New Iberia, La. ---
The Shadows-on-the-Teche has made the difficult decision to cancel the Arts & Crafts Show in October due to the coronavirus and concerns for the health of their volunteers, staff, vendors, and community.
For many years, the Shadows Arts & Crafts shows have created a space for vendors to sell their handmade wares to interested buyers, and the fall show is typically a time to step out and enjoy cooler weather while beginning holiday shopping. This decision was not taken lightly as proceeds from the show provide funds for not only the ongoing maintenance of The Shadows and gardens, but also for education programming, a cornerstone of the site’s mission.
"The Shadows would like to thank the community for understanding the difficulty of this decision," said Jayd Buteaux, marketing and programs manager. "We look forward to returning with our annual Spring show in March 2021."
About the Shadows-on-the-Teche:
The Shadows-on-the-Teche, a site of the
National Trust for Historic Preservation
, opened to the public in 1961 with the mission to preserve the buildings, landscape, collections, and historical integrity of the site; to research and interpret through education programs a 19th century southern Louisiana plantation economy and community and their evolution; and to encourage an appreciation of and interest in historic preservation. The National Trust, which owns and operates the Shadows, is a private, non-profit organization. The Shadows does not receive funding from federal, state, parish, or city government. The site supports itself through admissions, special programs and events, and donations to the Friends of the Shadows. For more information, visit