UL Lafayette’s School of Music and Performing Arts staged “Metamorphoses” in 2016 at Burke-Hawthorne Hall. The travel website Expedia cited the school and the University as stewards of Lafayette’s arts and culture scene on its 2018 list of “America’s Most Artistic Towns.” (Credit: Doug Dugas / University of Louisiana at Lafayette)
A travel website ranked Lafayette among “America’s Most Artistic Towns” – and the University of Louisiana at Lafayette is a big reason why.
Expedia’s list includes 26 communities that “are most contributing to the artistic culture of our country.”
The website cites only places with fewer than 1 million residents. Lafayette is among 10 cities categorized as medium-size, or having a population between 100,000 and 349,999 people. Lafayette’s population is more than 127,600.