Ensemble On est Lafayette: Stories of the Communities of Lafayette Parish

  • May 9, 2023 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Acadiana Center for the Arts (MTS)

    101 West Vermilion Street
    Lafayette, Louisiana 70501
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Description

Join us as we celebrate the Lafayette Parish Bicentennial with an evening of stories and histories from members of different communities from our parish that helped shape the culture and parish we love.
 

Members of the Acadian & French, Atakapa-Ishak, African American, Coco Tribe of Canneci Tinne, Creole, Jewish, Lebanese and Spanish communities will share personal stories and discuss our shared history from different perspectives so that we can all better understand who we are, how we got to where we are and know our history.

Date & Time

Tue, May 9, 2023 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Venue Details

Acadiana Center for the Arts (MTS)

101 West Vermilion Street
Lafayette, Louisiana 70501 Acadiana Center for the Arts (MTS)
Acadiana Center for the Arts

Our mission is fostering art and culture in Acadiana.

Founded in 1975, Acadiana Center for the Arts (“AcA”) is a community-supported nonprofit organization that fosters art and culture in Acadiana. Since its founding, AcA has developed as a major force, shaping the future of public education and community development in South Louisiana.

AcA supports the creation of new works of art, exhibits, festivals, performances, and public art across an eight-parish region that includes Acadia, Evangeline, Iberia, Lafayette, St. Landry, St. Martin, St. Mary, and Vermilion Parishes.  

AcA aims to bring equitable access to the arts and supports fair compensation of artists. On average, AcA serves over 300,000 people annually and provides fair compensation to 2,700 artists.  

In 2013, the AcA merged with the Performing Arts Society of Acadiana (“PASA”), whose mission was to educate, inspire, entertain, and culturally enrich the people of south Louisiana by providing local access to a diverse range of the performing arts. This merger supported the vision of both organizations and provided much-needed support to PASA’s programs. Founded in 1989, PASA served as a leading voice in the performing arts in South Louisiana for close to three decades.


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