Arts & Cultural Resources

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The Arts and Cultural Resources Department promotes and supports Lafayette's varied arts, cultural, and historic resources in order to develop a strong sense of community, further economic development, and preserve our heritage. 

We actively coordinate, promote, and act as a resource for the local arts scene. Our work is directed by the vision, mission, and strategies of the Lafayette Cultural Arts Commission, the Public Art Committee, the City’s Comprehensive Plan, the City's Downtown Vision Plan, and collaborations with Lafayette's many arts and cultural organizations.

  1. Art Night Out in Lafayette 2022

    Art Night Out is back - and better than ever!

    Art Night Out returns to the City of Lafayette for the summer of 2022. More information and vendor applications
  2. Poet Laureate Z Izmart Tec Verde

    Introducing the City’s new poet laureate

    Mayor Mangat and City Council appoint the City’s new Poet Laureate “Z.” Read on...
  3. News Flash announcing application process for Project Hopscotch Scholarship

    Lafayette Urban Renewal Authority announces the Project Hopscotch Scholarship

    Applications are now open through May 31 for Lafayette resident high school students to apply for a $2,000 Project Hopscotch Scholarship. Read on...
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Creative * Diverse * Eclectic

We will honor our commitment to equity by continuing our work in the following ways:

  • Working with community members to develop programs that they believe support their vision and goals for the arts.
  • Engaging and encouraging people from under-represented groups to become part of our arts and cultural team as audience members, volunteers, board members, and members of our staff.  
  • Being allies by learning about and speaking up for equity, diversity, and inclusion.