The Live Oak Art Center
strives to offer interesting
classes and workshops that
inspire creativity and a passion
for the arts.
Celebrating the Creativity
of Young Artists
Kids are busy making art at LOAC all year-round! We offer spring, fall, and summer art programs for youth ages 6-12. Our engaging youth programs give kids an opportunity to spend time experiencing the creative process and to explore art media they may not have access to in the classroom. Summer art camps and after-school classes are taught by experienced artists, including art faculty at area colleges and universities. Studies have shown the process of creating art helps support young children in almost all areas of their development, including boosting confidence and self-esteem, improving fine motor skills and enhancing creative problem solving abilities, and providing a positive outlet to process experiences and deal with overwhelming emotions.
Encourage your child to engage their artistic side at the Live Oak Art Center!
A Starry Night at the Old Brunson Saloon
Held each fall, Brunson Night is the Live Oak Art Center's major annual fundraiser and an eagerly-awaited event featuring an elegant seated dinner, cocktails, and a spirited live and silent auction. This year's event, A Starry Night at the Old Brunson Saloon will feature the artwork of Mylee Moffett. Mylee is 9 years old and attends Columbus Elementary School. Mylee is a longtime lover of art and has attended LOAC art camps for 5 years. When not making art, she enjoys singing, dancing, and spending quality time with her dolls.
Mylee created her version of Van Gogh's Starry Night in our Spring 2019 after-school art program. She entered it in the 2019 Magnolia Days Festival Art Exhibit and it was chosen by the public as Best of Show-Youth Division. Mylee's Starry Night will be a spotlight item in the 2019 Brunson Night live auction. She will receive 50% of the winning bid with the remaining 50% supporting youth art programming at the Live Oak Art Center.
A Starry Night at the Old Brunson Saloon will be held on Saturday, October 19. Individual tickets are $100 and tables of 8 are $1,000. Sponsorships are available for premiere seating and added benefits. The event will directly support LOAC’s educational outreach, children’s art classes, general operations, and scholarship program. Space is limited so reserve your seat today!
Yoga at LOAC
The Live Oak Art Center is proud to host Yoga Country Yoga on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Peggy Harrison (500 RYT) will have you bending, posing, and stretching your way to relaxation, better posture, and stronger core muscles. Peggy has been sharing her passion for yoga with our community since 2002. She includes Hatha, Kundalini, Vinyasa Flow and ViniYoga techniques in her classes.
New students should arrive 15 minutes before their first class to meet for a consultation and information session. Peggy has yoga mats for first-time students but regular attendees must provide their own mat. Additional equipment such as blocks, straps, and blankets will be provided.
Ages 16 and up are welcome to attend Yoga Country Yoga. Classes are just $5 each (cash and checks accepted) and are held in the upstairs gallery. Beginning and advanced classes are available to accommodate all skill levels.