Lafayette June ArtWalk presents art, crafts, bicycle safety festival
June ArtWalk is filled with more in-person events as COVID-19 recedes from public concerns.
This Saturday in downtown Lafayette, ArtWalk has multiple windows. This market will take place from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m.
- Sans Souci Market with Louisiana Crafts Guild from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m.
- Lafayette Arts & Puces Market at Parc de Lafayette 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
The Louisiana Crafts Guild and Lafayette Arts & Fleas joined the downtown Acadiana artistry showcase in March. The collaboration will involve two other downtown parks – Parc Lafayette and Parc Sans Souci.
Lafayette Arts & Fleas, which has been in existence since 2011, found a home in Parc Lafayette during ArtWalk.
Fifth annual bicycle safety festival
The annual bike event has a full day of in-person educational events scheduled for mid-June.
The Bike Safety Festival will be held at Parc Sans Souci on Saturday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. in conjunction with ArtWalk.
The festival will include safety courses led by certified bicycle safety instructors, bicycle inspections, Bike Lafayette will offer repair and maintenance demonstrations and free registration of bikes with the Lafayette Police Department.
The organizers are collecting comments from cyclists on a project to create a Lafayette cycle map.
Free bike lights and T-shirts will be offered to the first 300 participants. Those who complete the safety course will be eligible to win a free bike from Hub City Cycles.
City of Arts Gallery
The artist Lafayette Teresa Streva will make her first exhibition in the Cité des Arts gallery from June 12.
The “Esoterica (Beautiful Chaos)” exhibition will run until August 1 at 109 Vine Street. The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Friday.
Streva prefers “painting on a larger scale, like 40-foot theater walls,” according to the press release. She didn’t know it until, while attending on a set, the director needed someone to paint a city scene through the back wall. She rang the doorbell saying, “I’ll do it!” She then created nearly 30 sets for local community theaters and hasn’t looked back.
From elaborate prison stones in Man of LaMancha, to Disney’s fun and whimsical Mulan, Jr., to Shrek. Being self-taught and inexperienced in the trade, every time she finished an elaborate 40-foot wall she would stand back and ask herself, “How? And say “thank you,” the press release said.
The first exhibition at the Acadiana Arts Center to be celebrated on a large scale since COVID-19, “Comfort Zones” by local artist Stephanie Patton will look back on her works from 1993 to 2021.
Over the decades, she has worked with a wide variety of artistic approaches, including textiles, sculpture, video, performance, photography, and painting.
Recurring themes of peculiar shapes, textures and nuances of how reality is perceived in Patton’s work “it’s so subconscious”. But an ongoing and conscious theme of the exhibit counteracts sanity with humor. It creates spaces in the display of love and care, health and comfort.
With the first pieces having titles like “Slutty the Clown”, Patton’s work has always had an element of humor or surprise.
The exhibition will run from June 12 to September 11.
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