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upcoming classes

upcoming events

Plein Air Exhibition

and Group Show

June 1, Noon-1pm

the COC

Western Show

August 1, 5-9pm



Courtyard On Cotton is a gallery and creative collective providing a platform for artists to collaborate, network, exchange ideas, and create projects that push the boundaries of traditional art forms.


By providing a space for our artists to exhibit and showcase their work, Courtyard On Cotton supports their artistic growth and development while encouraging experimentation, risk-taking, and the exploration of new ideas and techniques. This environment can help emerging artists gain recognition and exposure while providing established artists with a platform to showcase their latest creations.


The Collective fosters collaborations with other local businesses, organizations, and institutions. This synergy leads to joint projects which contributes to the cultural relevance of the area, strengthening the overall artistic ecosystem.


a gathering space

Courtyard on Cotton is an idyllic setting to book for your next gathering offering an intimate atmosphere for any private occasion. COC's artfully-appointed gallery interior (800 square feet) features exposed antique brick walls, antique tin tiled soaring ceilings and wide-plank hardwood floors. Leading up to the gallery's interior space is a New Orleans inspired grass courtyard (1,440 square feet) flanked with antique brick walls, a fleur de lis tipped wrought iron gated fence that is studded with string lights sprinkled throughout. A paver walkway passes through a vine laced arbor connecting to the main entrance to the gallery. Creativity is at the core of Courtyard on Cotton's mission making the space the perfect backdrop for unique experiences and unforgettable get-togethers.


Courtyard on Cotton's gallery interior is intended for intimate gatherings for up to 16-20 guests for seated occasions and up to 30 standing. This capacity can be expanded to accommodate up to 75 people when you include the exterior courtyard in overall space planning. Conveniently located in the Cotton Street Corridor in historic Downtown West Monroe, COC is ideal for private catered dinners, corporate meetings, family celebrations (elopement ceremonies to baby showers), educational workshops, while surrounded by unique art and architecture. The space has ADA compliant accessibility.


Courtyard on Cotton's open concept design warming kitchen includes a designated space for food assemblage and beverage service. The kitchen includes a prep area, bar height counter, refrigerator/freezer, countertop ice maker, induction 5-burner stove/oven and coffee maker. 

a creative space



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102 Cotton Street

West Monroe, LA 71291



Thursday - Saturday

11am - 5pm

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