Baton Rouge Gallery - center for contemporary art ("BRG"). The nonprofit gallery actually had its beginnings in a private, for-profit, artist cooperative gallery called Unit 8 Gallery. A year after Unit 8's opening, the eight artists who founded the gallery welcomed four additional local artists to their ranks, incorporated as a nonprofit organization and Baton Rouge Gallery was born. Today, BRG offers new contemporary art exhibitions on a monthly basis featuring professional local and (occasionally) national artists with opening receptions on the first Wednesday of each month. BRG also offers a wealth of cultural programming that bring visitors face-to-face with contemporary art across disciplines, including film, poetry, dance, music and more.