Friday, April 27, 2018 / 5-9pm
Downtown Lake Charles

Each year on the last Friday in April, the Arts Council of SWLA and the City of Lake Charles brings Spring Art Walk to downtown Lake Charles. This free event concentrates the vibrant Lake Area arts community into a few square blocks of the Charlestown Cultural District as a way to draw the public into downtown businesses while supporting the area’s arts scene.

Coffee shops, salons, restaurants, and even vacant buildings are turned into pop-up galleries for the evening, with Ryan and Broad Streets full of live music and performances, tasty food trucks, the exciting Art War competitions, and an extensive open-air art market. Downtown venues offer drink specials, demonstrations, after-parties, and giveaways.

The popular Art War challenges adult and student teams to create a mural in one hour in front of a live audience, and the public chooses the winning team by depositing tips into their favorite team’s tip jar. Mediums and styles ranging from ink and brush to traditional oil and acrylic will be used as the audience witnesses the entire creation process.

More information coming soon, including details on new, community-created art installations and activities, thanks to project funding from PPG Industries!

Maps of participating locations and artists are available for pick-up at each official venue during the event.

INFO: call the Arts Council office at (337) 439-2787

get your team ready for this year’s popular art war competition!
student teams open to grades 4-8

apply as a vendor today!

Congratulations to the 2016 Art War winners:
students of Our Lady’s Catholic School and Danielle Nester

Student winners - Our Ladys Catholic School

Adult winner - Danielle Nester
Click here for more 2016 event photos, courtesy of Parker Brand

Check out a video of the Art Wars challenge by Parker Brand Creative!