Pelican Ball

Acadiana Center for the Arts Cordially invites you to

The Pelican Ball  


Edward C. Abell, Jr., Member Emeritus

Charles Walter Dobie, Member Emeritus posthumous

Cheryl Larkin Castille, Honorary Member posthumous


Pelicans on Parade

Thursday, December 9, 2021


Black Tie Optional
Dancing Shoes Mandatory
Live Auction of two new Pelicans on Parade
Entertainment by Rockin’ Blues legend Little Freddie King and Chas Justus & the Jury

Introducing the Pelican Ball

The 2021 Pelican Ball is the inaugural event recognizing the people who have shaped the arts in Acadiana through their commitment and service. We honor both individuals who have contributed directly to the arts council’s work and individuals who have shaped the broader cultural life in Acadiana through their work. 

We honor these individuals, and we celebrate our thriving culture in the best way we know how: with a night full of food, music, and artful surprises amidst the core ‘flock’ of Acadiana’s cultural community. 

Why a Pelican?

Twenty years ago, Acadiana Center for the Arts worked with artist David Fox and students at public elementary schools served by AcA’s arts education programs to design the first “Pelicans on Parade.” 

The project became a public art movement that is recognizable across Lafayette Parish with artist-designed pelicans dotting street corners and holding court over the lobbies of leading businesses. 

Displaying a Pelican on Parade meant—and still means—that someone is passionate for their community and has invested making Acadiana a more vibrant place to live by supporting the arts. 

AcA re-introduces the Pelicans on Parade and will make this opportunity available for new leaders and patrons in our community through a live auction during the Pelican Ball each year.

to our presenting sponsors:

Haynie Family Foundation


Ochsner Lafayette General

and our Host Committee

Caroline & Barry Ancelet

Chuck & Lisa Boudreaux

Timothy Costello & Alison Deshotels

Dr. Jay Cullota

Mrs. Ann Dobie

Beth & Harry Dyson

Aleisha Johnson

Daphne & EJ Krampe

Dr. Mary B. Neiheisel

Onebane Law Firm