Breaux Bridge—Families are invited to a children’s Mardi Gras run that meets in front of St. Bernard Church in Breaux Bridge, LA. Children parade with their families through the streets, with children decked out in Mardi Gras costumes, singing and playing Cajun music on fiddles, guitars, and percussion, while “begging” for and receiving gumbo ingredients from homes along Washington Street skirting Bayou Teche. The children chase and catch a chicken along the parade route and share gumbo and dancing afterwards at TCA, located at 210 E. Bridge Street. Children, parents, and grandparents are welcome to share in the festivities.
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Teche Center for the Arts aims to serve as the principal cultural, arts, music, education, and historical center for residents and tourists of Saint Martin Parish and beyond. TCA presents music, art, theater, literary arts, and showcases the rich Cajun and Creole cultures of Acadiana that attract visitors the world over. A focus at TCA is teaching children arts and the culture of the region. TCA began to offer programs in 2014 in historic downtown Breaux Bridge’s 1940s-era movie theater variously known as the Dan and the Murphy “The Murph” Theater. It’s now home to stellar art exhibitions, concerts, an array of summer camps, including robotics, Cajun and Creole cooking, French lessons using songs and games, SFX makeup, and theatre arts, and Treble on the Teche music camp. TCA’s Audrey Williams Pearce Louisiana Reading Room offers a comfortable space to enjoy an eclectic collection of books about Louisiana, as well as books written by regional authors, poets, and artists. Thanks to support from the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities and St. Martin Parish Tourism, TCA is launching the “Elders of St. Martin Parish Bayou Towns” oral history project culminating in a Fall 2019 exhibition, and it will go into the permanent Archives of Cajun and Creole Folklore at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
At techecenterforthearts.com you will find information about upcoming events, exhibits, classes, and projects, as well as ways to support Teche Center for the Arts.