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Halloween Art & Nature Festival

October 27, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm


The Halloween Art & Nature Festival

Family-Friendly FREE Event

October 27, 2018 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

 All children and families are welcome to celebrate Halloween and Louisiana’s special natural surroundings. Through art, music, food and science.

This year’s Master of Ceremonies will be celebrity guest Renella Rose Champagne from radio station KRVS’s program “Lost in Love”.

Music performances curated by Sweet Cecilia’s & Al Berard Fund’s Laura Huval will be:

11-12:30 am Harris Family Band- Traditional/ Cajun/Creole

1-2:30 pm Blake Miller and Jimmy Breaux Trio -Traditional Cajun Music

3pm-4:30 Michael Scott- Alternative Country/Rock/Singer-Songwriter

Artist Exhibition:

“Three Weird Sisters: Deuxième Acte” will include artworks by Carey Clark, Lynda Frese, and Renée Monrose

Workshops and demos:

• “The Art and Science of Beer Making” with Karlos Knott (Bayou Teche Brewing) + Dr. Brandon Ballengée (LSU Museum of Natural Science)
• Hands-on sculpting demo by sculptor Russell Whiting
• Egg tempera painting workshop with artist Lynda Frese
• Native flora and fauna still life painting workshop with artist Rick Gates
• Spirit animal self-portrait workshop with visiting NYC artists Carey Clark & Renée Monrose
• Violin making and fiddle playing demonstration with Anya Burgess (Sola Violins)
• Bug portraits painting and pumpkin decorating activity with Susan Cader (Nunus)
• “Garage Band” Music workshop using household and recycled/up-cycled materials with musician Jim Louis-Marie of Latino Pulse
• “The Chemistry of Spooky soap-making” with Theresa Richard (Bain Amour Bath & Body Co.) + Dr. Brandon Ballengée (LSU Museum of Natural Science)
• “Nature Morte” specimen drawing workshop with artist Nancy Joyce
• “Zombie Gardening” with Meadow Landry (Acadiana Master Naturalists & Acadiana Native Plant Project)
• “Unlocking the Power of Slimy Green Manure” with Candide Wyble (Cosmic Bees of Acadiana)
• Native plant giveaway with the Marsh Doctor Blaise Pezold
• “Fearsome Fishes” specimen demo and fossil shark teeth giveaway with Dr. Prosanta Chakrabarty (LSU Museum of Natural Science)
• “Scary Scavenger Hunt” with Laura Palmer (LASOAR)
• “The Traiteur’s Garden: Planting and learning about a Creole and Cajun Traditional Medicinal Plant Garden” with Dr. Ray Brassieur (Anthropology Department, UL Lafayette) and Bob Chaterlain (Jardine de France) and walk with Marsh Doctor Blaise Pezold
• “The Traiteur’s Kitchen” the healing arts with a probiotic fermentation workshop with Aurore Ballengée (Atelier de la Nature) and herbal remedies workshop with Rachel Reeves (Maypop Community Herb Shop)
• + others TBA

FOOD available by:

Chef Colt Patin (Louisiana Culinary Institute), Chef Tony Tobicheaux (Don’s Seafood), Aurore and Victor Ballengée (Atelier de la Nature), and others TBA

Participating organizations:

Acadiana Master Naturalists

Acadiana Native Plant Project

Atlas Feed Mills

Bain Amour Bath & Body Company

Bayou Teche Outfitters

Cajun Legacy Foods

Cosmic Bees of Acadiana

Cub Scouts Pack 301

E&E Books and Livres

LASOAR (Louisiana Association of Sports, Outdoor Adventure, and Recreation)

La Table Français

Le Réveil du Français- Cecilia French Immersion

Les Deux Mondes

Louisiana Amphibian And Reptile Enthusiasts (L.A.R.E.)

Louisiana SARE (Sustainable Agriculture Research Education)

 LSU Museum of Natural Science

Nature’s Link Wellness Center

NUNU’s Art Collective

Russell’s Food Center

TECHE Project

Teens Outdoor Education and Service (T.O.E.S.)

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Zydeco Foods

+ others TBA

There are two entrances (which will be marked). Parking will be in the field and from the second entrance. Please see attached map and link below for directions






October 27, 2018
11:00 am - 5:00 pm


Atelier de la Nature
(337) 761-6335
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Atelier de la Nature
1050 Andrew Gautreaux Road
Arnaudville, LA 70512 United States
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(337) 761-6335
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