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Pelicans on Parade
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.
Caroline & Barry Ancelet
Chuck & Lisa Boudreaux
Timothy Costello & Alison Deshotels
Dr. Jay Cullota
Mrs. Ann Dobie
Beth & Harry Dyson
Daphne & EJ Krampe
Dr. Mary B. Neiheisel
Onebane Law Firm