During 2nd Saturday ArtWalk, Downtown comes alive as each independent gallery, studio and art house opens their doors for this free event. Art aficionados and casual patrons alike will leave inspired as they explore the Downtown Lafayette Cultural District.


Acadiana Center for the Arts

101 West Vermilion Street / (337) 233-7060


April Fools

This April Fools day, Acting Up! in Acadiana presents "April Fools" - a showcase featuring our favorite Fools from the Greeks, to Shakespeare, to Cajun humor. Loosen your pants for belly laughs inspired by Theatre's greatest clowns and vagabonds. Enjoy a reprise performance of "Sunset High Presents Hamlet," from Cajun Face II, and enjoy a brand new "Sunset High Presents" Get a sneak peek into Acting Up's Ensemble training in this laid back, fun night. See you there!


Songwriters: Side by Side

Join us for this amazing house concert in the Saint Streets featuring performances by Kelli Jones and Rex Moroux and other artists. Dinner by Sami Parbhoo: World Food Pop UpThis concert is a fundraiser to support our Performing Arts program. Special thanks to our sponsors: Jerry W. Lynn with Edward Jones, Legends, Louisiana Home Lending, and Noah Oliver!



100 East Vermilion Street Suite 102 / (337) 852-3104

Shop local during ArtWalk! Each jewelry piece is uniquely designed and hand crafted by the artist using several different methods such as carving, kiln firing, stamping, torching and wire wrapping. These one of a kind pieces are perfect for special occasions or everyday. 


Basin Arts 

113 Clinton St. / (337) 718-5008


Acrylic Painting for Beginners

Acrylic for Beginners Class with Brittney Pelloquin 

Thursday’s 6:00-8:00pm
4 week session: March 21st - April 11th
$180 (Supplies included)

Brittney Pelloquin will guide you through a four-week process to learn the basics about painting with acrylic paints. In these sessions, you will learn application techniques with different tools and how to understand and use color. The Basic Elements and Principles of Art will be shared through painting exercises and you will get to select the subject matter of what you’d like to paint in the second half of the course.

Watercolor: Louisiana Landscapes 

Would you like to try a form of painting that is simple, quick and fun? Watercolor might be the right fit for you! In this 2 hour session, Amelia Vidrine will begin with a few quick tips and techniques to begin the foundation of your painting. The class will proceed in creating a Louisiana landscape that is uniquely your own. This class is offered on two separate dates of Saturday, March 23rd and Tuesday, March 26th from 10:00 am -12:00 pm.

Live Art Improv Jam

In celebration of the 2019 Acadiana Dance Month we invite all dancers, musicians, visual artists, writers, filmmakers, and photographers for a night infused with exploration and improvisation. Thursday, March 28th from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm. bring your instrument, sketch pad, camera, dancing body and creative mind for an explosive evening of live art happening in the moment. For this complete participatory Jam we are suggesting a $10 donation. We hope you can join us in this grand collaboration!

Also a great chance to catch a second glance of Greta Gerstner's gallery installation; inspired by movement and dance while you create your own live art!

Critique Night

Basin Arts will host its FREE monthly Critique Nite inviting a selection of artists from all mediums and disciplines to share what they are currently working on and receive thoughts and feedback from peers. This monthly gathering builds a stronger, more diverse and visible artist community and also exposes the variety and depth of talent among us. Come prepared to listen, share and learn from one another.

            April 4, 2019 critique night line up:

Al Schneider
Jan Risher



Chase Bank


600 Jefferson St. / (337) 265-3377


Sherryl Guillory

Chase Tower will be featuring original artwork by Sherryl Guillory. She likes to take chances and explore new mediums and methods within her art. Although she has learned to paint with oils, she has recently taught herself acrylics and mixed media. To Sherryl, art is forever changing and it is with those changing methods and mediums, that there is a wider possibility to create art.  



Cité des Arts

109 Vine St. / (337) 291-1122

Shakespeare's Hamlet

A group of local teenagers are excited to announce their rendition of William Shakespeare's Hamlet, with performances on Wednesday, April 3rd and Thursday, April 4th at 7:00 pm at Cité des Arts. 


Rayo Brothers Album Release Show

The Rayo Brothers release their third album 'Victim & Villain' at Cite des Arts. Come see them perform the songs in this intimate setting, along with special guests Chris Stafford and Nikia Yung. Come listen to the record before the show at our vinyl listening party at Lagniappe Records, one block away from the theater at 5:00pm. Doors open at Cite at 6:00, show time is 7:00.


Mattea’s Studio

313 Jefferson St. / (337) 366-1391

Mattea's Shop Grand Opening

Join us for the Grand Opening of the new shop space on 313 Jefferson Street! New indoor murals will be painted, artwork, new goods and refreshments. It’s also the day of the Student Art Expo Downtown and Paul Breaux Middle School will be exhibiting at the shop. Come pass a good time and enjoy the art!

Parc de Lafayette

539 Jefferson Street /


Head to Lafayette Arts & Fleas for a little shopping. Come get your fill of local goods, art, and curated vintage! 



The Wurst Biergarten

537 Jefferson Street / (337) 534-4612


Shop with local makers, artists, and foodies at The Wurst Biergarten.




Artist Submissions


Are you an artist interested in displaying your art at ArtWalk? Contact your preferred  gallery directly for more information on how to secure a spot!

For Arts & Fleas at Parc de Lafayette, please email Amanda Taylor and include:

1. Artist Name

2. Phone Number

3. Artist Statement

4. Medium of Work

5. Size Range

6. Number of works for display

7. Installation requirements or special gallery considerations

8. Artist website/link

9. Availability

10. Attachments of works