La Asociación Española de Nueva Iberia

New Iberia, Louisiana, USA

"New Iberia, The Lost Treasure"

New Iberia Spanish Festival ~ April 11-13, 2025

                    

 

 

Bienvenidos!

La Asociación Española de Nueva Iberia, Inc. (LAENI) is a nonprofit, volunteer organization incorporated in the City of New Iberia, Louisiana to serve as a vehicle for the recognition and promotion of the Spanish ancestry and culture in New Iberia and throughout Louisiana. LAENI, Inc. encourages, supports and directs programs and activities involving educational, culinary, music, and art exchanges while creating an awareness and deeper understanding of our local Spanish heritage.

                        

2024 Poster Unveiling

2024

"10th Anniversary Celebration" 

                    2024 Festival Poster

Poster Artist, Robert Olivier III


2023

"Sweet Home New Iberia" 

2023 Festival Poster

Poster Artist, Alyse Bundrick


2022 

"A Taste of Spain on the Teche" 

2022 Festival Poster

Poster Artist, Mayor Freddie DeCourt


2020 & 2021 

"Taste of Spain on the Teche" 

NO FESTIVAL - COVID

2020 & 2021 Festival Poster

Poster Artist, Isabella Berry 


2019 

"Celebrating 240th Anniversary of Nueva Iberia" 

Poster Artist, Trent Oubre


2018 

"Spain Alive" 


2018 Festival Poster

The artist of this year's poster, Troy LeLeux, will be on hand to sign his art work.  Troy did an exceptional job of making our festival theme, "Spain Alive", represent all that is alive in our Spanish heritage and culture here in New Iberia. Signed posters by Troy will be available for purchase.

2017 - NO FESTIVAL Transition Year from November Festival to April


2016 Poster Unveiling 

"Remembering Francisco Bouligny" 

Special Thanks

2016 Artist 

Ms. Susan Nugent Clark 

This year's poster is very special as it was designed by local artist Susan Nugent Clark who has been an artist most of her adult life and has a degree from USL in Art Education. She has taught art in both the public and private schools in the area for the last 40 years. Her paintings have won many honors including a Sugarcane Festival Poster and a commemorative poster for the Shell Oil in Houston. Susan is very grateful to have been asked to create the artwork for this year's Spanish Festival since her ancestry includes the Segura family from Malaga, Spain. Susan has done a tremendous amount of research on this year's theme, "Remembering Francisco Bouligny" and has done an exceptional job of portraying the arrival of the 16 Spanish families led by Bouligny, first to Charenton near the Chitimacha Nation and then down the Bayou Teche to present day New Iberia to establish the colony of "Nueva Iberia" in April 1779. 



2015 Poster Unveiling 

"Celebrating Spanish Painters and their Works" 

Special Thanks

2015 Poster Designer

Ms. Jane Braud


2022 Board of Directors

LAENI

Board of Directors

Brinkley Segura Lopez, President 

Lauren Greig,                     Vice President

Ashley Verret, Treasurer 

Dustin Johnson, Secretary

Darren Romero

Michelle Blanchard 

James Viator

Tessie Segura Dore

Barry Segura

Donna Gary

Korie LeBlanc 

Christopher Segura 

Chantel Peltier

Matt Lopez

Hannah Bee

Sydni LeBlanc

Sara Espinosa

Honorable Board Members, Queen, Chloé Mixon

Blake Miguez

Alhaurin

Crochet Ceiling

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