You are likely to do a double-take if you drive south of the city of Houma on LA Highway 56 through the bayouside community of Chauvin. There, across the waterway, is a colorful lighthouse with cartoonish figures hanging off the side of it. You have discovered the amazing Chauvin Sculpture Garden.
You will need to cross Bayou Petit Caillou at the nearest bridge to access this unique collection of outdoor art. Be sure to stop and stroll through the sculpture garden. It is a one-of-a-kind experience.
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The life-sized concrete and brick sculptures are the work of brick layer and self-taught artist Kenny Hill. During a ten year period, Hill created 100 of the unique, religious themed sculptures.
Throughout the garden are images of the artist, who places himself in many of the works of art. After creating the sculpture garden, Hill left the area without explanation.
The site was restored by the Kohler Foundation and is managed by Nicholls State University. The site is now a public park and open to the public.
The town of Chauvin (pronounced SHO-van) is a fishing community located south of the city of Houma in coastal Terrebonne Parish.
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The Chauvin Sculpture Garden is located at 5337 Bayouside Drive, Chauvin LA.
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