Wednesday, August 18, 2010


WEAco Friends, Members and Supporters;

After much deliberation, the Board of Directors has decided that the West Edge Artists' Co-op should cease operations.

With the current state of the economy and the recent
budget cuts to art programs statewide, we feel that we as individuals would be more productive and our services better utilized by helping and supporting the Bossier Arts Council and the Shreveport Regional Arts Council.

WEAco has witnessed a lot of change to the arts community of
Bossier City and Shreveport over the last five years and are deeply appreciative of the opportunity we had to be a part of that change.

We wish to sincerely thank everyone that has ever been a Friend, Member or Supporter of WEAco and we want to invite and encourage everyone to follow suit and do their part to Support and Volunteer at the Bossier Arts Council and the Shreveport Regional Arts Council. Both are working diligently to improve our arts community and help local artists.

With Sincere Thanks,

The West Edge Artists' Co-op Board of Directors,

Neecee Blackwell
LaTonia Barto
Lynn Laird
LaDonna Hughes
Pam Rowell
Theresa Ratcliff

Monday, July 5, 2010

Fine Arts Market at the Louisiana Boardwalk

The Fine Arts Market at the Louisiana Boardwalk for JULY and AUGUST has been CANCELLED. WEAco will resume the Arts Market in September. Check back for further updates.

**Please make note:

WEAco has a new mailing address -

BENTON, LA 71006

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Art, It's A Good Thing Part II

There is a FaceBook fan page to support this artist, her mural, and the family that live there. Please support it!
Highland Mural Supporters!

Support Local Art!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Art, It's A Good Thing.

picture by Kathryn Usher

Artists and art lovers please show your support to local artist Pamela Raintree.  She recently painted a mural on a friends fence as part of her independent studies course at LSUS in Public Art. The artwork is family friendly and beautifully done. There are murals all over this town on private and public property. Art enhances our community and public art creates interest and appreciation of our town.  This may seem small to you now, but it could become a very huge issue for the art community. Please support Pamela and all local artist!  

The mural is at Highland and Elmwood.

See Kathryn Usher's video of the mural  HERE

Kathryn Says:

"This is the update Pam posted on her Facebook page on Monday April 5, 2010 concerning the controversy ' MURAL UPDATE: Just got off the phone with Monty Walford. He has referred complaints to the City Attorney for an assessment of mural painting legalities. This COULD impact all muralists in Shreveport's jurisdiction.'

"Monty Walford is the council person for District B in Shreveport. How to contact him to tell him you support Pam's mural. I would think this also falls under the rights of a property owner to choose colors and decorations for their property."

District B

R. M. "Monty" Walford
P. O. Box 7586
Shreveport, LA 71137

Business: (318) 222-5430
Council Fax: (318) 673-5279


artists helping artist succeed!

Friday, January 15, 2010

An Evening of Art

Please join us Fri. Jan. 22, 5:30~7:30pm for An Evening of Art with Jennifer Robison at the Bossier Arts Council ~ 630 Barksdale, Bossier City, LA 71111. Mingel and enjoy refreshments from 5:30~6:30. Presentation begins at 6:30

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

And the Winner Is...

We are proud to announce the ribbon winners from our Fleur d'Artiste show at the Karpeles Museum. The exhibit is showing thru January 31. The show is fantastic! Thanks to everyone who came out to the reception for showing your support.

Theresa Ratcliff 1st place, Karen Harrington 2nd place and Neecee Blackwell 3rd place.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Fleur d'Artiste

WEAco fans we have a great show at the Karpeles Museum at 3201 Centenary Blvd. The opening reception is Sat Jan. 9, 2010 1pm~3pm. Come enjoy our Fleur de Lis themed show to bring in the carnival season. The exhibit is up through Jan 31.