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ICON Arts & Cultural Awards are Back for 2018

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Returning in 2018, the ICON Awards ceremony highlights the best and brightest stars who have made a positive impact on Acadiana’s art and cultural community. This year’s event will be held April 19th at downtown Lafayette’s Acadiana Center for the Arts. Event proceeds are used to sustain the ABC Fund, a financial pool that helps power and protect Acadiana’s creative economy. Specifically, the fund will offer ongoing business and financial support to organizations and individuals throughout the region who have devoted themselves to music, culture and the arts.

The 2018 ICON Honorees include:

Lifetime Achievement, Visual — Philip Gould

Lifetime Achievement, Performing — Michael Doucet

Patron — Dr. Gerald and Geraldine Hubbell

Artist, Performing — Sonny Landreth

Artist, Visual — Dennis Paul Williams

Trailblazer — D.L. Menard

Trailblazer  — Junior League of Lafayette’s Janet Begnaud

Leadership in the Creative Economy (Project) — Blue Monday-John Williams

Leadership in the Creative Economy (Individuals) — Dockside Studios 

Rising Star — Alex “Poetic Soul” Johnson

If you are interested in attending or would like to learn more, visit the event website.