Open Studio Acadiana is a unique decentralized event across Louisiana’s Acadiana celebrating the area’s artists and craftspeople. By inviting the public on a road trip across the 705 zip code annually the weekend before Thanksgiving, this family-friendly event creates one-of-a-kind experiences for the public to engage directly with artists and craftspeople in the spaces where they create. Expect adventure, discovery, education, and lagniappe by way of good food and conversation, as artists, craftspeople, galleries, museums, art patrons, and their communities organize to host special events, demonstrations, and more to celebrate the arts in Acadiana.
With roots dating back to the 1970s with Blue Dog famed Artist George Rodrigue as a first participant, Open Studio Acadiana has always sought to bring the artists of Acadiana together and demystify the artist process by inviting the public to see how and where their works are created. Since 2016, Open Studio Acadiana has been managed by Louisiana Crafts Guild with leadership by Burnell Lemoine. Today, Open Studio Acadiana delivers this annual community event each November, the weekend before Thanksgiving, while indexing the region’s artists, studios, galleries, and museums for the public to explore 365 days a year online.
Supported by a grant from the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council, as administered by the Acadiana Center for the Arts. Funding has also been provided by the National Endowment for the Arts.
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