Acadiana, Lagniappe

Donations Needed for James Lee Burke Statue in New Iberia

NEW IBERIA, La (press release) – A small group of New Iberia citizens has organized to honor and thank New York Times best-selling author James Lee Burke for putting New Iberia on the literary map. Working with the city, they have…

Acadiana Profile Magazine Wins International Awards

  NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA — On May 16, Acadiana Profile Magazine won 9 awards, at the 42nd annual International Regional Magazine Association (IRMA) awards presentation in Ottawa, Canada. The top prize for Magazine of the Year went to Acadiana Profile.…

Lafayette Art Association's Summer Art Camp for Kids

LAFAYETTE, La (press release) – There’s thrifty fun to be had this summer at the Lafayette Art Association! Margo Baker and Bonnie Camos are offering this five-day children’s art camp to teach your child how to upcycle, repurpose and make…

Annual Rockin' On The Runway in June

ALEXANDRIA, La (press release) – Rockin' On The Runway (ROTR) is hosting their third annual fundraising event on June 11. The goal is to raise funds and awareness for special needs children and young adults residing at St. Mary's Residential…

AcA Purchases the Historic Lafayette Hardware Store

  LAFAYETTE, La (press release) – Acadiana Center for the Arts (“AcA”) sets out to create a nationally significant museum dedicated to Louisiana music, musicians, and musical culture with the purchase of the historic Lafayette Hardware Store. “The new music…

#CreateLouisiana 2022 French Culture Film Grant Submissions Open

LOUISIANA (press release) – #CreateLouisiana is excited to announce the 2022 French Culture Film Grant. The $25,000 cash grant supports one Louisiana filmmaking team to create a new film (a short scripted film or feature-length documentary) featuring French culture and talent.…

Songwriters Side by Side This Saturday, March 26

  BREAUX BRIDGE, La (press release) – Please join us at Maison Madeleine for a night filled with artistic surprises and a unique performance from Dirk Powell and Yvette Landry. Acadiana Center for the Arts is excited to bring you…

2022 Marks Tony Chachere’s 50th Anniversary

  OPELOUSAS, La (press release) – Tony Chachere’s Famous Creole Cuisine is celebrating its 50th Anniversary! Fifty years ago, the company began as a retirement hobby and a life-long dream come true for the company’s namesake, Tony Chachere. Mr. Tony…

35th ANNUAL WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP CRAWFISH ÉTOUFFÉE COOK-OFF

  EUNICE, La (press release) – The Eunice Chamber of Commerce in cooperation with the City of Eunice presents the 35th Annual World Championship Crawfish Étouffée Cook-off. The festivities begin on Saturday, March 26, from 8:00 p.m. until midnight with…

La danse de Mardi Gras, Feb. 5

  LAFAYETTE, La (press release) – Join in for a country dance at AcA celebrating the rural traditions of Mardi Gras in the big city. Dr. Barry Ancelet will begin the evening with a shortened version of his annual lecture…

Cajun Accordion Maker Keeps Deep Traditions Alive

  LOS ANGELES (press release) – Craft in America, the Peabody Award-winning series that explores America's creative spirit through the language and traditions of the handmade announced a new episode. HARMONY bridges the art forms of music and craft, celebrating…