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Rebuidling and Expansion
Capital Campaign​​

The Chinese use two brush strokes to write the word 'crisis.' One brush stroke stands for danger; the other for opportunity. In a crisis, be aware of the danger--
but recognize the opportunity.
John F. Kennedy

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NUNU’s took an old potato kiln that had lost its relevance and fallen into obscurity and drew attention to its potential.  Our group of community crusaders looked at something that everyone else had long since forgotten, and we imagined what it could become.  We appreciated its past and imagined its brimming potential for the present moment.  We gave it a new life that honored its history without freezing it in the past.  We opened its doors and it became a magnet and a meeting place for the richness that makes life worth living: music, dance, art, food, laughter, and conversation.  We have provided for a variety of options for your convenience. Please see below.

That is what NUNU’s did for an old sweet potato kiln, and that is what we continue to do for the community through  arts and culture every single day.  La Pataterie will be missed, but the work continues unheeded. 

The purpose of the NUNU expanded NUNU facility wiill be used primarily for education and arts programming purposes; however, this expansion will allow for special event and conference rental purposes. It will also allow us to carve out a space for a small cafe' so that we can add a culinary education program. It will also help to create professional exhibition and work spaces for the Deux Bayous Gallery, Le Coin Gallery, Le Cadre (frame shop), Screen printing Shop as well as  a shared maker’s space/classroom.

An already funded addition will allow us to expand our  exhibition space for traveling exhibitions, music concerts and performances, theatre groups and educational programming and with an opportunity to create  a “French only” environment that  will coincide with the successful French immersion programs  already in place. 


​La Pataterie was built around 1919 and was destroyed by fire resulting from a fatal car crash on ____2018. 

Condolenscences to the family of ____. May he rest in peace.

Please consider donating to NUNU Collective in support of our ongoing efforts in education, culture, community enrichment, and environmentally sustainable living. Simply scroll down and identify the Phase or phases you would like to support or you can simply make a donation by clicking here.

In some cases, naming rights are available for a  period of 5 years.
Phase One
With a projected cost of $88,000,  Phase One includes the construction of zoned climate controlled loft space on the entirety of the south end of the existing  building. This will increase square footage by approximately 2000 square feet and open up approximately 3000 square feet downstairs for the purpose of hosting special events space.

  This phase also includes the addition of fire rated entrance/exits and an emergency exit exterior stair case

In addition, this phase includes addition of an undulating LED lighted wall facing the street which will serve to call attention to the building at night as well as a backdrop for performances, etc.

Finally, Phase One will include much needed  replacement of the roof with an energy efficient "ice-house" roof.

You can donate here or if you prefer, scroll down below and see additional donation options available.

A remaining $44,000 is needed to achieve the goal for Phase One. Please click here to make your donation.


Phase One-East Loft Construction

Phase One-West Loft Construction

Naming Rights Available
Naming Rights Available
Learn more here
Learn more here

Phase One-Undulating Light Wall

Phase One-Roof

Naming Rights Available
Sugar Dew LLC
Learn more here
Funded

Phase One-Architecutural Design

Phase One-Lighting

Brien Zachary Watson
Sponsor(s) needed
In-Kind
Learn more here

Phase One-Heating and Cooling

Phase One-Door

Sponsor(s) needed
Naming rights available
Learn more here
Learn more here

Phase Two
With a projected total cost of $89,000, Phase Two includes the addition of a new sewer system with a lift station and grinder for the current building and future growth as well as expanded access to town water, the addition of a fire hyrdrant. This $69,000 investment is being funded by the Delta Regional Authority and Acadiana Planning Commission. ​​

This phase also includes the addition of a $20,000 sprinkler system, funded by ?.

The $89,000 funding goal for Phase Two has been achieved.


Phase Two-Sewer Expansion

Phase Two-Water Access

Delta Regional Authority, State of Louisiana, Town of Arnaudville & Acadiana Planning Commission
Delta Regional Authority, State of Louisiana, Town of Arnaudville & Acadiana Planning Commission
Funded
Funded

Phase Two-Sprinkler System

Sponsored by:
Funded
Phase Three
With a projected cost of $78,000, Phase Three includes the construction of 900 square foot climate controlled  presentation space on the east end of the existing building that also has the capability of serving as an out door stage equipped with sound equipment, piano, etc.

The facility will also include additional ADA complient restrooms that are accessible to travelers visiting this area.

$50,000 of  funding has been secured, along with an additional $5000 of architectural in-kind services provided by Brien Zachary Watson and $3000 for a sprinkler system provided by ?.

We are still in need of an additional $20,000 to meet our goal for Phase Three. Please click here for more information.

Phase Three-Recital Stage

Phase Three-Recital Stage Equipment

WKR
Sponsored by:
Funded
Donate Here

Phase Three-Architectural Services

Phase Three-Sprinkler System

Brien Zachary Watson
Sponsored by:
In-Kind
In-Kind
Phase Four
With a projected cost of $45,000, Phase Three includes the construction of a wrap around porch that will also serve as a crash buffer and construction of a 900 square foot outdoor pavillion for Louisiana Metalsmithing Association (LAMA) that will include an observation deck and stepped seating. 

The facility will also include additional ADA complient restrooms that are accessible to travelers visiting this area.

We are  in need of full funding  to meet our goal for Phase Four. 
Purchase a commerative porch board. Sponsor levels begin at $50. Click here for more information.

Phase Four-Porch 

Phase Four-LAMA Pavilion 

Naming Rights Available
Sponsored by:
Donate Here
Donate Here

Phase Four-Observation Deck

Phase Four-Steps

Sponsored by:
Sponsored by:
In-Kind
In-Kind
Phase Five
With a projected cost of $45,000, Phase Three includes the construction of a wrap around porch that will also serve as a crash buffer and construction of a 900 square foot outdoor pavillion for Louisiana Metalsmithing Association (LAMA) that will include stepped seating. 

The facility will also include additional ADA complient restrooms that are accessible to travelers visiting this area.

We are  in need of full funding  to meet our goal for Phase Four.  Purchase a commerative porch board. Sponsor levels begin at $50. Click here for more information.

Phase Four-Recital Stage

Phase Four-Recital Stage Equipment

WKR
Sponsored by:
Funded
Donate Here

Phase Four-Architectural Services

Phase Four-Sprinkler System

Brien Zachary Watson
Sponsored by:
In-Kind
In-Kind
Phase Six
With a projected cost of $35,000, Phase Three includes the construction of a wrap around porch that will also serve as a crash buffer and construction of a 900 square foot outdoor pavillion for Louisiana Metalsmithing Association (LAMA) that will include stepped seating.  S

The facility will also include additional ADA complient restrooms that are accessible to travelers visiting this area.


We are  in need of full funding  to meet our goal for Phase Four.  Purchase a commerative porch board. Sponsor levels begin at $50. Click here for more information.
Phase Seven
With a projected cost of $35,000, Phase Three includes the construction of a wrap around porch that will also serve as a crash buffer and construction of a 900 square foot outdoor pavillion for Louisiana Metalsmithing Association (LAMA) that will include stepped seating. 

The facility will also include additional ADA complient restrooms that are accessible to travelers visiting this area.

We are  in need of full funding  to meet our goal for Phase Four.  Purchase a commerative porch board. Sponsor levels begin at $50. Click here for more information.