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The Arts
New Iberia

New Iberia, the "Queen City of the Bayou Teche," is rich in southern culture. Select a link to learn more about this city's cajun heritage.

New Iberia Arts

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Fast facts about the arts in New Iberia:

  • The Sliman Theater for the Performing Arts was donated by the Sliman family to the City of New Iberia in 1994. The city restored the theater to its original "Art Deco" style and the doors opened for the performing arts in 1998.
  • The Shadows-On-The-Teche is an antebellum home on the banks of Bayou Teche that was constructed between 1831 and 1834 by sugar planter David Weeks.
  • Shadows-On-The-Teche is a property of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, has collected more than 17,000 family papers from four generations and is visited by more than 25,000 people every year.
  • Crime fiction novelist James Lee Burke grew up in New Iberia and still spends half of the year here. He is one of only two authors to win two Edgar Awards and his novel "The Lost Get Back Boogie" was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize.

Source: City of New Iberia  

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