I am a regular New Orleans painter often found roaming the streets sketching or painting.
The Louisiana Crafts Guild is thrilled to announce that the Sans Souci Gallery, a fixture in downtown Lafayette since 2001, has signed a lease for the property at 551 Jefferson St in downtown and will be re-opening this Spring, with a target date of April 1, 2023. Located at a nexus of downtown arts and culture, the new space is much larger, and will provide the Crafts Guild a greater opportunity to showcase the works on our 225 artist members from all over Louisiana, broadening the inventory of jewelry, glass, fiber, ceramics, and wood working to include more painting, photography, and furniture. The Crafts Guild anticipates the new space will not only be the largest retail gallery focused on crafts in the state, but also as a hub for artistic activity, featuring visiting artists, more themed exhibitions, and workshops and classes.
This reopening would not have been possible without the support of Blake David of Broussard & David, Anita Begnaud of Downtown Lafayette, Sam Oliver and his team at the Acadiana Center for the Arts, and the artist members of the Louisiana Crafts Guild. Watch for future updates as we work towards announcing a firm opening date.