Throughout the nation today, Links chapters partner with museums, symphonies, arts councils, educational institutions, and corporations to support art programs, especially where there is a focus on artists of color. Links are creating and supporting opportunities for educating minority youth in the arts and presenting and supporting performances by youth and accomplished professional artists in a diversity of disciplines. The goal of The Arts facet is to increase and expand art activity, elevate our programs through arts integration, and effectively create an arts renaissance within The Links, Incorporated organization and our programs.
The Alexandria (LA) Chapter has a rich history of promoting the Arts in Central Louisiana:
- For over 20 years, the chapter hosted the "Ebony Fashion Fair". The traveling show, featuring over 200 fashions from prominent designers such as Yves St. Laurent, Christian Dior, and Oscar de la Renta was a pageant of haute couture and funded the organizations scholarship and community service activities.
Enriched Alexandria with cutural experiences such as: the Alvin Ailey Dancers, the Wong Dancers, the King Tut Art Exhibit, and the Harlem Boys’ Choir.
Instrumental in preserving Central Louisiana (CENLA) African American History with the Lee Street Mural. Follow the above link to learn more about the Lee Street Mural.
- Continues to partner with Rapides Parish Schools and local artists