2017 Paris Balloon & Music Festival

Festival July 14th-15th Evenings at the Lamar County Fairgrounds - Balloon Launch Early Mornings July 15th & 16th at the Love Civic Center

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Paris Area Arts Alliance

Paris Area Arts Alliance is a non profit organization committed to bringing enrichment through the arts to Lamar County. Our organization funds events and  grants for fine arts programs such as music, theatre and art for educational and entertainment purposes.  

Board Members: Carolyn Patterson, Lena Spencer, Ann Gilliland, Emily O'Connor, Gail Hogue, Becky Semple and Laura Carrington.

Paris Blues Society

Board members include: Paul Spencer, Karen Boaz, Matt Leonard, Paul Denney, Candace Council

The blues society sponsors scholarships for students and holds various fundraiser for musicians.

Paris Area Arts Alliance Board

Carolyn Patterson


Emily O'Connor


Lena Spencer


Ann Gilliland


Becky Semple

Gail Hogue

Laura Carrington




Paris Blues Society Board

Paul Spencer


Karen Boaz


Matt Leonard


Candace Council


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Paul Denney