Lafayette Art Association is planning a garage sale before the big move

Before moving into their first new home in 30 years, the Lafayette Art Association is hosting a garage sale.

At the end of this month, the association will move to its new premises a few blocks from the oil center. To learn more, click here.

And to reduce the amount of “stuff” that needs to be moved, there will be a garage sale at the current location, 1008 E. St. Mary Boulevard, this weekend.

Hours will be 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday.

The sale is open to the public.

There is no fixed price – just make an offer.

What do they have? Lots of sundries, artwork, art supplies, art books, dishes, desks, etc.

On August 1, LAA will move into a new home – still in the Oil Center – at 1019 Auburn Avenue. The old location will be closed on July 30 and the new location will be open on August 2. Opening hours will change: Tuesday to Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday.

LAA is planning a grand reopening celebration, and the date will be announced later.

The association was established in 1959 and is the oldest operating art association in Lafayette. This is the fourth headquarters of the LAA since 1969. Until 1980, the association lived in the former AOC building, then from 1980 to 1990, it was in the Symphony Building. LAA has been based at its St. Mary Boulevard location since 1990.

The LAA runs a range of workshops and classes for adults and children, offering art lovers the opportunity to ignite their passion for the arts in a wide variety of media. In addition to various member shows, the LAA also sponsors two annual open juried and judging contests: Freeze Frame and The Eye of the Beholder. The Eye of the Spectator (founded in 1985), which is usually held in August each year, has been postponed due to the timing of the move and will be held from October 11 to November 26.

Laura J. Boyer