ArtWalk calendar for July 2011

by Anna Purdy

The second Saturday of every month in downtown Lafayette is devoted to promoting the visual arts via ArtWalk.

"Sunrise, Sunset," by Cynthia Alleman, will be on display at Gallery R at The Russo Group.

The second Saturday of every month in downtown Lafayette is devoted to promoting the visual arts via ArtWalk. Come rain or shine or heat, it goes down. Many places will have complimentary wine and hors d'oeuvres. Retail stores, businesses and galleries all have artwork to both be admired and sold and for a nice price as original works are exempt from state sales tax if sold in the Downtown Lafayette Cultural District. ArtWalk happens from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Here is a list of what is being offered this weekend:

Acadiana Center for the Arts at 101 W. Vermilion St., 233-7060

The Southern Open is being shown in its Main Gallery. This is a competitive juried exhibition featuring every type of medium imaginable from the gulf coast.

In AcA's Side Gallery is an exhibition called The Painter's Waltz, 40 Years of David Alpha. Alpha is based locally and has paintings, drawings and prints representing Louisiana's natural environment.

AcA's Vault Series is David Wortman: from field to table, it's all about dinner, featuring Wortman's pottery collection.

There will also be a complimentary beer sampling to highlight some of the brews that will be available for Gulf Brew 2011 as well as a Cajun and Creole jam session.

Adrian Fulton's Fine Art Gallery at 302 Jefferson St., 658-3274                                  
Fulton's has paintings, portraits and caricatures as well as art classes and art therapy.

Architects + Artists Gallery at 200 Jefferson St., 234-4166

Cajun Spice at 535 Jefferson St , 232-3061                                                                     
Artist Michiru Kusaka is being shown. Her work explores her childhood in Japan.

Cité des Arts at 109 Vine St., 291-1122

Galerie Eclaireuse at 535 ½ Jefferson St., 234-5492Featuring paintings by local artist Kathy Dumesnil and Stephanie Warner and selected works by Tom Ladousa, Tom Secrest, Dennis Sipiorski and others will also be on display.

Gallery 549 at 549 Jefferson St., 593-0796                                                                     
Gallery 549 will feature works by Frederic O. Daspit.

Galerie Lafayette (The Lafayette Public Library) at 538 Jefferson St., 261-5775      
Featuring Jean Kreamer's watercolors.

Gallery R (The Russo Group) at 116 E. Congress St.,769-1530Gallery R features visual artist Cynthia Alleman.

Lounge Art Gallery at 402 S. Buchanan St., 236-5570

Sans Souci Gallery at 219 E. Vermilion St., 266-7999                                                       
Featuring unique porcelain pieces by David Ellzey from Magnolia, MS.

St. Pierre**'s Center for the Arts** at 114 W. Vermilion St., 236-9111                                    
Featured artist is Kim R. with music by Lyle Begnaud.

Whoojoo Stained Glass at 532 Jefferson St., 269-9310

Be mindful that a lot of other downtown busineses like Artmosphere, Frederick's Hair Studio, The French Press and Recycled Cycles of Acadiana are showing as well.