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Festival of the Arts

The annual Festival of the Arts is a month long celebration of the creative work from our faculty, students, and community partners at UL Lafayette and in the local community.

Its held every year in the spring and includes theater performances, art gallery exhibits, live music performances, art installations, and so much more. The Festival of the Arts brings together all of these art forms in a two-week showcase, displaying the best and most meaningful artwork the College of the Arts has produced during the year. Click HERE  or on the image below to download the full schedule of events. 

March 5
UL Symphony Student Soloists Concert
Angelle Hall
7:00 pm

The UL Lafayette Symphony Orchestra will present a free concert featuring concert highlights that include Berstein-Overure to Candide, Neruda-Concerto for Trumpet and Strings, Mozart-Violin Concerto No. 5.

March 7
Visiitng Artist Talk: canon In Drag by Tirtzah Bassel
Fletcher Hall Rm 134
7:00 pm

Tirtzah Bassel is an Israeli artist based in New York. Her drawings, paintings and site-responsive installations explore the relationships between power and space, and the permeable borders between public and private domains.

March 9
UL Wind Ensemble concert
Angelle Hall
7:00 pm

The UL Wind Ensemble, conducted by Dr. William Hochkeppel, will perform on Atlanta to Pacific, which features repertoires of PACIFIC FANFARE, Frank Ticheli, ATLANTIC, Jamie Thierman, PATHFINDER OF PANAMA, J. P. Sousa, CALIFORNIA, David Maslanka and the SYMPHONIC DANCES FROM 'WEST SIDE STORY,' Leonard Bernstein.

February 21 – March 12
UL District Art Rally Exhibition
Fletcher Hall Gallery
Closing Reception, March 12, 12-2 pm

Each year the UL Lafayette College of Arts and the Department of Visual Arts hosts a High School Rally Art Exhibition for local high school student artists in conjunction with the District Literary Rally. This exhibition will take place from February 21 – March 12, 2022. Open M-Th 9-4 pm and Fri. 9-12.

March 10 -13
Urinetown Performance
Burke - Hawthorne Theater
7:00 pm
Link to purchase tickets

The UL Lafayette School of Performing Arts presents there spring production of Urinetown by Greg Kotis and Mark Hollmann, in the Burke Theatre in Burke-Hawthorne Hall on the UL campus. This Tony award-winning romp of a musical comes to the UL stage in a joint production between UL Opera Workshop and the Theatre program. Join us for a fun and satirical evening of performance!

March 17
Opening Reception for Here/Now2022 Student Juried Art Exhibition
Fletcher Hall Gallery
6:00 – 8:00 pm

Opening Reception Dicki Wagner SPARK Exhibition
Fletcher Hall Dean’s Gallery
6:00 – 8:00 pm

March 17-19
Urinetown Performance
Burke - Hawthorne Theater
7:00 pm
Link to purchase tickets

The UL Lafayette School of Performing Arts presents there spring production of Urinetown by Greg Kotis and Mark Hollmann, in the Burke Theatre in Burke-Hawthorne Hall on the UL campus. This Tony award-winning romp of a musical comes to the UL stage in a joint production between UL Opera Workshop and the Theatre program. Join us for a fun and satirical evening of performance!

March 25
UL Jazz Ensemble Concert
Burke - Hawthorne Theater
7:00 pm

The UL Jazz Ensemble, conducted by Dr. William Hochkeppel, will perform Big Band jazz—Bob Mintzer, Buddy Rich, Dave Holland, Monk, and many others.

March 28-31
McLaurin Hall
TBA

Visiting Dancer, Blakey White-McGuire, former principal dancer of the Martha Graham Dance Company and former soloist with the Jose Límon Dance Company, and with Daniel Fetecua-Soto

"Breath, opposition and weight: Dancing liminal intersections of technique and philosophy through the lens of Modern dance." The visiting residency will be comprised of dance classes exploring canonical modern dance forms through the lens of contemporary dance practices; specifically, the iconic artistic lineages of Martha Graham and José Límon. Dancers will engage in creative and generative processes through their explorations of existing modern dance repertory and personal movement invention. The project will culminate with the creation of an original dance work made of the dancers' own movement inventions, and a lecture/demonstration with the dancers and the guest artists.