What do you do to feel creative?

What do you do to feel creative?

To create is to bring into existence. Creativity is the act of turning new and imaginative ideas into reality. Being creative means taking risks, breaking with routine and doing something different, finding hidden patterns, and to generate solutions. It means challenging yourself every day. We want to know … WHAT DO YOU DO TO FEEL CREATIVE? We are so excited to get started with YEAR THREE very soon and we hope you’ll find a new way to spark your own creativity at Basin Arts! Thanks for all your support every step of the way. Create your own Basin Arts video message, we’d love to hear from you!...

Congrats to BARE Walls

Congrats to Team BARE Walls led by Dirk Guidry Art for receiving funding at 24hourcitizenproject !! BARE Walls is a new art subscription program through Basin Arts connecting local artists with local businesses to create more beautiful and awesome workspaces while simultaneously fueling the creative economy in our area! Win Win for everyone and #nobarewalls for Acadiana! Congrats to all of the projects. We love that so many of the funded projects this year are arts-based initiatives! Thank you 24 hour citizen project for another great year of community engagement and investment! We look forward to the project and how it is going to...

What do you value about Basin Arts?

What do you value about Basin Arts?

To value something is to hold it dear to keep it close to appreciate it to recognize its worth… We asked people in our community…. WHAT DO YOU VALUE ABOUT BASIN ARTS? We value each and every one of you who enters Basin Arts! Thanks for all your support every step of the way. Create your own Basin Arts video message, we’d love to hear from you! Share it with us using #iambasinarts.  We are so excited to get started with YEAR THREE very soon! Special thanks to Greta Gerstner for the filming and editing and to all of our special guests for sharing!  #iambasinarts #basinarts #basinartscommunity #whatisbasinarts #acontainerforcreativity...

AMBUSH!! Reve Coffee and The GreenRoom

AMBUSH!! Reve Coffee and The Green Room Basin Arts AMBUSH! We’ve been flowing out into the streets of Downtown Lafayette all summer long and popping up when you least expect it and in the most surprising ways. For our fourth AMBUSH!! we started at Reve Coffee and danced our way down the street to The Green Room. Ambush #4 started at Reve and made it’s way down Jefferson St to The GreenRoom. Two strangers, Coffee Girl and Java Boy, outside of a coffee shop going through the motions of everyday life. Blankly staring into their computers, emptying their mugs, refill after refill. After  hours upon...

What is Basin Arts?

What is Basin Arts?

Each week in August, we will be sharing some of the faces of Basin Arts with you as they share what Basin Arts means to them. Follow along each week and maybe even create your own Basin Arts video message. We’d love to hear from you! Share it with us using #iambasinarts. We are so excited to get started with YEAR THREE very soon! #iambasinarts #basinarts #basinartscommunity #whatisbasinarts #acontainerforcreativity #lafayettela Very special thanks to Greta Gerstner for the filming and editing of this video series and shoutout to all of our Basin Arts community members who spent time with us this...

Fall Visual Arts Classes

Fall Visual Arts Classes

Check out all the awesome art classes available this fall!  Acrylic Portrait Painting Class Monday’s 6:00-8:00pm with Jaik Faulk 4 week session: Sept. 17th-Oct. 8th $180 SIGN UP HERE An acrylic painting class suggested for painters who have some previous experience in acrylics. If you’ve always wanted to paint a certain someone, or anyone in particular this is the class for you. We will work from a live model as well as from photo references in these four sessions. Students will be guided through the process of composing and rendering the figure in portrait form on canvas in acrylic paint....

Fall Dance Class Schedule!

Fall Dance Class Schedule!

Goodbye Summer… Hello Autumn! Check out the new fall dance class schedule at Basin Arts! We offer a wide variety of weekly dance classes taught by some of the areas most qualified dance and movement artists. Our classes are drop-in style, open to adults and teens ages 16+. There are no performance commitments, just dancing! You are sure to leave class feeling joyful, motivated, and inspired. Our students are all ages, all levels and come from all corners of the world. Whether you’re looking to stay in shape, try something new or deepen your professional dance training, Basin Arts, is...

AMBUSH!! General Mouton Statue

AMBUSH!! General Mouton Statue Basin Arts AMBUSH! We’ve been flowing out into the streets of Downtown Lafayette all summer long and popping up when you least expect it and in the most surprising ways. For our third AMBUSH!! we popped up at the General Mouton Statue Ambush #3 happened on Saturday July 14th during Artwalk on the lawn underneath the General Mouton Statue. The land that the General Mouton statue sits on was property owned by the Mouton family, that was later donated to the city. In 1922, during the Jim Crowe era and the push back against Reconstruction, the statue was...

Basin Arts Book Nook

Basin Arts Book Nook

Over the last several months we began receiving donations of art books across both visual and performing arts sectors. These donated books along with our existing collection were shaping up to be a nice little collection of resource books for artists across disciplines, and we had the idea to build an tiny arts library in the building. The United Way of Acadiana put out a community call for projects, and we knew this would be the perfect project for Basin Arts to complete with help from community volunteers! On Saturday June 23rd, we sorted, organized and inventoried our book collection; we assembled shelving...

AMBUSH!! Holiday in Spain

On Friday, June 29th, three dancers, one painter, and a singer united to create a great spectacle reminiscent of a Holiday in Spain! Beginning at Pamplona and making their way to the atrium at the Gordon Hotel, audience members followed the performers for this interactive running of the bulls. The dancers, Gina Aswell, Nicole Curtis and Paige Barnett, began in the alleyway of Pamplona, embodying bulls about to take off on their epic journey. Painter, Jaik Faulk worked feverishly to capture their forms with paint before each bull advanced, breaking through each quick-fire paintings. COMICAL YET TRAGIC, ANXIOUS, FRENETIC, FOCUSED. The...