Oxford where he currently teaches and heads the painting area.

Jackson’s work is included in the permanent collections of art museums in Evansville and Fort Wayne, Indiana; Huntsville, Alabama; Jackson and Meridian Mississippi. His paintings have been featured in numerous publications, including Art in America, Southwest Art, American Art Collector, and American Artist Magazine. Jackson has received awards from the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation in Montreal, Canada; AIR Serenbe; Mississippi Museum of Art; Mississippi Arts Commission; Tyrone Guthrie Foundation in Monaghan, Ireland and numerous scholarly research grants from the University of Mississippi.

He received his B.F.A. from the Columbus College of Art & Design in Columbus, Ohio, and his M.F.A. from Bowling Green State University in Ohio. Jackson also studied abroad at Studio Art Centers International in Florence, Italy. He is a member of Zeuxis, a painting collective of artists focusing on the still life. His work is represented by the Chris Winfield Gallery in Carmel, California.

55th Annual Tom Peyton Memorial Arts Festival Opening Reception starts at 6 p.m. View the competitive show and special e...
04/17/2023

55th Annual Tom Peyton Memorial Arts Festival Opening Reception starts at 6 p.m. View the competitive show and special exhibits. Juror Philip R. Jackson will present awards for the competitive show at 7 p.m.

Friday, April 21 from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm In the Fellowship Hall

03/25/2023

Artists check your email - notifications for this year's show have been sent!

TOM PEYTON ARTS FESTIVAL will be held Friday, April 21 – Sunday, April 30Schedule of events:*Opening Reception – April 2...
03/09/2023

TOM PEYTON ARTS FESTIVAL will be held Friday, April 21 – Sunday, April 30
Schedule of events:
*Opening Reception – April 21 @ 6:00
*Guest Speaker & Potter, Jane Knight on Sunday, April 23 @ 8:30 & 11:00
*Jazz on Jackson- Friday, April 28 6-8:00
* Art & Prayer – Wed., April 26 @ 6:00

01/20/2023

2023 Call For Entries is open. Help spread the word and pass along to fellow artists. TPAF #55 - here we go!

The 55th Annual Tom Peyton Memorial Arts Festival April 21 - April 30, 2023 NOTE: Entry deadline February 28th, 2023. Acceptance e-mails to be sent before end of March. Please complete the information below to submit artwork for the annual Tom Peyton Memorial Arts Festival. Images attached to the en...

PLEASE read - Pumpkin delay
10/14/2022

PLEASE read - Pumpkin delay

🎃 Update! 🎃 Our Pumpkin Patch will OPEN Monday, Oct 17-Monday Oct 31. Hours are MON-SAT 11am-6pm and on Sundays from noon-6pm

🚨🚨 We have a pumpkin delay! 🚨🚨There is a delay with delivery of the pumpkins due to logistics, and it is anticipated that we will open the pumpkin patch to the public on Monday. We will keep you posted and thank you so much for everyone’s patience!

We’d like to offer our condolences to the family of Joseph Appalucci – a talented artist and regular in the Tom Peyton M...
08/08/2022

We’d like to offer our condolences to the family of Joseph Appalucci – a talented artist and regular in the Tom Peyton Memorial Arts Festival. Joe’s piece “The Third Hour” is in the permanent collection of First United Methodist Church. We’ll miss you Joe! Thank you for all of your amazing creations!

Joseph L. Appalucci was born January 1, 1930 and passed away July 8, 2022. He graduated from Edward Bok Vocational Technical School, Philadelphia, PA. 1949-1952 he served in US Marine Corp, 2-year tour in Korea, Korean Service Medal with one-star United Nations Service Medal. He graduated in 1955 Philadelphia College of Art. After graduation he worked various jobs from piano mover to cartographer. He married Eileen J. Demmy November 19, 1955. 1959 he joined Ritter-Lieberman as art director. 1962-64 broke into newspaper syndication with the George Matthew Adams Syndicate for his cartoon "Cuppy the Newsboy"' and 1963-1968 "The Byrds". 1965 Became Art Director of Lieberman-Associates. 1969 One man show at Allentown Art Museum. 1981 Became Partner and Creative Director of Lieberman-Appalucci. Under his creative leadership Lieberman-Appalucci grew to be the largest advertising agency in Northeast PA. Handling major national clients such as Mack Trucks, PP&L and Penske. 2001 h retired and in 2004 moved to Alexandria, LA. He was active in CAG (The Contemporary Artist Guild) designed their logo. 2004-2022 Active in The Peyton Memorial Art Show. His piece from 2004 is in their permanent collection. 2013 one man show at the Alexandria Art Museum. Several pieces are in their permanent collection.

Thanks to River Oaks Square Arts Center for leading Children’s Day yesterday! Children of all ages had the opportunity t...
05/01/2022

Thanks to River Oaks Square Arts Center for leading Children’s Day yesterday! Children of all ages had the opportunity to create their own 2D birdhouses using a variety of materials and textures.

THANK YOU to our Jazz on Jackson Sponsors, RoyOMartin Judy & Ed Rundell and Jonathan & Kellie Peyton.  Great sound from ...
04/30/2022

THANK YOU to our Jazz on Jackson Sponsors, RoyOMartin Judy & Ed Rundell and Jonathan & Kellie Peyton. Great sound from Elizabeth Nix & Friends!

04/30/2022

Jazz on Jackson 2022 was a hit!

Jazz on Jackson starting soon!!
04/29/2022

Jazz on Jackson starting soon!!

Address

2727 Jackson Street
Alexandria, LA
71301

Opening Hours

Monday 10am - 4pm
Tuesday 10am - 4pm
Wednesday 10am - 4pm
Thursday 10am - 4pm
Friday 10am - 4pm
Saturday 10am - 4pm
Sunday 10am - 4pm

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(318) 443-5696

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