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Second Saturday ArtWalk, June 2020

Saturday, June 13, 2020
Russell Whiting sculpture

The first public event at AcA since the initial COVID-19 shutdown, this ArtWalk offers a new variety of experiences and fun for the whole family, while aiming to provide a safe environment for all.

AcA opens its newest exhibition in the AcA Main Gallery Russell Whiting: 30 Years. There will be a members’ preview from 4pm-6pm before the general public opening 6pm-9pm during ArtWalk.

West Vermilion St in front of AcA will be closed 4pm-9pm to accommodate extra space for “social distancing” while still keeping the ArtWalk experience alive.

AcA policy requires masks for all patrons inside the building for the entirety of their visit during June’s ArtWalk.

AcA is highlighting artists of color, and local artist collective Willingly Rejected performs on the street with live music, painting, dance and more from 6pm-9pm. Magnolia Moon tea company offers iced beverages and naturally-sweetened cotton candy, and Schoolhouse Safari, in partnership with Downtown Lafayette, leads a neighborhood-wide “Exotic Animal Scavenger Hunt” beginning at 5pm. Learn more about the scavenger hunt here.

Russell Whiting’s exhibition features large scale steel sculptures, drawings, and wood carved works spanning thirty years of his career. Whiting is a leading artist based in Acadiana; his artwork is collected and exhibited internationally, and this exhibition at AcA is the most complete showing of Whiting’s work to-date.

In AcA’s Side Gallery, AcA opens James Van Way: Doodlebug & Them, which was originally scheduled to open in April. (Video tours of this exhibition and others are available on AcA’s YouTube page.)

New works from Ros Bernard and Dusty Reed will be on view in the AcA atrium and cafe area to greet visitors at their long awaited return. 

  • Type: ArtWalk
  • Time: June 13, 2020 - 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Venue:AcA

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