Welcome to Open Studio Tours Acadiana:
Open Studio Tours Acadiana is an annual celebration of the thriving local art scene in the 705 zip code area. This self-guided tour offers a unique opportunity to explore the hidden world of talented artists. From painters to sculptors, photographers to woodworkers, and everything in between, you’ll have the chance to see their creative spaces and meet the artists themselves. With over 40 artists participating this year, there’s something to captivate every art lover.
Connecting Artists and Communities:
Open Studio Tours Acadiana has a proud history of bringing artists closer to their communities. For years, we’ve celebrated the diversity of art forms and creative expressions that make Acadiana unique. This year, we continue that tradition by presenting the works of over 40+ artists!
When and Where to Explore:
The tour takes place on November 18th and 19th, 2023, from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM on both days. The 705 zip code area will be brimming with creativity, as artists open their studios and homes to share their work with you. It’s a perfect chance to uncover the hidden gems within your own community.
Meet and Greet Kick-Off Party:
Connect with Artists and Fellow Art Enthusiasts. Kick off the festivities at our Meet and Greet event on Friday, November 17, 2023, from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM at Sans Souci Gallery, located at 551 Jefferson St., Lafayette, LA. This is more than just a party; it’s an opportunity to engage with the artists. It’s where you can start your art-filled weekend by connecting with the people who create it.
Plan Your Creative Journey. As you embark on the tour, make sure to check out our map. It’ll guide you to the locations of participating artists and help you plan your route. Look out for special events, workshops, and displays hosted by artists. It’s your chance to immerse yourself in the creative process.
Stay Updated and Engaged:
We’re excited to share all the latest tour news, artist spotlights, and event details with you. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook to ensure you stay in the loop. It’s the best way to keep up with the exciting updates leading up to the event.
Bring Your Friends and Family:
Open Studio Tours is not just an event; it’s a celebration of local art. Bring your friends and family to enjoy a weekend filled with inspiration. By participating, you’re actively supporting the artists who make our community so vibrant.
Save the Dates:
Mark your calendars and get ready for an unforgettable artistic journey. Open Studio Tours Acadiana is a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the local art scene and engage with the artists who make it all happen. We look forward to sharing this experience with you!
Information for Participating Artists
Open Studios Tours 2023 – Engage Your Community:
If you’re opening your studio to the public, we encourage you to make it engaging and interactive for our community. Consider hosting mini workshops, art displays, and perhaps even offer food such as wine and cheese. It’s your chance to let your creativity shine and connect with your audience. If you are hosting multiple artists at your studio/location be sure to keep them informed as they may not be included in this email.
Yard Signs for Open Homes: Artists participating in opening their homes to the public will receive printed yard signs that read “OPEN STUDIO HERE.” These will soon be available for pick-up (stay tuned for updates) at the Sans Souci Gallery, which operates during the following hours:
Wednesday – Saturday: 11 am to 5 pm
Open the 2nd Saturday of every month until 8 pm for Artwalk
Sunday: noon to 2 pm
LOCATION: 551 Jefferson St., Lafayette, LA 70501
• Open Studio Tours will take place on November 18th and 19th, 2023. It’s a weekend-long celebration of art, creativity, and community.
• Tour Hours: The tour will run from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM on both days. If you have specified your studio will be open only one of the two days, this will be noted in the brochure and online details.
• Locations: This is a self-guided tour that will lead visitors to various artist studios and homes across the 705 zip code area. Map brochures will be made so participants can take the tour at their own pace. These will soon be available for pick up at the San Souci Gallery.