Creating a masterwork of art can be like wandering through a maze: after a lengthy period of reflection and contemplation, you’ll still probably starve. Appreciate the figurative risks and transcendent joys of artistic creativity with today’s Groupon to Baton Rouge Gallery at The Pavilion in City Park. Choose between the following options:
- For $30, you get a one-year dual membership (a $75 value).
- For $75, you get a one-year patron membership (a $150 value).
One of the nation's longest-standing professional artist cooperative galleries, Baton Rouge Gallery houses contemporary works from professional visual artists and promotes education through exhibits, programs, and events. Monthly exhibitions, which change out the first Wednesday of each month, allow visitors to gawk at the aesthetic talents of the gallery's artist members, including photographers, painters, and stained-glass and multimedia artists. Although everyday admission is free, as part of the gallery's elite support squad members receive free or discounted special-event admission—and in the case of patron membership, free or discounted admission for up to four guests, making it easy to mend fences after a splash fight with a gang of rival watercolorists.
On the last Saturday of summer months, members can enjoy free admission to the popular Music & Movies on the Lawn, at which silent films play on a huge movie screen on the back lawn while music is provided by local musicians, who perform live interpretive scores to accompany the films. Discounted tickets to the Kinetics gala in November and Surreal Salon Soiree dinner in January help members forget about the familial strife and exploding casseroles of the holiday season. When restless eyes crave action after art-gazing hours, members can exercise them by reading the gallery's quarterly newsletter or by eyeballing books purchased with a 10% discount at Cottonwood Books. Personalized membership cards and honorable recognition in the gallery foyer and annual report help ensure each member’s artistic ardor is well documented.
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