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.
Create your personal itinerary by visiting our Facebook event page! Every month, we compile a list of participating galleries and businesses.
October ArtWalk Exhibits
101 W Vermilion Street / (337) 233-7060
Arts educators spend much of their time teaching students how to become better artists, and they spend countless hours showcasing their students’ work. But art teachers are artists, too! This exhibition is a celebration of educators as artists: 14 local art teachers using an array of mediums and techniques.
This body of work represents a combination of my personal memories and explorations of relationships between humans and animals using a variety of mediums, including printmaking, drawing, and installation. I have lived in or visited Florida, Louisiana, Texas, and Thailand. I explore these environments and others, both geographically and psychologically, using nostalgic imagery. I also use reoccurring motifs of animals as a metaphor, as a reference to the essence of the spirit of animals, encapsulating their human qualities.
Matthew Thompson: Drawings
Artist Statement - Is it possible to view the ordinary and mundane with renewed vision? What distinguishes impressions of first sight from habitual recognition? My works, which range from large scale drawing and painting to video, 16mm film, and sound, seek to present images as they appear in the moments before perception is caught in the everyday habits of seeing and experiencing the world.
113 Clinton Street / (337) 654-2537
Basin Arts will feature a show of new paintings and installation from artist Marc Wise titled Midway.
Marc Wise is an artist focusing his efforts in the exploration of paint as a mapping of potential states and fluid contingencies within the contemporary practice of painting. He is currently pursuing a Masters of Fine Arts degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and is a resident artist at Basin Arts.
812 Jefferson Street / (337) 534-4155
Visual Arts graduate Cayla Zeek will be featured at Carpe Diem!
About the artist:
Cayla Zeek is from Lafayette, LA and graduated in the Spring 2015 at University of Louisiana with a visual arts degree in painting. Her art is characterized by mixed media layering process with watercolor, pen, charcoal, acrylic and oil on canvas.In March, Cayla started her own hand illustrated greeting card business under her middle name, Mattea’s Hand Gallery + Goods.
Opening of exhibit by artist Rick Gates
"Gee's Bend" by Elyzabeth Gregory Wilder will be shown in the Robert D. Sidman Theatre
The Weaning Process Improv at 8 pm on the second stage
315 Jefferson Street / (337) 983-6402
Taylor Overbey will be exhibiting "Mr. O's One Man Show and Traveling Circus" through the month of October. The artist gallery talk will take place at 7 pm on October 13th.
413 Jefferson Street / (337) 261-9494
Dawn Horton will be featured as artist of the month at Legend's Downtown. See her take on nature and flowers shown with acrylic paint on canvas.
539 Jefferson Street / firstname.lastname@example.org
Wonderful encounters with handcrafted creations and vintage treasures with Lafayette Arts & Fleas at Parc de Lafayette. Shop with local makers, artists, and curators.
424 E. Vermilion Street / (337) 344-9207
Help us welcome Svendson Studio back to 2nd Saturday ArtWalk. Lue Svendson will be showing new work from the Lefty Lue Series and The Louisiana Mystery Collection. Also joining is Eric Svendson, a nature photographer. Parking is available across the street.
537 Jefferson Street / (337) 534-4612
Shop with local makers, artists, and foodies at The Wurst Biergarten.
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
10. Attachments of works