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October
19

Tour the Old and New State Capitols

Baton Rouge Capitol Buildings

Louisiana has a rich history. One of the best ways to learn all about the state's 300 years of history is to visit one of its two amazing state capitol buildings in Baton Rouge.

The old and new state capitol buildings are two of the most spectacular buildings in the state, and each encapsulates the state's history and culture in different ways. Our Realtors® can spend an entire day touring each building. Here are some of the best ways to explore each one:

The New Capitol Building
The tallest US capitol building is Louisiana's new (and current) state capitol building which has 34 floors and stands 460 feet tall, and holds the capitol chambers for the Louisiana State Legislature. It's a beautiful building, and there are a few different ways to see it:

  • Schedule A Tour - The new capitol building's staff host numerous guided tours throughout the year, which give you the chance to get an inside look at many of this building's features. Additionally, many of Baton Rouge's city tours, such as Red Stick Adventures or All About Baton Rouge, will take you by this amazing building.
  • Visit The Observation Deck - The Louisiana State Capitol has a 27th-floor observation deck that offers stunning views of Louisiana, the Baton Rouge skyline, and the Mississippi River. You might even catch a glimpse of some of these beautiful Baton Rouge homes for sale while you're up there!
  • Shop At The Top - The building's 27th floor is also home to a wonderful gift shop, where you can purchase Louisiana and Baton Rouge souvenirs, postcards, and more. 

The Old Capitol Building
Louisiana's former capitol building (also known as Louisiana's Old Capitol) is now a National Historic Landmark and is home to the Old State Capitol Museum of Political History. This building is often referred to as Louisiana's "castle-on-the-river" due to its beautiful Gothic and Victorian architecture. You can experience this building in many ways:

  • Schedule A Tour - Louisiana's Old State Capitol offers guided and self-guided tours throughout the week. Tours are free; however, if you wish to view the immersive 12-minute "The Ghost of The Castle" film, there is an additional $3 charge.
  • Explore The Museum - The Old State Capitol Museum of Political History features rotating exhibits that showcase local art, history, and culture. It's always worth stopping by to see and learn something new.
  • Visit The Gift Shop - The Old Capitol Building also features a gift shop with souvenirs and works from local artists, stationery, fashion accessories, and more. 

If living near these beautiful buildings sounds appealing, there are some Baton Rouge open houses planned for this weekend.

Louisiana's Old and New State Capitols give you the chance to gain a new appreciation for the culture and architecture of our area. Learning about an area's history can be a lot of fun! 

Contact us today to explore Baton Rouge listings. 

September
27

Celebrate Local Artists at the Gallery Promenade

Lake Charles Gallery

The Lake Charles area is lucky to be home to many talented local artists. Their work is featured in a number of galleries and shops — and you can also check it out at the upcoming Gallery Promenade. This annual event is a favorite among locals and is the perfect opportunity to get acquainted with artists and galleries in the Lake Charles area. Take a break from looking at Lake Charles homes for sale, and admire art at this local event. Here are the key details to know before you attend:

  • Time and Date
    This year's Gallery Promenade is scheduled for Friday, September 30, 2022. It will officially last from 5 pm until 9 pm. However, in the past, some galleries and local restaurants have welcomed attendees a little later than this, after the festival is officially over.

    Fall is the perfect season for a gallery event like this one. The weather should be pleasantly cool so you can walk around all evening from gallery to gallery without getting too hot.

  • Location
    The Gallery Promenade takes place throughout Lake Charles. You can easily walk to some of the participating galleries right around the lake, but there are others a bit further out that you may prefer to drive to. Galleries in the area include Candice Alexander Art Studio, the magnificent Gallery by the Lake, and the Frame House Gallery.

  • Things to Do
    The key thing to do at Gallery Promenade is to visit the participating art galleries and admire the work on display. As you do so, you'll learn about many different local artists and their work. There will be some artwork for sale, so this may be a good opportunity to decorate your new home. You may also discover an artist whose work you want to buy later on. Some galleries will be serving refreshments throughout the evening.

    There will also be some street displays set up during the festival. This is a good way to discover up-and-coming artists who don't yet have their work in the larger galleries.

    Another great attraction at the festival will be the food trucks. They'll be set up and serving food throughout Lake Charles during the event. Stop by and support a local business by buying delicious tacos, a burger, or some ice cream while you admire local art.

Gallery Promenade is a lot of fun, especially for art lovers. It's one of many lovely Lake Charles events throughout the year. Ready to move to an area full of local events and a great art scene? If you're thinking of moving to the area, don't hesitate to contact us at your convenience. Our Realtors® will help you find Lake Charles open houses to attend as they guide you through the buying process.

March
23

About the Shaw Center for the Arts

Shaw Center

Located at 100 Lafayette Street in the heart of Downtown Baton Rouge, the Shaw Center for the Arts deserves a place on anyone's must-see list. It's one of our real estate agents' favorite spots in the city, and we're excited to shed a spotlight on this unique institution!

About the Shaw Center for the Arts

The Shaw Center for the Arts is a major hub for art, culture, and theater in Baton Rouge. Encompassing 125,000 square feet, this massive museum, venue, and education center first opened its doors in 2005. It received the American Institute of Architects Gulf States Honor Award for architecture the year it opened. 

Several unique art spaces and venues collectively make up the Shaw Center for the Arts. Located just minutes from many Baton Rouge homes for sale, these are some of the can't-miss highlights of the Shaw Center:

  • Manship Theatre
    Arguably the centerpiece of the Shaw Center for the Arts, the Manship Theatre is the premier non-profit theatre venue in Baton Rouge. The Manship Theatre seats 325 and is an intimate space with state-of-the-art sound and lighting, hosting the finest in theatre, music, film, dance, and the performing arts.

  • LSU Museum of Art
    Operated by Louisiana State University, the LSU Museum of Art is the only museum in Baton Rouge dedicated exclusively to art. The museum's permanent collection includes a comprehensive overview of Louisiana art, as well as unique works from all over the world. In addition to their permanent collection, the LSU Museum of Art also features ever-changing exhibitions by local, regional, and international artists. 

  • Glassell Gallery 
    The Glassell Gallery is one of the most compelling spaces within the Shaw Center for the Arts. The Glassell Gallery is part of the LSU School of Art, and features rotating selections of student art, works from the art school faculty, and exhibitions by artists from around the world. The gallery is always open to the general public free of charge. 

  • The River Terrace
    Offering one of the best views in Baton Rouge, The River Terrace is an indoor and outdoor space perched at the top of the Shaw Center for the Arts. It's mostly known as an incredible wedding venue, capable of wowing up to 400 guests with its views of the Mississippi River from its outdoor sculpture garden and terrace. 

Dining at the Shaw Center for the Arts

Between visiting Baton Rouge open houses and exploring the Shaw Center for the Arts, there's a good chance you might get a little hungry. Fortunately, there are several great dining options within the Center for the Arts:

  • Capital City Grill
    Steak and seafood are the stars of the show at Capital City Grill, a classic American eatery with a healthy dash of Creole spice. Everything is made from scratch in-house, and many of their ingredients are locally sourced. 

  • Tsunami
    Tsunami is the Shaw Center for the Arts' in-house sushi restaurant, and everything here is fresh, flavorful, and artfully presented. In addition to sushi, Tsunami also offers small plates and craft cocktails, and their indoor and outdoor spaces offer a great view of the Mississippi River. 

  • PJ's Coffee Shop
    You're never far from a great coffee in Baton Rouge, thanks to PJ's Coffee Shop. This beloved local chain has several locations in and around the city, including one on the ground floor of the Shaw Center for the Arts.

Contact us today to learn more about life in Baton Rouge! Our city is the heart of Louisiana art and culture, and our real estate agents are dedicated to helping you find your dream home in Baton Rouge. 

September
29

Why Lake Charles is Louisiana's Playground

Lake Charles

From relaxing on the water to enjoying the glitz and glamour of multiple casinos, there's never a shortage of things to do in Lake Charles. If you've been exploring Lake Charles homes for sale, you'll want to know a bit more about why this city is affectionately known as "Louisiana's Playground." Here are a few of the amazing amenities this area has to offer.

  • Outdoor Activities
    If you enjoy hunting, fishing, water sports, golfing, or other outdoor activities, you'll love living in Lake Charles. The area has several award-winning golf courses, gorgeous waterfront areas, and even a lazy river with a swim-up bar. There are also abundant opportunities to go shelling along the Gulf beaches and paddleboarding in the area's waterways. Lake Charles is home to the Creole Nature Trail All-American Road, where you can see birds, alligators, and tons of other wildlife in its natural habitat. There are also three wildlife refuges in the area, making it the perfect place for nature enthusiasts. 
  • Vibrant Nightlife
    Lake Charles has not one but two world-class casino resorts located right next to each other. The L'Auberge Casino Resort and the Golden Nugget Lake Charles both have a huge array of upscale amenities, including golf courses, restaurants with award-winning chefs, spa facilities, live entertainment, and stunning pool areas. The Delta Downs Racetrack Casino Hotel also has several delicious restaurants and an array of amenities. 
  • Rich History
    The city of Lake Charles has a long history, dating back to the early 1900s. It's full of old historic buildings and landmarks. One building of interest is the Calcasieu Parish Courthouse, which is listed as one of the top ten most haunted places in the United States. The area near the lake is also lined with 100-year-old oak trees and a 170-year-old tree known as the "Calcasieu Manor Tree," making it the perfect backdrop for leisurely walks. 
  • Appreciate the Arts
    There are many theaters and musical groups in the Lake Charles area as well as five different museums. Residents and visitors often enjoy listening to the Lake Charles Symphony, exploring art museums, or visiting the Mardi Gras Museum of Imperial Calcasieu, where you'll find the world's largest display of Mardi Gras costumes. Lake Charles is also home to more than 75 festivals, including the Louisiana Pirate Festival and the area's family-friendly Mardi Gras. 

If you want to live someplace where you'll never get bored, Lake Charles is the perfect location! There's truly something here for everyone. Our real estate agents can help you find your dream home. Contact us today to discuss your home buying goals and get started! 

September
7

Explore Public Art Spots in Downtown Lafayette

Public Art Lafayette

What would our cities look like without public art? We've been fortunate to have some truly gifted artists contribute to our city's growing collection of murals and sculptures. If you're looking for the best of Lafayette's public art, our real estate agents are happy to provide this handy guide!

  • Downtown Reawakening - 121 E. Vermilion St, Lafayette, LA 70501
    One of Lafayette's oldest murals, Downtown Reawakening was completed in 1984. It's the work of local artist and gallery owner Tanya Falgout and depicts a birds-eye view of the city as it appeared in the early '80s. It's a fitting place to start your tour of Lafayette's public art and is located within walking distance of many Lafayette homes for sale. The Downtown Reawakening Mural is tucked away just inside the entrance to Parc Auto du Centre-Ville parking garage. 

  • Fields of Study Mural - 433 Jefferson St, Lafayette, LA 70501
    The mural known as Fields of Study is located on an exterior wall of the Lafayette Science Museum, and what could be a more fitting place? Completed in 2016 by artist Chris Pavilk, Fields of Study is really a series of murals depicting the many disciplines contained within the museum—everything from dinosaurs and undersea life to geology and outer space. 

  • Bicycle Sculptures - 201 E. Vermilion St, Lafayette, LA 70501
    Pat Juneau's whimsical Bicycle Sculptures add a splash of color to Lafayette's Vermillion Street. Perched high atop a series of light poles, the metalwork sculptures are also a great reminder that Lafayette is an amazingly bike-friendly city. Juneau is one of Louisiana's foremost metalsmiths, and he's also responsible for the Dinosaur Pole Sculptures at the Lafayette Science Museum. 

  • Horizon Mural - 200 W. Vermilion St, Lafayette, LA 70501
    Horizon is the work of acclaimed mural artist Robert Dafford. Completed in 1988, it's a tribute to Louisiana's landscape as well as its musical heritage. This mural is also part of Dafford's "Flying Violin" series of murals, which includes similar murals in locations around the globe, including Ottawa, Canada, and Suresnes, France.

  • Thalassa - 113 Clinton St, Lafayette, LA 70501
    The eye-catching Thalassa mural at Basin Arts spans two stories and is the work of local multimedia artist Susan David. The mural is a dramatic depiction of Thalassa, a primeval spirit of the sea in Greek mythology. It was created in 2016, and its painter has been responsible for several great public art projects around town. 

  • McComb-Veazey Neighborhood Living Legends Wall - 713 LA 728-8, Lafayette, LA 70501
    Completed in 2016 by artist Adrian Fulton, the McComb-Veazey Neighborhood Living Legends Wall is a loving tribute to nine members of the local community who have made great contributions to education, government, culture, and activism in Lafayette. The mural is on the side of Kirk's U-Needa-Butcher Shop, a reminder that great art can be anywhere.

A hub for art and culture in Louisiana, Lafayette is a one-of-a-kind place to call home. Contact us today to learn more about life in Lafayette!

November
1

Catch a Show at These Theaters in NOLA

NOLA TheaterNew Orleans is "The Big Easy," and our real estate agents want to make it easy for you to enjoy!

When you're looking for New Orleans homes for sale, you know you'll also be getting a heaping helping of culture, cuisine, and fun! This city is one of America's live music capitals. It celebrates its heritage with some of the best down-home jazz jam sessions you'll find anywhere!

But even though jazz is a big part of the story, it's not the whole story.

The city is full of world-class venues to catch a concert, play, ballet, song, or story – something passed down through the ages or full of modern flair. It's all up to you here in New Orleans.

Let's take a closer look at seven local venues that you won't want to miss:

  • The Music Box Village – 4557 North Rampart Street, New Orleans, LA 70117
    The Music Box Village is a large-scale community art project conceived by members of New Orleans Airlift, a New Orleans nonprofit led by local artists. Reflecting the DIY skills and imagination of dozens of local creators, its interactive "musical houses" are the perfect place to catch a musical or dramatic performance.

  • The Stage Door Canteen – 945 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
    Located within the National World War II Museum, The Stage Door Canteen pays homage to the original venue by that name used to entertain troops. Visitors can see it all in evening and matinee performances: Big bands, dancing, vintage-style vocals, and theatrical shows harkening back to The Stage Door's rich history.

  • Ashé Cultural Arts Center – 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard, New Orleans, LA 70113
    Ashé Cultural Arts Center provides exhibits, slam poetry, speakers' series, and (of course) dramatic productions celebrating the rich diversity and cultural heritage of New Orleans. It is a spectacular way to connect, learn, and experience community.

  • The Orpheum Theater – 129 Roosevelt Way, New Orleans, LA 70112
    The Orpheum Theater recently celebrated its centennial anniversary. Productions range from classic jazz to modern alternative, one-man (and one-woman!) shows, and off-Broadway originals. There's always something new going on at The Orpheum.

  • UNO Lakefront Arena – 6801 Franklin Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70122
    On the campus of the University of New Orleans, UNO Lakefront Arena is a centerpiece of the beloved college's music and drama programs. It also invites star-studded performances from around the world: Everything from the family-friendly Paw Patrol Live! to the Fabulously Funny Comedy Festival.

  • The New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park – 916 North Peters Street, New Orleans, LA 70116
    The New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park is a living tribute to the long history of New Orleans Jazz. Music is always a part of the learning and fun at this park. Famous for its children's programs and activities, it also has permanent exhibits on every era of the New Orleans Jazz tradition.

  • Dixon Concert Hall at Tulane University – 104 Dixon Hall, New Orleans, LA 70118
    Dixon Concert Hall at Tulane University seats 1,000 and will thrill you with its concert series. Ensembles from throughout Tulane's music and theater departments showcase their best work here on a regular basis, inviting supporters and the public.

Setting the stage for a move to NOLA? We can help! Contact us at Latter & Blum to learn more about New Orleans real estate.

October
30

Take a Trip to the Chauvin Sculpture Garden

Chauvin Sculpture Garden

Traditionally, lighthouses serve to guide marine travelers to safety. Just minutes from Houma homes for sale, a special lighthouse acts as a beacon directing visitors to a unique art display that's a favorite destination of our real estate agents. Experience this piece of local history first-hand with a visit to the Chauvin Sculpture Garden.

Planting the Seeds

Dubbed a "magical mystery tour" by one enchanted viewer, the Chauvin Sculpture Garden has an origin story as fascinating as the art itself. All pieces were created by a man named Kenny Hill, a bricklayer by trade who came to Chauvin in 1988, seeking work on construction sites.

A generous landowner offered to let Hill stay on a piece of his property along the banks of the Bayou Petit Caillou. Hill pitched a tent and lived there until he built a simple cabin using materials he salvaged from various spots.

Despite having no formal training, Hill possessed a great deal of natural artistic talent. In 1990, feeling the need for a greater range of creative expression than his day job allowed, Hill began crafting his heartfelt and thought-provoking sculptures.

An Artist's Personal Journey

The Chauvin Sculpture Garden contains more than 100 concrete sculptures, breathtaking in physical size, and thematic scope. 

Standing above it all is the 45-foot-tall lighthouse made with 7,000 bricks. The vividly-colored structure features an eclectic assortment of characters, including cowboys, musicians, children, and angels, clinging to the sides in a desperate search for safety.

Remarkably, Hill himself appears in a number of these tableaux. His distinctive long-haired and bearded image seems to act as a guide, silently drawing viewers' attention to particularly significant points.

Not surprisingly, Hill's venture began garnering public interest. He resolutely refused to talk to the media, giving only the cryptic comment that the garden was a "story of salvation" for residents. While Hill allowed some of his curious neighbors to visit, he steadfastly avoided publicizing the garden.

Preserving Hill's Vision

Sadly, when Hill's benefactor and landlord passed away, he abandoned his project in 2000 after being evicted by the local parish for lack of upkeep. Would this incredible work of art end up overcome by the forces of nature?

The story had a happy ending when Dennis Sipiorski, an art professor at Nicholls State University in nearby Thibodaux, contacted the Kohler Foundation, an organization dedicated to preserving folk art. Kohler purchased the property and donated it to NSU. 

In 2002, the Chauvin Sculpture Garden was opened to the public with an official dedication ceremony. The site is also home to the NSU Folk Art Studio, where visitors may purchase books, local artwork, and various souvenirs.

Location and Hours

Visit the Chauvin Sculpture Garden at 5337 Bayouside Dr. Hours are dawn to dusk daily, with bilingual guided tours offered on the weekends. Admission is free for all guests.

The Bayou Region is an exhilarating blend of culture, scenery, and entertainment. Learn more about local real estate opportunities when you contact us at Latter & Blum.

October
19

Art in New Orleans: 5 Art Galleries to Visit

Art Galleries in New Orleans

No matter what types of art you adore, New Orleans is sure to have many art galleries that you will love to explore. In a city with such a special blend of cultures, that's no surprise! The art galleries of New Orleans come in many shapes and sizes, with a shared goal of showcasing the city's vibrant culture through art. But with so many art galleries, where do you start? Our real estate agents have you covered with five local art galleries where you can begin your exploration of the New Orleans art scene.

  1. Kako Gallery – 536 Royal St., New Orleans, LA 70130

    Like many art galleries located close to New Orleans homes for sale, you'll find that Kako Gallery doesn't just focus on one type of art. Instead, it showcases art in many mediums from artists who live and work in the New Orleans area. If you're looking for a gallery with affordable, local art that you can purchase to decorate your own home or you're interested in browsing an eclectic collection, Kako Gallery is well worth a visit. You'll find an extensive collection of paintings, sculpture, and outdoor art here.

  2. Windsor Fine Art – 221 Royal St., New Orleans, LA 70130

    When you're in the mood to see work from some of history's greatest artists, Windsor Fine Art is the place to be. Windsor Fine Art features artwork spanning five centuries, including original works from legends like Dali and Rembrandt. Browse an expansive collection arranged by artistic movement, touching on the most popular movements from the last 500 years. Windsor Fine Art also features an exceptional collection of sculptures from both historical and contemporary artists.

  3. Sutton Galleries – 519 Royal St., New Orleans, LA 70130

    A family-owned gallery serving New Orleans for more than 100 years, Sutton Galleries has long been a must-see stop for art lovers on Royal Street. Whether you're looking to add to your existing collection, start collecting art for the first time, or browse the work of talented contemporary artists, you'll find a warm welcome and plenty of help from the friendly, knowledgeable staff at Sutton Galleries.

  4. Gallery Orange – 819 Royal St., New Orleans, LA 70116

    In the mood for contemporary art? Be sure to check out Gallery Orange, which features a constantly updated collection of art created by artists worldwide. While Gallery Orange doesn't focus on a specific type of art, it favors original, unconventional, and energetic works. This gallery strives to sell art for fair market prices, making it a great place to shop if you're looking to bring home something special for your own walls.

  5. Cole Pratt Gallery - 3800 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA 70115

    For more contemporary fine art, be sure to check out Cole Pratt Gallery on historic Magazine Street. Founded in 1993 by Cole Pratt, the gallery's mission is to showcase art from Southern artists. Their exhibitions are curated monthly to feature new artists. For the latest updates on the artists and work featured in their gallery, check out their website. 

Art and culture are simply part of the unique package of living in New Orleans, and we're here to help you find a home in the city. Contact us to buy and sell homes in the New Orleans, LA area.

September
14

Museum Tour in New Orleans: All About NOLA Museums

NOLA Museums

When it comes to New Orleans homes for sale, there are plenty of reasons to choose the "Big Easy" for your next home. New Orleans culture is truly unique, from the cuisine to the music to the unbeatable annual festivals like Mardi Gras. Education soars, too, thanks to terrific museums!

Our real estate agents are confident that no matter what your interests are, you'll have a chance to find something great here in New Orleans. 

In fact, New Orleans even has its own thriving museum district. You'll find many of the most notable local museums centered within a short distance of each other in the inimitable City Park. 

Let's take a closer look at some of the area's top museums:

  1. The National World War II Museum – 945 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
    The National World War II Museum is one of the most recognizable of the nation's monuments to "the war to end all wars," featuring exhibits that uplift the stories of real people on the Western Front, the Eastern Front, and the homefront. The D-Day Invasion exhibit is the most popular year-round.
  2. New Orleans Museum of Art – 1 Collins Diboll Circle, New Orleans, LA 70124
    As the name suggests, the New Orleans Museum of Art is the city's premier art museum and the oldest in New Orleans. Explore the permanent collection of about 40,000 items, and don't miss the breathtaking pieces in the Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden.
  3. New Orleans Pharmacy Museum – 514 Chartres Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
    Four minutes from the beloved Jackson Square sits the New Orleans Pharmacy Museum. Formerly an actual apothecary operating in the 1820s, it is packed with historical examples of early medicines and cure-alls. It also hosts lectures, live events, and the occasional wedding.
  4. Mardi Gras World – 1380 Port of New Orleans Place, New Orleans, LA 70130
    Prepare to be astonished! Mardi Gras World is the stellar place to experience "Fat Tuesday" at any time of year. This massive workshop and storage unit is the spot where floats are fabricated for the big day. It occupies a prime position on the Mississippi, beside Morial Convention Center.
  5. Louisiana Children's Museum – 15 Henry Thomas Drive, New Orleans, LA 70124
    The award-winning Louisiana Children's Museum features 30,000 square feet of exciting exhibits, many of them interactive. Some of its top attractions include a climbing wall and an art studio. Kids of all ages from tots to teens have the opportunity to explore self-paced experiences on fascinating topics.
  6. New Orleans Jazz Museum – 400 Esplanade Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70116
    Saving the best for last, the New Orleans Jazz Museum pays homage to one of the most iconic parts of New Orleans' unique identity. Located in the New Orleans Mint, it has exhibits that explore the growth of the New Orleans sound and showcase art that arose in the city's golden age of jazz.

Amazing museums are one more reason to make New Orleans your home. Contact us to learn more or get started.

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Downtown Lafayette Galleries

Art Galleries LafayetteCreativity at Every Corner

Lafayette has a uniquely vibrant culture and nowhere is it more evident than in the profusion of artistic creativity in the area. Whether you're looking to decorate Lafayette homes for sale or you just want to admire expressions of talent, pay a visit to these great galleries in and around Lafayette.

  • The Cajun Picasso - 102 Woodvale Ave., Lafayette, LA 70503
    With a name like The Cajun Picasso, how could you resist taking a peek inside? Dusty Reed, who shares his nickname with the gallery, is a lifelong resident of Southern Louisiana who finds endless inspiration in his hometown of Lafayette. His mixed-media Louisiana folk art, or as he dubs it, "colk art," is distinguished by vivid images and bright colors. Gallery hours are noon - 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday or by appointment.
  • Sans Souci Fine Crafts Gallery - 219 E. Vermilion St., Lafayette, LA 501
    It's appropriate that Sans Souci Fine Crafts Gallery, home of the Louisiana Crafts Guild, should be housed in what is believed to be the oldest commercial building in downtown Lafayette. If you're looking for a gift or a treat for yourself, Southern Living Magazine named the gallery as one of the top places to shop in the South. Browse one-of-a-kind items of pottery, textiles, glass, and other media, all created by the 250+ members of the Guild. The gallery is open Tuesday through Friday from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum - 710 E. St. Mary Blvd., Lafayette, LA 70503
    The Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum may have its roots in academics, but its broader vision is that "viewing art promotes dialogue and understanding between individuals, families, and communities." In addition to a permanent collection of European, Asian and American works, the museum presents exhibits featuring a wide range of artists with local ties. The museum is open 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday with extended hours of 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. each Wednesday, during which admission is free. Regular admission is $5 for adults and $3 for kids aged 5 to 17.  
  • Abbeville Cultural and Historical Alliance Center - 200 N. Magdalen Square, Abbeville, LA 70510
    Abbeville homes for sale have enviable access to the Abbeville Cultural and Historical Alliance Center, a remarkable multi-layered facility honoring the city's rich heritage. Within the Center, the Vermilion Arts Council maintains a gallery with a changing display of original works, predominately from local artists. The Council's Carousel of Arts is a popular annual event. Hours at the Center are 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
  • Todd Art Gallery - 700 Main St., Franklin, LA 70538
    Photographs can make you see even familiar objects from a whole new perspective. Todd Art Gallery features stunning photographic images of local and regional scenes taken by Francis Todd, father of gallery owner Glenn Todd. Many prints are available framed or on canvas, ready for a place of honor in Franklin homes for sale
  • Cajun Palette Art Gallery - 2942 Grand Point Hwy., Breaux Bridge, LA 70517
    Cajun culture is an integral part of Louisiana's heritage, and some of its artistic contributions are on view at Cajun Palette Art Gallery. Original works are available as well as limited edition prints along with jewelry, ornaments, and photographs. The gallery is open noon - 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday, so take a break from touring Breaux Bridge homes for sale and drop by.

Our REALTORS® have the inside scoop on the events, activities, and amenities that make the Lafayette area such a special place to live. Contact us for more information on selling or buying a home.

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