Lafayette Consolidated Government is once again holding their annual Storm Drain Art Contest to help beautify the city, bring attention to the importance of protecting the water quality of the Vermilion River, and support local artists.
Imagine if you had some old painting that's been hanging up in your family's home all of your life. You know a little bit about it, but stuck it behind a door. Then you took it to an antique dealer and found out it's worth a whooooole lotta money!
I couldn't even begin to count how many times I've walked around Downtown Lafayette and admired the great public art displayed, just about at every turn. It's probably what I like best about Downtown Lafayette. It gives the area a truly unique feel. I've often wondered who made these sculptures and painted these murals, and today I came across some great information about them I thought I'd share.
I'm sure the communities these talented artist live in appreciate all the money we've just dropped into their local economies. It's not like we needed that money floating around in our communities, right?