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Fiddle Mania

Fiddle Mania is designed to promote community pride, support the arts and bring activity to the Main Street district in Opelousas.

The exhibit also serves to raise funds to help Opelousas Main Street, Inc. fulfill its mission and continue to strengthen the community through historic preservation and economic development. Fiddle Mania brings thousands of people to the Courthouse Square including visitors from all over the U.S. as well as internationally.

In April of 2010, Opelousas Main Street, Inc., with assistance from the City of Opelousas, launched Fiddle Mania, a one-of-a-kind public art exhibit.

Twenty-one oversized, three-dimensional fiddles designed, painted and adorned by local artists became part of an outdoor exhibit around the historic St. Landry Parish Courthouse Square. Each fiddle was sponsored by a local company or organization. Sponsors were able to select a fiddle and design from a portfolio of designs and artists who were selected to work with the project.

Grants from Union Pacific, the LA Division of the Arts and the Acadiana Arts Council also made the project possible.

Artists and Sponsors

Pass A Good Time
Artist: Vergie Banks
City of Opelousas Tourism

Ecrevisse On Duh Fiddle
Artist: Mary Beth Fontenot
Cleco Power, LLC

We Love Our Music and We Love Our Horses
Artist: Jerome Ford
Evangeline Downs Racetrack & Casino

Culture Shock
Artist: Linda Meaux
MedExpress Ambulance Service, Inc.

The Old South
Artist: Larry “Kip” Hayes
Morrow Morrow Ryan & Bassett

Pearl Jam
Artist: Michelle Fontenot
Mornhinveg & Castille Jewelers - Est. 1873

Southern Hospitality
Artist: Jerome Ford and the St. Landry Parish Talented Visual Art Students
Opelousas General Health System

Opelousas Yellow Cat
Artist: Sue Karr Boagni
Rotary Club of Opelousas

Rotary Club of Opelousas Sunrise
The Spirit of Our Cajun Traditions
Artist: June Lowrey

Opelousas-St. Landry Chamber of Commerce
“Opus” Lou says . . . .
Artist: Adrian Fulton

La Yambilee Association
Opelousas Kiwanis Club
Piggly Wiggly - Opelousas

Spicy Cayenne Fiddle
Artist: Christine Ledoux
St. Landry Parish Tourist Commission

Essentials
Artist: Kenneth Scott
Targil Seasoning and Butcher Supplies

Nature is Music
Artist: Yvette Chappuis
Teche Federal Bank

The Ole Master’s Fiddle
Artist: Kenneth Scott
Tony Chachere’s Creole Foods, Inc.

Bygone Days
Artist: Kat Cart Guidroz and the St. Landry Parish Talented Visual Art Students
Walmart DC #6048

Yo Yo Yam
Artist: Robbie Sebastien
Washington State Bank

LOUisiANA Southern Belle
Artist: Robert Tinney
Ventura Foods/Lou Ana Division

Music Mania
Artist: Gwen Voorhies
American Bank & Trust Company
MidSouth Bank
St. Landry Bank

Opelousas Two Step
Artist: Agnes St. Amand
Williams-Progressive Life Insurance Co.
Opelousas Museum & Interpretive Center

Yam City
Artist: Michelle Fontenot
St. Landry Parish Government

Bright Heritage
Artist: Robert Baxter
Beau’s Garage

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