Founded in 1980, Natchitoches Art Guild and Gallery is nonprofit organization that promotes the art work of local historic artists. The gallery is funded by state grants, membership dues and patron contributions. It organizes a range of workshops, demonstrations and activities throughout the year. Natchitoches Art Guild and Gallery also focuses on the promotion and education of fine arts in the community. The gallery s scholarship funds are raised throughout the year through special projects by artists. Additionally, it offers gift certificates of several denominations. Natchitoches Art Guild and Gallery sells a selection of gifts, souvenirs, and hand-painted and decorated ornaments for Christmas.