Arts

We welcome all who want to help Downtown grow and thrive.

Downtown Lafayette has long served as the city’s cultural and artistic center. Our proximity to the university, multitude of restaurants and cafes, and diverse range of music venues makes the district especially inviting to artists and musicians. Take a stroll on the brick-paved sidewalks of Downtown and you will witness countless examples of Acadiana’s artistic heritage. Visit our galleries and museums and you will be transported into new and exciting worlds created by local and regional artists.

Downtown Public Art

There are over a dozen murals and public art pieces scattered throughout Downtown Lafayette, including many muralis by acclaimed artist and Lafayette native, Robert Dafford. These pieces of public art define our local culture and enchant passers-by on a daily basis.

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Galleries, Museums, and Theaters

There are over a dozen public murals scattered throughout Downtown Lafayette, many by acclaimed muralist and Lafayette native, Robert Dafford. These murals help to define our local culture and enchant passers-by on a daily basis.

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Acadiana Center for the Arts

Events

With such an abundance of art and culture establishments in Downtown, there’s always a creative event happening. The crowd favorite is Downtown’s monthly ArtWalk where local galleries, shops and studios open their doors to throngs of art lovers every second Saturday of the month. But there’s more to do than just look at art Downtown! Many studios and shops offer classes and workshops for artists in training. There are numerous live performances on the streets and in theaters. Whatever gets your creative juices flowing, you can find it Downtown.

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