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Acadiana Center for the Arts

Acadiana Center for the Arts
101 West Vermilion Street
337-233-7060

The AcA is located in the heart of Downtown Lafayette and functions as a cultural anchor for Acadiana. With over 38 years experience with outreach, arts funding and education, AcA serves an eight-parish region with community development, education performances and exhibits. 

A facility of great architectural beauty, AcA hosts meuseum-quality gallery spaces and the world-class James Devin Moncus Theater, as well as workshop and performance spaces for arts and cultural education.

Service to the community at large, to our artists and constituents is at the very core of our mission, both to bring a sense of identity to this region and to introduce our area to cutting edge trends in the arts from across the world. In addition, we often facilitate and support the operations of other non-profit arts organizations and have longstanding history of implementation, support and collaboration. AcA takes great pride in its mission of fostering art and culture in Acadiana.


Upcoming Events at Acadiana Center for the Arts

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Friday, Jun 14, 2024 at 7:30pm
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Comedy Club: Emo Philips

Thursday, Jun 20, 2024 from 7:30pm to 9:30pm
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Recent News

Acadiana Center for the Arts News - May 15, 2024

Summertime is Here AcA’s weeklong summer arts camps spark imagination and encourage creativity for ages 6-14. You don’t have to be an experienced artist to join! Led by AcA’s team of teaching artists, each week has a…

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Acadiana Center for the Arts News - May 1, 2024

Fostering Art & Culture in Acadiana AcA will focus its SOLA Giving Day efforts on renovating the Dora Rauschenberg Education Studio, a multipurpose classroom at AcA sorely in need of an update. Each year, more than 2,000 young people have…

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Acadiana Center for the Arts News - April 17, 2024

You’ve heard of middle America. Big Towns is a conversation for mid-sized America: Places too big to be small towns and too small to be big cities. Big Towns is a two-day summit, celebrating mid-sized cities and what they do to thrive. The…

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Acadiana Center for the Arts News - February 29, 2024

Fostering Art & Culture in Acadiana You can make an impact Student Arts Expo is an explosion of creativity from the next generation of creative leaders. We are seeking sponsors who are interested in making an impact on the talented young…

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Acadiana Center for the Arts News - January 24, 2024

Fostering Art & Culture in Acadiana How to Win a Grammy with Reid Wick | Creative Acadiana Monday, January 29, 5:30pm Learn about what it takes to make it in the Grammy ranks, from steps to take to becoming a member to submitting your…

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Acadiana Center for the Arts News - January 17, 2024

Comedy Club returns January 25th! Laurie Kilmartin Returning for its second year, the Comedy Club series presents well-known stand-up comedians from across the country. This series is presented in partnership with Lafayette Comedy. Join…

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Acadiana Center for the Arts News - January 10, 2024

Your Destination for Art & Music February 1st & 2nd 50 Years of BeauSoleil Thursday, February 1 & Friday, February 2, 7:30pm Louisiana Crossroads series, presented by First Horizon BeauSoleil, avec Michael Doucet, marks the…

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Acadiana Center for the Arts News: Our Commitment To Arts Education Witnessed Remarkable Growth

We want to take a moment to thank you for making the past year a year filled with art, culture, and joy! We are grateful to be surrounded by a thriving community of artists and cultural bearers here in Acadiana. We are proud of the work we're…

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Acadiana Center for the Arts News - November 24, 2023

Fostering Art & Culture in Acadiana Opportunities for Artists Are you a practicing artist interested in showing your work at Acadiana Center for the Arts? We’re happy to offer the opportunity to submit your exhibition…

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Acadiana Center for the Arts News - November 8, 2023

Second Saturday ArtWalk this weekend Martin Payton: Legacy of Form is on display in the Main Gallery from September 9, 2023 through January 13, 2024. Join Community Development Director, Gwen Richard, and her artistic mentor, Martin Payton, as…

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Acadiana Center for the Arts News - October 24, 2023

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Acadiana Center for the Arts News - October 18, 2023

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Acadiana Center for the Arts Weekly newsletter September 13, 2023

It's National Arts in Education Week! During this week, the field of arts education joins together in communities across the country to tell the story of the impact of the transformative power of the arts in education. Follow along with us this…

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Acadiana Center for the Arts News - September 6, 2023

Application Deadlines Approaching We are currently hiring for 3 positions: - Guest Services Associate - Production Assistant - Performing Arts Assistant Apply online today! We are seeking artists to create an original design on a small or…

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Acadiana Center for the Arts News - August 16, 2023

Call for Artists! Apply to design a Pelican We are seeking artists to create an original design on a small or large pelican to be auctioned during the Pelican Ball on Saturday, December 2. To find out more, please download the 2023 Pelicans…

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Acadiana Center for the Arts News - August 9, 2023

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Acadiana Center for the Arts News - August 2, 2023

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Acadiana Center for the Arts News - July 27, 2023

Music & Performance Lineup The Listening Room Series - An AcA & ASO collaboration Michel Bourdoncle Sunday, August 27, 2pm Tickets $55 At this concert, we’ll explore the connection to our French and Acadian ancestors,…

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Acadiana Center for the Arts News - July 19, 2023

Fostering Art & Culture in Acadiana We're having a Summer Instrument Drive! Do you have an instrument in your home collecting dust, or not being used? Please consider Acadiana Center for the Art’s ‘Play It Again’ Instrument…

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Acadiana Center for the Arts News - July 12, 2023

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Acadiana Center for the Arts Weekly Newsletter - July 5, 2023

Fostering Art & Culture in Acadiana ArtWalk this Weekend Join us for Second Saturday ArtWalk this weekend! On Saturday, July 8 our galleries & Café are open 9am to 9pm. We have a few new exhibitions on display, as well as the…

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Acadiana Center for the Arts News - June 28, 2023

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Acadiana Center for the Arts Weekly Newsletter - June 21, 2023

We're having a Summer Instrument Drive! Do you have an instrument in your home collecting dust, or not being used? Please consider Acadiana Center for the Art’s ‘Play It Again’ Instrument Recycling Program. This summer we are…

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Acadiana Center for the Arts Weekly Newsletter - June 8, 2023

You're Invited Local Performers - this is for you Theater, Dance, Music - all performing arts disciplines are encouraged to apply! With the NXT series, AcA will partner with regional performing artists often at the outset of their careers. The…

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Acadiana Center for the Arts Monthly Music Lineup - June 2023

June Music Lineup Thursday, June 8 Lush harmonies, impeccable musicianship, gorgeous melodies - La Luz's sound is rich, earthy, replete with inorganic sounds that mimic the surreality of nature - the humming of invisible bugs, the atmospheric…

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Acadiana Center for the Arts - Summer programs 2023

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Congratulations to Our ArtSpark Grant Winners!

Congratulations to our newest ArtSpark award winners!! Acadiana Center for the Arts and Lafayette Economic Development Authority announce the 10 recipients of the 2023 ArtSpark grant, which totals $25,000 in funding. ArtSpark is an annual award…

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Support Art and Cwith our Arts Giving Drive!

Fostering Art & Culture in Acadiana We envision an Acadiana that thrives because people from all walks of life are inspired to participate in a dynamic cultural life where everyone can feel that they belong. Please support us by making a…

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Acadiana Center for the Arts: Opportunities for Artists for the Month of May 2023

Fostering Art & Culture in Acadiana SOLA Giving Day Arts Giving Drive Thanks to our amazing SOLA Giving Day sponsor, we have a chance to earn $5,000 in matching funds to support our programs. Your gift will be doubled if you donate between…

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Acadiana Center For The Arts Volunteers Needed

AcA is hosting our *early* SOLA Giving Day on Tuesday, May 2nd. AcA's greatest fans (that's you!) will have a chance to reach out to friends and family via telephone, email or social media to spread the word about AcA's Mission and impact in the…

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Acadiana Center for the Arts - April Music Lineup

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Acadiana Center for the Arts : Creative Acadiana workshops this week And next

Fostering Art & Culture in Acadiana We have a whole lot of cool things happening here in the next few weeks - check it out! Please note: Our cafe & galleries are typically open Tuesday-Saturday, 9am-5pm, however, this Saturday we will…

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Acadiana Center for the Arts - New Grant Applications Open

Grants for Young Creatives TWO grants for young, budding creatives are now open! Do you know an eager, aspiring artist or musician who could use a financial boost to help them access extra learning experiences? Tell them to apply! The grant…

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Acadiana Center for the Arts: March Music Lineup

March Music Lineup March 9 Only 5 tickets remaining! With an inimitable voice as John Prine described, “like you’ve heard, but not really,” and unforgettable melodies rooted in hymns, gospel, and old country music, she’s…

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Take a walk on the Sunny Side : Take a walk on the Sunny Side

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 by accomplished bass-baritone André Courville.…

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Acadiana Center for the Arts Weekly Newsletter - February 8, 2023

Join us in the galleries Saturday between 12 & 4pm* for "EarlyWalk"! *the building will close at 5pm this Saturday, February 11 John Isiah Walton: Color Coded is on view in the Main Gallery from February 11 to May 13, 2023. AcA galleries…

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Acadiana Center for the Arts Weekly Newsletter - February 2, 2023

JOIN US! We have carved out time and space for you to work independently on your ArtSpark application with the advantage of having a member from our grant’s administration team, as well as other previously successful applicants, present to…

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Acadiana Center for the Arts - Now Hiring

We are looking for two qualified, arts-loving individuals to join our team! Applications open through January 31st. Applications JOIN US! We have carved out time and space for you to work independently on your ArtSpark application with the…

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Coming Up At Acadiana Center For The Arts January & February 2023 events

January Events And Music Thursday, January 12, 4:30pm Professional Learning for Educators: A.C.T. Accessible Theatre Workshop for teachers of grades 3–8, presented by Lian Cheramie, Talented Theatre Instructor Sign Up Sunday,…

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Acadiana Center for the Arts - Tickets for All 2023 Performances Available Now!

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Coming Up At Acadiana Center For The Arts

Join us for Art & Culture We are closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday on Thursday 11/24 & Friday 11/25. Our galleries and café will reopen for normal business hours on Saturday 11/26 at 9am. We're having a ball! Black Tie…

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Acadiana Center for the Arts Weekly Newsletter - November 9, 2022

Join us for Art & Culture Film Festival this Weekend Southern Screen Film Festival at AcA The 12th annual Southern Screen Festival will be presented in-person in Downtown Lafayette, Louisiana November 10-13, 2022. Highlights include sessions…

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Acadiana Center for the Arts Weekly Newsletter - November 2, 2022

Tickets are now on sale to all 2023 performances to AcA members only! Series tickets for AllStars series and Louisiana Crossroads series are on sale to members only with a limited-time 15% discount! Members can purchase advance tickets for all…

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Acadiana Center for the Arts Weekly Newsletter - October 21, 2022

General Admission - $40 - includes: -All the beer you can sample - more than 200 Louisiana local, import, & domestic beers Designated Driver - $10 - Sponsored by Service Chevrolet Cadillac - includes: -Complimentary mocktails with DDE card…

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Acadiana Center for the Arts Weekly Newsletter - October 12, 2022

In this episode of the Virtual Art Studio, we’ll be creating paper bag character masks. AcA Teaching Artist, Denise Gallagher, who is also this year's Festivals Acadiens et Créole poster artist, will show you how to turn into your…

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What's Happening At Acadiana Center for the Arts - October 6, 2022

Second Saturday ArtWalk this weekend Join us for ArtWalk this Saturday, 6-9pm, all across Downtown! We have two new exhibitions open - in the Coca Cola Studio and the Café - as well as the ongoing Main Gallery exhibition. Join us for…

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Acadiana Center for the Arts : Next performance season announced soon!

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Acadiana Center for the Arts : King And Queen of the Brew fundraising competition

We're Hiring! We have three positions currently open: -Guest Services Associate (September 23, 2022 Pull Date) -Cafe? Barista (September 23, 2022 Pull Date) -Operations Director (September 30, 2022 Pull Date) Check out the job descriptions…

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Creative Acadiana Kicks Off Fall Workshop Series Next Week

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Acadiana Center for the Arts - Design A Pelican

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Acadiana Center for the Arts - Listening Room tickets on sale now!

ASO and AcA are pleased to premier their new chamber music series, with a presentation of the most famous chamber pieces, written by the biggest stars of the 19th Century European salons – Frédéric Chopin and Franz Schubert.…

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Acadiana Center for the Arts News - July 27, 2022

YOUR OPINION MATTERS Tell us what you really think: For months the leadership of the Acadiana Center for the Arts has been preparing for a strategic planning process that will guide the future work of AcA’s board and staff over the next…

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Acadiana Center for the Arts Weekly Newsletter - July 13, 2022

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Acadiana Center for the Arts News - June 29, 2022

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