This Friday, when the city hosts one of its Artwalks, New Iberia's Main Street turns into an artists' quarter, with some 60 painters, sculptors and artisans displaying works down a four-block strip from Shadows-on-the-Teche to Epiphany Day School.
"It's something everyone really looks forward to," says Main Street Program Director Jane Braud.
Started by a grassroots coalition of local artists and businesses about two years ago, Braud says New Iberia's Artwalk, typically held just three times a year, continues to draw bigger crowds and more art.
"Depending on the viewers' tastes, I think we'll have something for everyone to enjoy," Braud says.
Featured artists will include wildlife photographer Mickey Delcambre, illustrator Kate Ferry, folk artist Paul Schexnayder, stained glass artist Kenny Greig and landscape painter Melissa Bonin.
The Friday Artwalk is just the beginning of New Iberia festivities planned for the weekend. On Saturday, L'Acadian Art Guild puts on the Shadows-on-the-Teche Arts & Crafts Show, where its members will gather around the gardens of the famed antebellum mansion to display their work.
Just up the road at Bouligny Plaza, line up for "The Great Gator Race" ' an annual benefit for Southern Mutual Help Association. Participants gather to watch hundreds of small plastic alligators, which can be sponsored for $5, race their way down Bayou Teche. The event also features food and live music. Capping off the weekend, the Acadiana Symphony Orchestra performs an outdoor concert Sunday afternoon at 3 p.m. underneath the canopy of live oak trees in New Iberia's City Park. All events are free and open to the public.
September's $509 million in sales pushed Lafayette Parish's nine-month total to $4.4 billion.
The Louisiana Supreme Court has punted on its first chance to decide whether a new state constitutional provision declaring gun possession a fundamental right could void a long list of criminal statutes that regulate firearms.
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Here's your daily look at late-breaking national and international news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday, December 12, 2013:
As part of a national undertaking known by industry insiders as the “Butterfly Project,” a rebranded version of The Daily Advertiser is set to launch with Sunday’s edition of the Gannett-owned paper.
Louisiana moved up a slot to 48th in the ranking of healthy states — once again, thank God for Mississippi! — so all this frettin’ about Gov. Bobby Jindal’s refusal to expand Medicaid per Obamacare ... fuggidaboutit! We don’t need Medicaid no more!
The Denham Springs woman who placed Christmas lights in the shape of a butter finger on her roof in a display of anger directed at neighbors has doubled the trouble for the 2013 holiday season.
The New Orleans architect behind the 1984 World’s Fair also left his mark on Lafayette.
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The 30-second commercial, to run around the state, is the Democratic senator's first TV spot in her bid for re-election to a fourth term.
It's a number that has edged up but falls far short of the thousands who are eligible for subsidized coverage.
A group of mostly higher education leaders will make recommendations to state lawmakers about how to tweak the policies governing tuition rates charged at the state's public colleges.
Week long specials and a ribbon cutting celebration held in Parc Lafayette
Fort Worth company's new facility at Lafayette Regional Airport will build helicopters primarily for the export market.
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Move over Hooters — there’s a new breastaurant coming to town.
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