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Second Saturday ArtWalk

presented by Jones Walker


New and exciting art, every month

During Second Saturday ArtWalk, Downtown comes alive as each independent gallery, studio, and art house opens their doors for this free community event. Art aficionados and casual patrons alike will leave inspired as they explore the Downtown Lafayette Cultural District.

AcA is a buzzing hive of activity for this monthly gathering, with one or more new art exhibitions opening every month and a host of free art activities for the whole family.

AcA Member Events

Enhancing the cultural life of the community and promoting local artists

We are the central, organizing and convening hub of arts and culture in Acadiana. AcA’s professional staff serve to support artists, musicians, creatives, and cultural organizations across the region.

Sunny Side Jazz Brunch 

The Sunny Side Jazz Brunch calls to the experiences of legendary Creole Jazz brunches at Commander’s Palace and Brennan’s, and features a performance of classic New Orleans tunes.

Coming up on Sunday, April 7, 2024

Student Arts Expo

Experience the arts at this year’s Expo with performances and visual arts exhibitions from our public schools!

St. Landry Parish Expo: Saturday, March 23, 2024

Lafayette Parish Expo: Saturday, April 13, 2024

Gulf Brew

Celebrating the craft of beer at the best time of year!

Acadiana Center for the Arts presents Gulf Brew, Louisiana’s oldest craft beer festival, an outdoor street festival along Jefferson Street Downtown Lafayette.

Coming up on Saturday, October 19, 2024

Pelican Ball

The Pelican Ball recognizes 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.

Coming up in early December 2024