Fanfare, Southeastern Louisiana University’s month-long celebration of the arts, humanities and social sciences, offers a variety of cultural events that appeal to the entire region. Each October, patrons experience a unique festival program of over 50 events, including art exhibits, films, concerts, dance, workshops, master classes, theatrical productions, literary readings and lectures presented by emerging and established artists, scholars and companies from around the world. One of Fanfare’s many goals is to inspire students to incorporate the arts into their lives by exposing them to artistic diversity and introducing them to high standards of artistic excellence. In view of the fact that arts programs are somewhat limited in many schools, we are always searching for innovative ways to involve students and stimulate their interest in various art forms. For more than two decades, Fanfare’s guiding vision has been to make the arts accessible to audiences of all ages. Our programming offers cultural experiences not only to today’s patron, but also to tomorrow’s audiences, young people who may otherwise be isolated from the arts.
Fanfare information coming this summer