The Acadian to Cajun Mural depicts the journey of the Acadians, from their exile from Nova Scotia, in the mid-1700s, to their settlement here in south Louisiana. The 20′ by 12′ mural is located in downtown Opelousas, across from the St. Landry Parish Courthouse, and was created by local artist, Jerome Ford. Jerome grew up in the lower ninth ward of New Orleans, and moved to Opelousas with his family in 2006. It’s clear that both worlds have inspired his colorful depictions of Louisiana’s people and culture. Today Jerome teaches art and also creates new works of art as a professional artist. Learn more about the artist at