June 11 marks the sixth ArtWalk of 2011. Spanning galleries, bars, restaurants and retailers throughout downtown, it allows people to stroll around taking in what Lafayette's answer to an urban center has to offer. It allows businesses to expose themselves to fresh eyes as well as artists being able to do the same and maybe make a buck.
The Dupas Family has a multimedia showing at Salon NV at the end of Jefferson Street. DJ Dead Postcard will be spinning.
The Acadiana Center for the Arts has a lot going on, including two performances of a one-act play by Cody Daigle called Certain Unexplainable Events about how a single act of violence can have unexpected effects. Showings are at 6:15 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. This is on top of the several art showings AcA has for ArtWalk. Local brewery Bayou Teche will be offering beer samples.
ArtWalk technically runs from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. but usually starts earlier and ends later. Sometimes there are rickshaws running about that operate on donations from the riders, and one glorious night there were horse-drawn carriages taking people around! You never know what you're going to get.
For a list of more venues opening doors for ArtWalk on June 11, look here.
Tip: Bring an umbrella. It's supposed to rain, and if it doesn't you can either use it to block the sun or look like you're about to bust into a musical number.
Is it a crime for citizens to photograph, video, or take notes of a police officer in the line of duty, or a right protected by the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution? Locally, such activity, as witnessed recently, will at the very least result in a night spent behind bars.
David Calhoun and Elizabeth “EB” Brooks are the first two employees of Lafayette Central Park Inc., the nonprofit charged with turning Lafayette Consolidated Government’s 100-acre Johnston Street Horse Farm property into a passive public park. Calhoun was named executive director, and Brooks is director of planning and design.
Episcopal School of Acadiana’s Dr. Joshua Caffery, chair of the school’s English Department, is headed to Washington, D.C., and the Library of Congress as the latest winner of the Alan Lomax Fellowship in Folklife Studies.