Acadiana Center for the Arts

Acadiana Center for the Arts
101 West Vermilion Street
337-233-7060

The AcA is located in the heart of Downtown Lafayette and functions as a cultural anchor for Acadiana. With over 38 years experience with outreach, arts funding and education, AcA serves an eight-parish region with community development, education performances and exhibits. 

A facility of great architectural beauty, AcA hosts meuseum-quality gallery spaces and the world-class James Devin Moncus Theater, as well as workshop and performance spaces for arts and cultural education.

Service to the community at large, to our artists and constituents is at the very core of our mission, both to bring a sense of identity to this region and to introduce our area to cutting edge trends in the arts from across the world. In addition, we often facilitate and support the operations of other non-profit arts organizations and have longstanding history of implementation, support and collaboration. AcA takes great pride in its mission of fostering art and culture in Acadiana.


Upcoming Events at Acadiana Center for the Arts

Royal Jelly Jive

Thursday, Dec 13, 2018 at 7:30pm
Lafayette, LA
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Royal Jelly Jive

The Metropolitan Opera: LA Traviata

Saturday, Dec 15, 2018 at 12:00pm
Lafayette, LA
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The Metropolitan Opera: LA Traviata

Erth's Prehistoric Aquarium Adventure

Friday, Jan 11, 2019 at 6:30pm
Heymann Performing Arts Center
Lafayette, LA
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Erth's Prehistoric Aquarium Adventure

Lake Street Dive

Thursday, Jan 24, 2019 at 7:30pm
Lafayette, LA
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Lake Street Dive

An Evening with George Winston

Thursday, Feb 21, 2019 at 7:30pm
Lafayette, LA
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An Evening with George Winston

Recent News

Calling All K-12 Educators and Administrators for the Louisiana Musical Legends Curriculum Development Contest

Calling all K-12 educators and administrators! The deadline for the Louisiana Musical Legends curriculum development contest has been extended until January 18, 2019. We realize how busy December can be for teachers and want to give everyone the oppo…

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Call for Submissions from K-12 Teachers! $1,000 Prize for Selected Proposal!

The Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities is thrilled to announce the launch of its new website, 64Parishes.org.Since 1971, The Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities (LEH) has partnered with communities, institutions, and individuals to explore Lou…

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Acting Up in Acadiana Announces Registration for their 2018-2019 Acting Classes

Acting Up (in Acadiana) announces registration for their 2018-2019 acting classes. Classes are for students ages 7-adult and begin the week of September 10th at the Acadiana Center for the Arts. Registrations are now being taken and will be accepted …

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2018 Arts In Education Showcase

Save The Date!2018 Arts In Education ShowcaseSt. Landry Parish Public Schools5:00 - 6:30 PM on Tuesday, September 11 Delta Grand Theatre (120 Market Street, Opelousas, LA)Lafayette Public School System4:00 - 6:00 PM on Wednesday, September 12 Acadian…

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The First Rue Vermilion Circle Gathering

Join us for the firstRue Vermilion Circle gathering at June ArtWalk.June 96:00 - 9:00pm at ArtWalk.Expererince an inclusive circle for anyone who supports and appreciates visual arts and hear from AcA’s Co-Curator, Mary Beyt, and Coca-Cola Stud…

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Acadiana Center for the Arts - ArtBox Phase II

The McComb-Veazey Neighborhood is thrilled to announce that it is kicking off the second phase of Acadiana Center for the Arts (AcA) and Lafayette Consolidated Government (LCG) ArtBox Project. The goal of the ArtBox Project is to transform the traffi…

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Summer Art Camps Start at the End of the Month! Register now!

Registration Is Now OpenSummer Art Camps at AcA offer creative, challenging and fun hands-on experiences for children. We believe in an approach to teaching and learning that employs stimulating ideas like inquiry and self-expression. Our Teaching Ar…

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April ArtWalk at Acadiana Center for the Arts

Tina Girouard - Parts Known and UnknownMain Gallery On View Through July 14In "Parts Known and Unknown", Tina Girouard's imagery is seen as a narrative of place both familiar and unfamiliar, sometimes overt, sometimes overlooked in the spaces between…

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Experience AcA's Summer Art Camps

Registration Is Now Open Summer Art Camps at AcA offer creative, challenging and fun hands-on experiences for children. We believe in an approach to teaching and learning that employs stimulating ideas like inquiry and self-expression. Our Teaching …

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Sending our Executive Director off Lafayette-style

After 10 years of dedication to AcA, we are saying farewell to Executive Director, Dr. Gerd Wuestemann. Let’s send him off Lafayette-style!Purchase tickets to see Dance Heginbotham and join us for the farewell party after the performance this…

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Big Congrats To The Grammy Winners

Our Locals Lost Bayou RamblersKalendaBest Regional Roots Music Album and past AcA performers Jason IsbellBest Americana AlbumBest American Roots Song Rhonda VincentBest Bluegrass Album TajMo (Taj Mahal & Keb' Mo')Best Contemporary Blues…

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Acadiana Center For The Arts January Art Walk 2018

Art I-10 Main Gallery & Coca-Cola StudioOn View Through March 10 It is with great pleasure that the Acadiana Center for the Arts (AcA) in Lafayette, LA has been awarded a National Endowment for the Arts grant. Art I-10 is a multifaceted project…

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ArtSpark 2018 Application Now Available

Together, the Acadiana Center for the Arts (AcA) and Lafayette Economic Development Authority (LEDA) offer ArtSpark, an Individual Artist Funding Program. The purpose of ArtSpark is to directly support artists in Acadiana, especially those with other…

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Acadiana Center for the Arts Introducing Season 7

We hope you're ready for a year filled with the arts. Music shows that inspire, exhibitions that create impactful experiences, education initiatives that strengthen our community, and new residency works that expose us to new ideas. Foster art &…

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Summer Art Camps at ACA 2017

Artists are inspired by the work of those who came before them. Many of the old masters are credited with developing styles that still inspire us today. In this camp, we'll explore very young artists from around the world who have been inspired by so…

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LaPESC Press Conference and Public Policy Position Statement

The Lafayette Public Education Stakeholders Council (LaPESC), a coalition of independent education stakeholder groups, is taking a position of strong support for the upcoming tax-measure proposed by the Lafayette Parish School System.The proposed hal…

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Register for AcA's Summer Art Camps 2017

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Congratulations to the 2017 Grammy Winners

The Mark O'Connor Family BandBest Bluegrass AlbumUpcoming AcA Shows March 30 + March 31Learn More    William BellBest Americana AlbumPast AcA ShowJanuary 21, 2017Donny McCaslin2 GRAMMYS for his work on David Bowie's BlackstarPast AcA ShowJanuary 2…

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Acadiana Center for the Arts - Summer Camp

Dance 2:June l3 - 17Learn to Connect Dance in Variety of Ways : including technique, choreographic design and impropuaUon skill: For inttrmediatt to advanced level students mrth pnor framing.Lunch and snacki will be provided daily.Deep in the Rainfor…

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AcA Chosen to Present in Washington, D.C.

AcA's Education Director, Bree Sargent, and Executive Director, Dr. Gerd Wuestemann, have been selected to present to over 2,000 national education specialists at the 2016 NCCEP GEAR UP Conference in Washington, D.C.GEAR UP is a federal grant initiat…

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Arts Grants for Teachers!

FUNDING IS AVAILABLE FOR PROJECTS IN LAFAYETTE PUBLIC SCHOOLS!Individual teacher: up to $500Two or more teachers: up to $1000Student Arts Expo grant: $1500Click here for guidelines guidelines and applications or call 337-233-7060Grant Technical Assis…

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AcA Named 2016 Louisiana Culture Awards 'Outstanding Arts Organization'

Lafayette, LA -- Acadiana Center for the Arts will receive the Outstanding Arts Organization award at the 2016 Louisiana Culture Awards Reception at the Capitol Park Museum. The Louisiana Culture Awards recognize individuals and organizations making …

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AcA Named 2016 Outstanding Arts Organization

We are proud to be awarded Outstanding Arts Organization 2016. This award is yours! We could not do it without our sponsors, donors, volunteers, patrons, season ticket holders, show attendees, and every person who has been part of the AcA."We are ver…

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Jake Shimabukuro Makes Time for Student Outreach

Lafayette, LA - Jake Shimabukuro, a Ukulele virtuoso who has collaborated with artists such as Jimmy Buffet, Jack Johnson, and Ziggy Marley.  Shimabukuro, who will soon wrap his worldwide tour, began his solo career in 2002 when he signed with Epic …

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Registration Now Open for AcA Summer Camps!

Summer Art Camps at AcA offer creative, challenging and fun hands-on experiences for children. We believe in an approach to teaching and learning that employs stimulating ideas like self-inquiry and self-expression.Apply Now! (Adobe PDF)Apply Now! (M…

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Acadiana Center for the Arts Releases 2016 Summer Camp Schedule

Lafayette, LA---The Acadiana Center for the Arts will release the 2016 Summer Art Camp schedule Friday, April 8. The schedule outlines14 camps that offer learning experiences that employ stimulating ideas of self-inquiry and self-expression.Camps are…

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An Evening with JJ Grey & Mofro with Special Guest David Ramirez

From the days of playing greasy local juke joints to headlining major festivals, JJ Grey remains an unfettered, blissful performer, singing with a blue-collared spirit over the bone-deep grooves of his compositions. His presence before an audience is…

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A Century of Image Making by Lucille Malczyk

Born in May of 1915, Lucille Malczyk has painted almost every day of her life. Over those hundred years, she said “Never copy anyone’s work. Always create your own.” Though her work has been influenced by the works of other artists, it is her d…

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Play It Again – September 2015 Instrument Drive

Do you have an instrument in your home collecting dust, or not being used? Please consider AcA’s Play It Again Instrument Recycling Program, supported by Chevron. Your old musical instrument can change the lives of many children. Currently we are l…

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AcA Releases Its 2015-2016 Season Lineup

LAFAYETTE, LA — Acadiana Center for the Arts unveils the lineup for its 2015–2016 season. Headlining artists such as Lee Ann Womack, George Porter Jr., Randy Newman, Zachary Richard, Buddy Guy, The National Circus and Acrobats of China, Paquito D…

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Summer Art Camps at AcA start June 1, 2015

Young Masters SeriesGet to know some of the world's most celebrated artists in the Young Masters Series. We'll learn about the artists and experiment with the techniques that made them famous! Sign up by the half-day, whole day, mornings all week, af…

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Great Opportunities for Artists and Organizations at Acadiana Center for the Arts

ArtBox Project - Call to Artists Deadline March 20th, 2015 The Application deadline for the ArtBox Project is quickly approaching and we need the help of local visual artists to transform the traffic boxes around Lafayette into beautiful pieces of p…

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Second Saturday ArtWalk Brings New Galleries to AcA

Lafayette, LA - The galleries of AcA have brand new artwork hanging in the Main Gallery and the Mallia Galleria. The two exhibitions will open at ArtWalk on February 21. Featured in the Main Gallery is Allan Jones, visual arts professor at the Univer…

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Art Box Project Extends A Call To Artists

Lafayette, LA - On Monday, February 9, community leaders gathered for the unveiling of Lafayette’s first ArtBox Project. In partnership with Lafayette Consolidated Government (LCG) and Lafayette Convention and Visitors Center (LCVC), Acadiana Cente…

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The Legendary Second City Comes To Lafayette

Lafayette, LA -- Chicago’s comedy powerhouse The Second City is opening up their vaults to celebrate 55 years of laughter! Acadiana Center for the Arts is proud to welcome The Second City’s 55th Anniversary Tour on March 3 in the James Devin Mon…

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Traffic Boxes Transform into Public Art Project

Lafayette, LA - As part of Lafayette’s new beautification efforts and as it relates to elements outlined in the PlanLafayette, AcA will oversee a new initiative to create painted traffic boxes throughout the Lafayette metro area. These boxes are an…

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Acting Up (In Acadiana) Presents Die Happy in Residence at the Acadiana Center for the Arts

Acting Up (In Acadiana) in residence at the Acadiana Center for the Arts is proud to present their latest original work: DIE HAPPY. Acting Up (in Acadiana) company members wrote and perform in this ensemble driven, multi-generational, thematic piece.…

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Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award Honoree Flaco Jiménez Takes Stage at AcA

Lafayette, LA -- Acadiana Center for the Arts has hosted many Grammy-award winners and nominees such as Rosanne Cash, John Hiatt, Chick Correa, Blind Boys of Alabama and more. Next week 2015 Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award honoree Flaco Jiménez ta…

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Ballet Memphis Presents More Than Just A Song And Dance

Lafayette, LA - The highly praised dance company, Ballet Memphis, takes the stage on January 15, but the company is bringing far more than your typical dance recital. Ballet Memphis’ mission is “Creating, presenting and teaching ballet and dance …

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Acadiana Center for the Arts's Performance Lineup Brings in New Year with a Bang

Lafayette, LA - Acadiana Center for the Arts opens their doors again for the New Year with performers for every taste. With a full lineup of everything from Tex-Mex to Jazz to Theater and everything in between, AcA is pumping up the culture experienc…

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AcA Hosts Auditions for Movement Project

Lafayette, LA - The Acadiana Center for the Arts will be hosting auditions for AcA artist in residence Theresa Wasiloski's movement project intitled “PLAY.” PLAY is an interactive, movement-based project that explores the process of and context …

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Ballet Memphis Brings Mississippi River Culture To Life On The Stage

Lafayette, LA -- Ballet Memphis is no stranger to the Hub City. In 2012 the professional dance company presented Takademe, a performance that featured tightly woven rhythms of Indian Kathak consisting of deconstructed and abstracted movements. The co…

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Top 10 Reasons to Attend Ballet Memphis

part of the PASA Main Stage Series1.The triple-bill River Project reflects the movement, culture and history behind our very own mighty Mississippi River.2.According to previous BM attendees at they Heymann Center in 2012, the company is "amazing, "v…

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The Season of Giving and Receiving Starts at Acadiana Center for the Arts

Lafayette, LA - Acadiana Center for the Arts celebrates the holidays all month long. From performances to gifts cards to memberships to donations and everything in between, AcA has a little something for everyone during the holidays. All month long o…

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Acadiana Center For The Arts Awards Over $200,000 In Grants To Local Art Recipients

Lafayette, LA - Acadiana Center for the Arts hosted a reception for recipients of several arts grants awards. AcA is proud to administer funds to these outstanding organizations and artists, as they continue in their mission of fostering art and cult…

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Residency Workshop: Exploring Classical and Contemporary Ballet

AcA resident artist Gina Hanchey will be giving a workshop, Exploring Classical and Contemporary Ballet. A two-part workshop, the first part will focus on viewing and discussing excerpts of both classical and contemporary works by various choreograph…

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ACA's Gerd Wuestmann Chosen As Member Of Nas Chief Executive Program

Lafayette, LA -- National Arts Strategies has announced the latest class of exceptional leaders in The Chief Executive Program: Community and Culture. These 50 executives will work with NAS and each other over the next year to address their biggest c…

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Acadiana Center for the Arts Newsletter - September, 2014

Season 4 is Here!   Acadiana Center for the Arts brings its fourth season to our beautiful home in Downtown Lafayette. This season is filled with talent like you've never seen it before on the stage, in the galleries, and even out in the community. …

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AcA Unfolds The Remainder Of The 2014-2015 Season Lineup

Lafayette, LA -- Acadiana Center for the Arts unveils the lineup for the remainder of its 2014-2015 season. Headliners such as Dr. John, Zachary Richard, Wailers, Ballet Memphis, John Hiatt and more take the stage for AcA's fourth season. This season…

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AcA Releases A Glimpse Into The Season Four Lineup

Rolling into their fourth season, Acadiana Center for the Arts brings a lineup of world-class performers, local resident artists, captivating visual arts and much more. AcA is giving a sneak peek into the exciting lineup revealing Jazz at the Center,…

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Acadiana Center for the Arts and LEDA Create Individual Artist Stipend Program, Artspark

The Acadiana Center for the Arts and Lafayette Economic Development Authority (LEDA) have come together to present an individual artist stipend program, ArtSpark. The purpose of ArtSpark is to directly support artists in Acadiana, especially to those…

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Gulf Brew 2014 is Downtown

LAFAYETTE, LA — Acadiana Center for the Arts presents Gulf Brew 2014, and this year the beer is back Downtown! Join us October 18 at Parc International for the best brews of the Gulf Coast and beyond, live music, great food, and the good vibes of D…

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Red Arrow Workshop Partners with and Opens at Acadiana Center for the Arts

Red Arrow Workshop, the colorful, modern-inspired gift shop in River Ranch celebrates 2 years in business today. Owners Jillian Johnson and Jason Brown are thrilled to share the news that Red Arrow will be embarking on a new partnership today with Ac…

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Acting Up and Cane Cutters Baseball Team

Acting Up (in Acadiana), the resident professional theatre company at the Acadiana Center for the Arts, will provide the pre-game entertainment at the Cane Cutters baseball game on Friday August 1, 2014. Hannah Briggs will sing the National Anthem an…

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Acting Up presents: The Taming of the Shrew

Acting Up (in Acadiana), the resident professional theatre company at the Acadiana Center for the Arts, announces The Summer Youth Shakespeare Ensemble's twelfth season and its production of THE TAMING OF THE SHREW. The 15-day intensive performing ar…

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Acadiana Center for the Arts News - June 24, 2014

Now is the time to support what you love. Art and culture in our area have become a staple of our unique identity. From local merchants to the thousands of tourists to our community each year, art has worked in the lives of so many in Acadiana. Thro…

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Acadiana Center for the Arts News - Summer Art Camps Fun

Passport to the Arts 2 Come travel the world with us! June 30-July 3Explore the world with us the week of July 4! Whether it's a single day or all week long, campers can explore exciting cultures from all over the world!Bali June 30Balinese artists a…

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Acadiana Center for the Arts News - June 2, 2014

CitySmarts Art and Science Camp: The Human Body Featured Summer Art CampRegister hereAs humans we are all the same, but we are all unique, too! Explore the wonders of the human body in CitySmarts Art& Science Camp. Build sculptures of our skeleta…

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Tipitina’s Music Office Co-Op Lafayette and Acadiana Center for the Arts Present 3 Songwriters on Songwriting: The Art and Craft of Writing a Good Song

Downtown Lafayette - Tipitina’s Co-Op Lafayette and Acadiana Center for the Arts are proud to present a discussion geared towards local songwriters looking to enhance their craft. Area songwriters (David Egan, Johanna Divine, & Brother Dege) en…

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The Tea Sippers’ Theatre Company Goes 'Into The Woods'

Perhaps nothing touches our imaginations more deeply than a story that begins with those four magic words “Once Upon A Time”. Authors Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine have beautifully recreated stories from our childhoods, showing what actually …

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Blind Boys of Alabama at Acadiana Center for the Arts

AcA is honored to present the Blind Boys of Alabama in the James Moncus Theater. Don’t miss this amazing performance of gospel music from one of the most authentic and long-running gospel groups of our generation.Since 1939, the Blind Boys of Alaba…

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Play It Again – May 2014 Instrument Drive

Do you have an instrument in your home collecting dust, or not being used? Please consider AcA’s Play It Again Instrument Recycling Program, supported by Chevron. Your old musical instrument can change the lives of many children. Currently we are l…

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Student Arts Expo 2014 - Increasing Public Knowledge and Appreciation of the Arts

Lafayette, LA - Join us at the 2014 Student Arts Expo. This annual event is designed to increase public knowledge and appreciation of the arts with performances and visual arts exhibits representing nearly every school in the Lafayette Parish School …

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Men Are From Mars - Women Are From Venus - Live!

Lafayette, LA - Men Are From Mars–Women Are From Venus Live!, the one-man fusion of theater and stand-up, starring Peter Story, is a light-hearted theatrical comedy based on the New York Times, #1 best-selling book of the last decade by John Gray. …

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Acadiana Center for the Arts Summer Art Camps 2014

Looking for a summer activity for your kids that's both fun and educational? Summer Art Camps at the AcA are the answer! We offer creative, challenging, and meaningful hands-on experiences for children providing up-close and personal attention for ea…

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James Hunter Six and Special Guests at Acadiana Center for the Arts

James Hunter Six brings their British version of classy yet modern rhythm and blues to the AcA as part of their Louisiana Crossroads series. Hunter’s “tight, slithery groove,” and “sweet growl,” (New York Times) combine with the high-energy…

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Dream a Little Dream Raffle Winners

We want to send special congratulations to our Dream a Little Dream Raffle winners! First prize of a diamond necklace from Paul's Jewelry goes to Margo Hasha. Second prize of a $2500 travel voucher to Associated Travel goes to Suzanne Harrison. Our t…

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AcA Presents 'Everybody Dance Now' Dance a Thon

AcA’s Everybody Dance Now Dance a Thon will be held in the James Devin Moncus Theater of Acadiana Center for the Arts. Contestants of all ages will come together to dance the night away while having fun for a good cause. Dance to live bands and DJs…

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David Dorfman Dance Presents ‘Prophets of Funk’

Prophets of Funk is an evening that celebrates Sly and the Family Stone’s groundbreaking, visceral, powerful music, and the struggles and celebration of everyday people. Dorfman and Sly and the Family Stone find common purpose in the prophetic poss…

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SFJAZZ Collective Performance Perfect For All Jazz Lovers

The AcA theater transforms into an intimate jazz club as legendary group SFJAZZ Collective comes to town. A night filled with smooth jazz tunes from legendary artists is the perfect way to spend a cool spring night Downtown. The SFJAZZ Collective is…

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Kenny Barron Brings Smooth Jazz Sounds To ACA

Pianist, Composer, Arranger Kenny Barron’s unmatched ability to mesmerize audiences with his elegant playing, sensitive melodies and infectious rhythms is what inspired The Los Angles Times to name him "one of the top jazz pianists in the world” …

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Gal Holiday and The Honky Tonk Revue Present Back-To-Back Performances at AcA

In an era of country music marked by the shiny and plastic, Gal Holiday and the Honky Tonk Revue writes with a sense of humor about the real-life stories of broken down road rigs and hard luck in Los Angeles. To some it may seem unlikely that this cl…

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AcA Artist In Residence Leah Graeff Presents 'Biophilia'

The term Biophilia refers to the bond that naturally exists between human beings and other living systems or the urge to affiliate with other forms of life.For Leah Graeff, AcA artist-in-resident, her work, Biophilia became a way to express this bond…

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The Studios at LWG - Affordable Artist Housing Opportunity

LPTFA is committed to nuturing Lafayette's creative human capital by creating affordable urban housing opportunities for area artists. The Studios at LWG is a 15-unit workforce housing rental development located at 114 Olivier Street - Historic Renov…

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The AcA Honors Jerry Reaux

Lafayette lost a fine citizen and community leader last night in Jerry Reaux, Vice President at MidSouth Bank and former LBA Bank President. On behalf of AcA and on a very personal level I can hardly express how deeply saddened we are to hear of Jerr…

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Acadiana Center for the Arts Dream a Little Dream Raffle

Acadiana Center for the Arts wants to make your dreams come true with three chances to win prizes that are the stuff dreams are made of! The winners of the 2014 Dream a Little Dream raffle will win one of three extraordinary prizes. First prize is a …

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Rosanne Cash Two Unique and Memorable Back-To-Back Performances

Rosanne Cash debuts her new album, The River and the Thread in two, back-to-back performances in Lafayette.The River and the Thread is an exploration of Cash's Southern roots. Her extraordinary songwriting is enveloped with deep, heartfelt lyrics acc…

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gloATL Presents 'Social Animal' - A Revolution In Dance

Social Animal is a movement performance premiering at the AcA by the Atlanta group, glo. (gloatl.com) Through gestural language and vivid imagery, Social Animal will challenge your ideas about dance and performance. Forget what you thought you knew a…

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Professional Development Workshops for Teachers - January 8, 2014

The AcA has many resources to help you bring the arts to the classroom. Workshops demonstrate practical and proven techniques for teaching in the arts, about the arts and through the arts.Organisms and Their Habitats: Exploring How Students Can Demon…

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Happy Holidays from AcA - Spring Show Tickets Now Available

Thank you for your continued support of the arts. This holiday season we've decided to give our members something extra special. For a limited time only AcA members can purchase tickets to any of our spring performances.  Also available at this time…

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Professional Development Workshops for Teachers

The AcA has many resources to help you bring the arts to the classroom. Workshops demonstrate practical and proven techniques for teaching in the arts, about the arts and through the arts.Playing with Non-Fiction: How to Use Non-Fiction Text to Creat…

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Acadiana Center for the Arts' PASA Main Stage Series Continues With Sweet Plantain

Lafayette, LA - This season you can expect nothing but the best as top shows fill the PASA Main Stage roster. PASA continues to produce great shows on big stages while supporting education and outreach activities ranging from classes and workshops to…

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Acting Up (In Acadiana) Presents: CAJUN FACE in Residence at the Acadiana Center for the Arts

Downtown Lafayette, LA - Acting Up (in Acadiana) in residence at the Acadiana Center for the Arts is proud to present their latest original work: Cajun Face. Good friends Lian Cheramie and Sarah Mikayla Brown, both Acting Up (in Acadiana) company mem…

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Professional Development Workshops for Teachers

The AcA has many resources to help you bring the arts to the classroom. Workshops demonstrate practical and proven techniques for teaching in the arts, about the arts and through the arts.October 22 @ 4:30-7:30pmLet's Work Together: Understanding Sci…

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Gulf Brew 2013 – Bands, Food and Beer Highlights

Lafayette's original beer festival is back and better than ever! Lafayette, LA - The AcA presents Gulf Brew 2013, offering the best brews from the Gulf Coast and beyond, now combined with the beauty of The Lafayette Horse Farm. Enjoy over 120 de…

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Tap Into the Imagination with Alice In Wonderland on October 10th, 2013

The Fugro Chance Family Performance Series Tout-a-Trac Theater presents Alice in Wonderland Date: Thursday, October 10, 2013 Time: 6:30 PM   Great for 6 - 10 year olds  Alice refuses to do her homework. Preferring to play and day-drea…

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AcA’s AllStars Season Gala: Clint Black – 2013 Acoustic Tour

Lafayette, LA---Country legend and perennial Billboard Country charts topper Clint Black features an intimate performance with his Acoustic Trio at the AcA’s Moncus Theater. Local country up-and-comer Jaryd Lane opens at this very special black…

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Louisiana Crossroads Series Tickets On Sale - Season 2013-2014

Acadiana's longest running concert series moves into its 14th season, bringing with it some of the most amazing collaborations to date. Purchase your season ticket and enjoy a full season of spectacular performances in your favorite seat. Series tick…

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James Brown: Get On The Good Foot, A Celebration In Dance

Lafayette, LA---AcA is excited to present the PASA Main Stage Series held at the Heymann Performing Arts Center. This season you can expect nothing but the best as top shows fill the PASA Main Stage roster. Don’t miss our first performance of t…

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Jazz at the Center Series Tickets On Sale Now!

Lafayette, LA---Jazz @ the Center transforms the James Devin Moncus Theater into a New York City-style jazz club with intimate table seating and cocktail service. Enjoy an evening of international talent and world-class performances right here in Dow…

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Acadiana Center for the Arts Presents The Met Opera in HD

The Met Live in HD 2013-2014 Season in the AcA's James Devin Moncus Theater  AcA is proud to present The Metropolitan Opera's Peabody and Emmy Award-winning series The Met: Live in HD. Continuing an opulent 3rd season in the AcA's James Devin Mo…

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An Evening Honoring 2013 NEA National Heritage Fellow Carol Fran

Featuring Rue Bugaloo with special guests Chubby Carrier, Lil' Buck Sinegal, David Egan and many more Lafayette, LA - Join us for an evening honoring 2013 NEA National Heritage Fellow Carol Fran in AcA's James Devin Moncus Theater. This special …

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Acadiana Center for the Arts News - August 15, 2013

Volunteer for Gulf Brew 2013!We are currently taking applications for volunteers for the 7th annual Gulf Brew Beer Festival to be held on October 19, 2013. Volunteers will receive:- Free admission to Gulf Brew- A free t-shirt- Training before th…

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AcA Presents the PASA Main Stage Series

Lafayette, LA - AcA is excited to present the PASA Main Stage Series held at the Heymann Performing Arts Center.This season you can expect nothing but the best as top shows fill the PASA Main Stage roster. PASA will continue to produce great shows on…

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Acadiana CARES Receives Three Year CARF International Accreditation

LAFAYETTE, LA---Acadiana CARES is proud to announce that it has been accredited by Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) International with a three-year accreditation period – the highest level of accreditation one can…

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PASA Main Stage Series 2013-2014 Performance Announcement

Re-subscribe NowA New ERA in Performance has BegunThe Performing Arts Society of Acadiana is excited to present the Main Stage Series held at the Heymann Performing Arts Center. Now is the time to re-subscribe! All previous season ticket holders can …

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AcA's Residency Program Strives To Support Local Artists

Lafayette, LA -- AcA’s Residency at the Center strives to offer local artists the support to research, create and develop individual projects. These artists, primarily working in performance or media arts, will get the opportunity to produce a …

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Jerry Reaux Receives Naming Right for AcA Vault

Lafayette, LA - Mid-South Bank Chief Operating Officer, Jerry Reaux has a new project underway as a shiny new plaque adorns the wall beside the newly named Vault: A Reaux Family Project. This new project will leave a lasting impression with Acadiana,…

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Funding Opportunities and Scholarships for Summer Camp Fun

2013-14 External Agencies Funding Program  Arts And Culture Funding Program  LCG partners with Acadiana Center for the Arts (AcA) to administer the Arts and Culture funding program. An Arts and Culture agency is generally defined as an agen…

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Summer Camp Fun - Camper Spotlight

Summer camps are under way! Our summer art camps offer creative, challenging and fun hands-on experiences for children. Limited group size provides close up and personal attention for each camper. We believe in an approach to teaching and learning th…

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PASA Announces Scholarship Recipients

LAFAYETTE, LA---The Performing Arts Society of Acadiana is thrilled to award two outstanding students and one local group with the 2013 L. Hill Bonin, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Award. The individual scholarship award recipients are Kallie Broussard of…

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Acadiana Center For The Arts And Performing Arts Society Of Acadiana Unite As One

Lafayette, LA -- The Acadiana Center for the Arts and Performing Arts Society of Acadiana will move forward as a joint organization. The merging of AcA and PASA combines 25 years of PASA's presenting experience with the 38-year history of service, ed…

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Acadiana's Longest Running Concert Series Closes Out Its 13th Season

Lafayette, LA - Louisiana Crossroads, the award-winning concert series, radio broadcast and television program, is wrapping up its thirteenth season! Crossroads brings exciting new energy while remaining true to the deep roots that are so highly valu…

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2013 Student Arts Expo - Increasing Public Knowledge and Appreciation of the Arts

Lafayette, LA – Join us at the 2013 Student Arts Expo, This annual event is designed to increase public knowledge and appreciation of the arts with nearly 100 performances and visual arts exhibits representing every school in the Lafayette Pari…

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Taj Mahal and Trio to Close Out Acadiana Center for the Arts’ 2nd Season

Lafayette, LA – The Acadiana Center for the Arts has added a very special event, Taj Mahal will close out an extremely successful second season in the James D. Moncus Theater.Known as one of the most prominent and influential figures in blues a…

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Louisiana Soundtrack Experience

Cajun Seasoning: Zydeco Rhythms in the Heart of Acadiana  Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne, the Louisiana Office of Tourism and Oxford American Magazine present "Cajun Seasoning: Zydeco Rhythms in the Heart of Acadiana" April 20 in downtown Lafayette, part…

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Community Theatre's Finest Converge On Lafayette

Acadiana Center for the Arts Hosts Regional Theatre FestivalLafayette, LA -- AcA is honored to serve as host for the American Association of Community Theatre's Region VI Festival! This premier community theatre.The festival will feature outstanding …

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Region VI AACTFest 2013

Planning Meeting: Get involved with Region VI AACTFest 2013 as we discuss, plan and organize this unique event. This meeting will cover topics such as volunteering, classes and workshops, event planning and organization, and community involvement.Hel…

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Community Theatre's Finest Converge On Lafayette

AcA is honored to serve as host for the American Association of Community Theatre's Region VI Festival! This premier community theatre event will take place April 18 - 21, 2013 at the Acadiana Center for the Arts in Lafayette, Louisiana.  The fe…

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Louisiana Crossroads Concert Series Brings New Energy To Downtown

Lafayette, LA---Louisiana Crossroads, the award-winning concert series, radio broadcast and television program, is kicking off its spring season with exciting new energy while remaining true to the deep roots that are so highly valued by audiences in…

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The Monster in Me - Tap the Imagination of Your Students

Professional Development for Teachers The Monster in Me: Integrating Collaged Portrait Making with Descriptive and Narrative Writing With Erin BroussardThe Monster in Me will guide teachers in creative ways to tap the imagination of students for writ…

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Acadiana Center for the Arts Presents Sunjata Kamalenya – Part of the Family Performance Series

Lafayette, LA---Acadiana Center for the Arts presents Sunjata Kamalenya, part of the Family Performance Series that provides quality live family performances in the up-close and adaptable setting of the James Devin Moncus Theater. One of the greatest…

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Auditions for America's Got Talent

Ready for your shot at $1 million? NBC's top-rated summer series "America's Got Talent," is heading to New Orleans to continue the nationwide search for season eight contestants with auditions.Last season the show discovered unprecedented and unique …

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Arts Grants for Teachers

As you know, Grant is buried in Grant's tomb. Granted, it's the punch line of an old joke, however, speaking of grants... You may no know that nearly $15,000 is available to fund arts projects in Lafayette Parish Public Schools. It's called the Arts…

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Fugro Chance Presents Family Performance Series

The Fugro Chance Family Performance Series provides a venue for quality live performance for young audiences. The up-close setting is the perfect atmosphere to introduce children to a wide variety of performing arts experiences. Marionetas de la Esqu…

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New Louisiana Crossroads 2012 - 2013 Season!

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Acadiana Center for the Arts Presents Peter Sykes, Harpsichord – Goldberg Variations

Lafayette, LA---The AcA is proud to present Peter Sykes, harpsichord – Goldberg Variations. Sykes is one of the foremost baroque keyboard performers today performing in the AcA’s James Devin Moncus Theater. This performance is made possible throu…

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Saints and Sinners Masquerade Bash at ACA

Saints and Sinners Masquerade Bash An AcA Fundraiser  Our Second Annual fundraiser is sure to be a heavenly good time and some devilish fun. Be you a Saint or a Sinner, make sure to dress the part in masquerade or creative cocktail. With food, s…

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Acadiana Center for the Arts and Lafayette Parish School System Offer Opportunities to Educate through the Arts

Lafayette, LA---The Acadiana Center for the Arts offers an array of opportunities that provide students and teachers the chance to learn, teach and grow through the arts. The AcA will be hosting its annual Arts in Education Showcase. This is a great …

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Arts In Education Showcase - Your Playground For The Arts

You won't want to miss this! - Check out our exciting NEW calendar of performances for public, private or home schooled children.  - Continue your own education with professional development opportunities by experts in the arts in education…

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Acting Up In Acadiana Offers Fall/Spring Acting Classes

Acting Up (in Acadiana) announces that its classes begin the week of September 10, 2012. Acting classes are available for students ages 7-adult. Individual acting coaching can be arranged. All activities take place at the Acadiana Center for the Arts…

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Acadiana Center for the Arts Presents Our 2012 - 2013 Season!

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Visual Arts at The Center

Exhibitions at Acadiana Center for the ArtsMain GalleryConfigured & Reconfigured: Transformations of the Human BodyAugust 11, 2012 - October 13, 2012Configured and Reconfigured: Transformations of the Human Body, is an exhibition that explores th…

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New Family Performance Series at the Center!

The Family Performance Series was created to provide a venue for quality live performance for young audiences. The up-close setting is the perfect atmosphere to introduce children to a wide variety of performing arts experiences. Marionetas de la Esq…

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AcA 2012 - 2013 Season Announced!

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'Acting Up' Acting Classes Open for Registration!

Acting Up (in Acadiana) announces that its classes begin the week of September 10, 2012. Acting classes are available for students ages 7-adult. Individual acting coaching can be arranged. All activities take place at the Acadiana Center for the Arts…

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1st Application Deadline Soon for Performing Arts Residencies at the AcA

The Acadiana Center for the Arts is offering 2 Performing Arts Residencies for the 2012 -2013 season.  The Performing Arts Residency at the Acadiana Center for the Arts gives performing arts companies from the eight-parish Acadiana region (Acadi…

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ACA Presents Lyle Lovett and His Large Band as Season Opener!

Acadiana Center for the Arts is proud to present Lyle Lovett and his Large Band in a spectacular season opening gala in the sonically stunning James D. Moncus Theater. This event kicks off AcA's 2012-2013 Season and AllStar Series on September 5th at…

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Performing Arts Residencies Announced at The Acadiana Center for The Arts

The Acadiana Center for the Arts is offering 2 Performing Arts Residencies for the 2012 -2013 season.  The Performing Arts Residency at the Acadiana Center for the Arts gives performing arts companies from the eight-parish Acadiana region (Acadi…

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The Tenth Anniversary Celebration of Summer Youth Shakespeare Ensemble Presents Love’s Labour’s Lost

The Summer Youth Shakespeare Ensemble—an Acting Up (in Acadiana) program in residence at the AcA—presents William Shakespeare’s LOVE’S LABOUR’S LOST in celebration of its ten year anniversary. Over 40 children ages ten through senior in hig…

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6th Annual Gulf Brew Beer Festival And Fundraiser

LAFAYETTE, LA - AcA is excited to bring you Gulf Brew 2012. Now in its 6th year Gulf Brew Beer Festival and Fundraiser is the region’s premiere beer festival and AcA’s primary fundraiser. Gulf Brew features fine craft brews, an on-site brewing de…

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'Bullet Proof' - A Multimedia Exhibition

Generic Art Solutions presentsThe New Orleans-based art duo Generic Art Solutions has spent a good amount of time examining the relationship between real life gun play and its' portrayal in entertainment media. Beginning with their title "Bullet…

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Artwork Selection Made For Southern Open 2012 Exhibition

LAFAYETTE, LA - The Acadiana Center for the Arts is excited to announce the artists that will participate for Southern Open 2012. Seventy-five pieces of art created by 31 artists will be showcased in the Main Gallery of the AcA.The Southern Open is a…

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