Clarion Inn Lafayette Airport
1421 S.E. Evangeline Thruway
Lafayette, LA 70501
Phone: (337) 232-9000
Fax: (337) 265-2547
Arts & Museums
With "Fear No Art" as their motto, this gallery of original art by local artists features a variety of medias and is people-friendly. Browsers are welcome. They are open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.
Developed especially for children, this museum offers hands-on displays of real life situations such as an operating room, television news room, and a bank.
The house of Alexandre Mouton, a premier statesman from the city, is also called Lafayette Museum. The museum has artwork, costumes and other artifacts on display that depict the lifestyle of this famed politician and the life of the locals of the city. A must-visit for all.
Grand Contemporary offers the most diverse gathering of artists and the broadest price range in the heart of Acadiana. They specialize in private and corporate art consulting. Call them for a full range of curatorial services, art acquisition, documentation, framing, installation, restoration, appraisal and exhibition. Open only on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings and of course, by appointment.
This museum features exhibits from Robert Rauschenberg, Darryl Pottorf, and Christopher Rauschenberg. The museum is the recipient of six architectural design awards.
The museum offers planetarium programs, environmental trails and nature stations on over 10,000 square feet.
Learn about current US Geological Survey research in wetland ecology including ways to manage and restore disappearing LA wetland habitats. Tours by appointment.
The Museum of Acadian Memorial is dedicated solely to commemorating the migration to this city. You will get to know more about the people who have come from far off lands to make this city their home. To know more about the place, check the website.
The different documents, paintings and other artifacts displayed at the African-American Museum give a testimony of the hardships faced by the African-Americans during their migration and their initial life here. A must-see for all those interested in history and culture of this well assimilated city.
"Louisiana's original wood polychromatic bas relief artist." Chestee Harrington grew up in New Iberia. Her now-famous use of wood as an artistic medium originated in her father's cabinet shop. Her original works, capturing Louisiana life, moods and settings, have been universal favorites and are particularly cherished by serious collectors.
Melissa exhibits her paintings throughout the United States and abroad. Her work is in private art collections and has been published in Southern Accents, Louisiana Life, and Artworks magazines.
"Like the wind off the gulf coast, Paul Schexnayder's paintings can be either breezy, gale force or both. His style is sophisticated and lyrical, blending reality and dreams into colorful moving paintings." In his gallery you will find original paintings, limited edition prints, calendars, crosses, notecards and magnets.