Arts in Action!

Arts in Action!

From November 21st, 2023, to July 2024, the CMA will host over 20 artists from a wide range of artistic disciplines to perform and engage Museum guests at 25+ performances over eight months. Artists secured to perform at the CMA include the band Poisson Rouge, stilt performer Lauren Cabera as “The Amazing Bacon,” New Natives Brass Band, The TMM Project, musician Herb “Pucci” Green of Pucci Percussion, Ashley Dugas of Cajun Dance Lessons, Elizabeth Vedros as “Lady Chops,” Wink Danenburg who juggles, dancers from Basin Arts and Fire Expressions Performing Arts Conservatory, and many other wonderful artists ready to engage children in artistic expression.

“Arts in Action” is supported by corporate sponsor Acadiana Security Plus and 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 of the Arts.

Upcoming Performers and Dates

Coming up!

  • AcA Teaching Artist Chad Huval – Mardi Gras Cajun/Creole Session Feb. 3 2024
    • Les Mardi Gras ca Vient (Grades K–5)

      In this session students will learn all about the history of Mardi Gras! People in our communities continue many of the traditional customs, and the Courir du Mardi Gras is one of them. A common feature of the Courir du Mardi Gras is the performance of a Mardi Gras song. In this session we will learn about the Mardi Gras song, its origins, the French lyrics and their interpretation, and Cajun and Creole variations. 

  • Pucci Percussion with Herb “Pucci” Green Feb. 17th 2024
  • Hello Dancer, Feb. 18th 2024
  • Louisiana Folk Roots Instrument Petting Zoo March 2nd 2024
  • Basin Arts Family Dance Class –  March 9th, 2024
  • AcA Teaching Artist Connie Boustany – Natural Egg Dyeing March 23rd 2024
  • AcA Teaching Artist Herb Green/Pucci Percussion – Intro to Percussion April 6th 2024
  • AcA Teaching Artist Connie Boustany – French Beading Spring 2024
  • Fire Expressions Performing Arts Conservatory May 4th 2024
  • AcA Teaching Artist Lillian Marcus – Rhythm & Moves Class May 18 2024
  • AcA Teaching Artist Terrance Morgan – Hip-Hop & Dance June 8th 2024
  • Bright Start Touring Theater – Aesop’s Fables Performance July 17th 2024
  • Breathe and Move Creative Movement Class by Kelsey Billiot June 18th 2024
  • Cajun Dance Lessons by Ashley Dugas July 14th 2024
  • Crescent Circus Kid’s Show July 27th 2024

    *Subject to Change*


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