Acadiana Profile - April-May 2014

Water is Life

Next year, we will commemorate the sesquicentennial of the end of the Civil War, or the Confederates’ War as we say in Louisiana French. Between 1865 and 1870, after the terrible mortality associated with the deadliest war in American history,…

Capturing the Moment

As the official Visual Artist for Festival International, Lafayette's D.D. Manly paints dancer Tanya Evanson, exemplifying the majesty and mystery of the annual event.

Food With a View

Good food is one thing. Good food in a beautiful setting with a lovely view takes life to a whole different level. Even though the vistas of Acadiana are plenty and beautiful, finding the perfect restaurant with a lovely view…

Festival Fashions

Here in Acadiana, we love to kick up our heels, dance to local bands and experience our many wonderful festivals, whether they’re centered around a holiday, food, music, heritage or all of the above. Here are some of our latest…

News from Around Acadiana

International Summit Hosted in Arnaudville A creative place making summit brings together expertise of internationally respected scholars, artists, scientists, cultural citizens and organizations at NUNU Arts and Culture Collective in Arnaudville April 18-23. Developed with the assistance of the French…

Graced by the handprint of George Rodrigue

Acadiana Profile lost a longtime friend with the passing of Cajun artist George Rodrigue, on Dec. 14, 2013. Born in New Iberia in 1944, George lived and painted at various times in Lafayette, New Orleans and Carmel, Calif. He died…

First Lady of Festival

New Director Missy Paschke-Wood adjusts to life in Lafayette while leading the day-to-day operations of Acadiana’s premier tourism event.