BEHIND THE VISION
Meet Rebekah Lawrence / Gallerist
Northeast Louisiana native, Rebekah Boyd Lawrence, has an undying passion for preserving historic homes having recently become the proprietor of Neville House in the Monroe Garden District, revitalizing the Neo-Classic home to serve as an Airbnb and art gallery providing a 'stay with art' experience. Rebekah has a dedication to and a lifelong love for supporting local entrepreneurs and creatives especially when it comes to the arts and artists. She is an avid traveler and collector of curiosities which has inspired her to convert a downtown West Monroe historic property into an art cooperative initiative known as Courtyard on Cotton – a collective hub for creativity, conversation, connection, community and collaboration. Here, her goals are well-defined: 1. Connecting artists and art lovers while making art accessible to all. 2. Creating an inclusive supportive environment for the art community to interact with, observe, learn more about, and ultimately sell fine art. 3. Establishing an art gallery space + sculpture garden that is open to the public year round. Rebekah currently serves as sponsorship coordinator for the Downtown Arts Alliance's Downtown Gallery Crawl, board member of the Northeast Louisiana Arts Council, and member of the Monroe Garden Club. She resides in a 1924 Craftsman home in the Monroe Garden District with her pilot-husband Nick and German Shepherd rescue Batman.