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Lagniappe: Herons on the Bayou returns for a third wave

Herons on the Bayou is back with another opportunity to help public art projects.

“I have wanted to bring something like this to our community for a while and seeing so many people support this idea gives me so much inspiration,” said Brooke Foy, Herons on the Bayou project coordinator and ULM Assistant Professor of Art. “I wanted to do a community art project where anyone could participate. The herons provided so much creative freedom that it didn’t matter someone’s level of talent. If they could imagine it, they could paint it.”

Herons on the Bayou is the largest public art project in Northeast Louisiana, and began with grant writing in 2017. Artists painted heron statues, each standing 6-to 7-feet tall, which were placed throughout Monroe and West Monroe.

The new wave of the project will see businesses paired with artists to create more public art. The process will take many months to design, paint, and place the new sculptures.

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