Places to See
Louisiana’s Legend Country boasts historic sites which tell the stories of its adventurous past, but it also features art galleries and exhibits throughout the year, showcasing its creative culture. Take a stroll down our Historic Main Street area in Leesville and venture further out into the region beyond to take in all there is to see in Vernon Parish.
Gallery One Ellleven
Gallery One-Ellleven is funded by a co-op of local artists and art enthusiasts and is the center of the art scene in Leesville and Vernon Parish. It is located in the heart of the Historic District of Downtown Leesville, Louisiana.
Traditional and contemporary visual arts are displayed in a world class space renovated from a period dry-goods store.
Serving as Leesville’s premier art venue, the gallery plays host to constantly changing exhibits and features the work of both its members and their guests. Monthly receptions are held for new exhibits.
Tues 6-8 pm; Weds - Fri 11am - 4pm; Sat 11-2 (and by appointment)
The Showboat Theatre
The Showboat Theatre offers dinner theater and performance-only productions throughout the year, so check the website to see current performance schedule. The space is also available for rental.
Vernon Arts Council
Vernon Parish Chamber Orchestra
The Vernon Parish Chamber Orchestra provides opportunities for music education!
The orchestra, conducted by Paige Miller, addresses all facets of musical performance, ranging from advanced music reading skills to concert protocol to musical theory and appreciation.
Live performances in Leesville, DeRidder, and Jasper, reflect a wide variety of music genres including baroque, classical, romantic, popular, and light classics. Admission to their performances is free, but donations are always appreciated and are used to promote music throughout the parish.