Downtown Lafayette wins Top Cultural District award at 2014 Louisiana Culture Awards

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Recognition by Lieutenant Governor Jay Dardenne and the Louisiana Office of Cultural Development

Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 4:44pm

Downtown Lafayette has been recognized by Lieutenant Governor Jay Dardenne and the Louisiana Office of Cultural Development to receive the Top Cultural District award at the 2014 Louisiana Culture Awards.  A big part of that had to do with the Times of Acadiana Artwalk Bandstand.

"That's our goal is to activate downtown and reactivate it.  So that really animated an area that was primarily empty during Artwalk and so now it's like the center and hub of it all which is great," says Kate Durio, director of marketing and events for downtown Lafayette.

Art along with local music, creative business collaboration and community partnerships and food also contributed greatly to this recognition of downtown.  The Louisiana Culture Awards recognize the very best efforts made to highlight and cultivate our state's rich cultural resources.  The awards ceremony will be on Tuesday, April 22 at the Capital Park Museum in downtown Baton Rouge.

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