Jan. 27, 2017 01:45 PM

Atchafalaya Basinkeeper is hosting its annual Save the Basin fundraiser this Sunday at Artmosphere with live music and a local art auction to help continue its fight for the Basin.


All proceeds from the event – including 10 percent of all food and drink profits – will go directly to supporting Atchafalaya Basinkeeper and funding its fight to protect and restore the Basin. The Basin is the most productive swamp in the world, and is vitally important to Louisiana. It is a remarkable place of beauty which supports a unique ecosystem, and its fish and crawfish support many local livelihoods. It is also integral to our Cajun culture, and is a huge part of local recreation and heritage.


Live music will be provided by Michael Doucet, Yvette Landry with Richard Comeaux, Farouche, Jimmy Breaux, Forest Huval and more.


Save the Basin will also feature an Art Auction with artwork from more than 30 celebrated local artists.


Several guest speakers will be giving presentations on environmental issues pertinent to restoring and protecting the Atchafalaya Basin and its surroundings.


Artmosphere’s weekly Bottomless Mimosa Brunch will also be happening in tandem with the event from 11 a.m. until 2:30 p.m and is not included in cover charge.


The Atchafalaya Basinkeeper Save the Basin fundraiser event will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 530 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 29, at Artmosphere in Downtown Lafayette. Admission is $10 at the door.


For more details on the event find it on Facebook, and to find more information on the Atchafalaya Basinkeeper and its many initiatives to protect the Basin, visit Basinkeeper.org.

Place:
Artmosphere Bistro
902 Johnston St., Lafayette,
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