Ad space available for Christmas Gala program

NATCHITOCHES – Local businesses can support the School of Creative and Performing Arts at Northwestern State University and attract customers during the busy holiday season in Natchitoches by purchasing an ad in the Christmas Gala program.

The annual Christmas Gala will be held on Dec. 3-5 in the A.A. Fredericks Auditorium. Last year’s performances attracted an audience of more than 10,000 including 6,000 for the evening shows.

“For more than two decades, the Gala has become one of the most well-known and favorite events of the Natchitoches Christmas Festival,” said Matt DeFord, coordinator of the Department of Arts in the School of Creative and Performing Arts. “Many of the individuals who come to the Gala come from out of town and will be looking for places to dine and visit while in town for the Christmas Festival. Local attendees from the Natchitoches area will also be looking for services that area vendors supply.”

A full-page ad is available for $100 with a half page for $50 and a quarter page for $25. The NSU Department of Art will be available to assist in designing a program ad at no additional charge.

Proceeds from the ads along with Gala ticket sales benefit the School of Creative and Performing Arts.

For more information, call (318) 357-6560 or e-mail DeFord at