Basin Arts Announces 501(c)(3) Status And Presents SURFACE, An Original Performance, And Backstage Event

Basin Arts Announces 501(c)(3) Status And Presents SURFACE, An Original Performance, And Backstage EventLafayette. Basin Dance Collective will present SURFACE at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 28-30 at Acadiana Center for the Arts. Basin Dance Collective is an entity of Basin Arts, which is announcing its newly gained status as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

Clare Cook, founder of Basin Arts, launched the arts center as a container for creativity in 2016. Basin Arts is a place where artists of all types collaborate and classes for all levels encourage artistic expression in the community.

SURFACE is the newest original dance work from Basin Dance Collective. The production is a collaboration of choreography by Cook, body painting by Brittney Pelloquin and abstract painting by Dirk Guidry.

"In a world where polarities scream the loudest, SURFACE carves and moves and paints through these extremes in search of the space where humanity resides," Cook said.

On Nov. 29, the event will include a celebratory fundraiser - Basin Arts' first fundraiser as a non-profit organization. Only 100 tickets to the post-show, loading dock party are available for a $125 donation, which includes a ticket to the dance performance, backstage access and a post-show party, called SCRATCH the SURFACE, in the loading dock with the SURFACE dancers and Basin Arts resident artists.

Scratch Farm Kitchen will cater SCRATCH the SURFACE with their noteworthy farm-to-table culinary style; taking inspiration for the dishes from Basin Arts programming! The event will feature live music by Bomo Bango playing Congolese Rumba music with a bevy of top-notch local musicians. The Designing Women of Acadiana will be partnering with Basin Arts to create an industrial-chic atmosphere in the AcA's loading dock.

Basin Arts visual artists and dance artists will be creating on-site active art installations throughout the night for totally cool, interactive art experiences. Additionally, there will be a silent auction including amazing local visual art, jewelry, unique gifts and experiences, and a large-scale painting by Dirk Guidry featured in the production of SURFACE.

"We're excited about this unique event and hope to share the magic and electricity of the creative process with our generous supporters to mark Basin Arts' first ever benefit." Cook said.

Tickets to Basin Arts' Benefit, SCRATCH the SURFACE on Thursday November 29th, can be reserved by visiting

Tickets to SURFACE, November 28-30, can be purchased through the AcA Box Office, with General Admission tickets available for $28, AcA members tickets are $25. Student and senior tickets are $22. Group rates are also available for groups of ten or more dance students.

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