Thank you for making Spring Art Walk 2019 a success!

CLICK HERE to see photos from this year’s event!

Friday, April 26, 2019 / 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 for a full-force showcase!

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.

Click here for fun photos from Spring Art Walk 2018!

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.

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

Spring Art Walk is presented by the Arts Council of SWLA, the City of Lake Charles, and PPG Industries, with major sponsorship from the Art Factory, ASI Printing, Event Solutions, First Federal Bank of Louisiana, Image360, Knight Media Inc., The Limo Daddy Buddy Russ Bus, Magnolia LNG, Nick Reina State Farm, and Redfish Rentals.

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

Exhibiting Venues:

(Check back for updates!)

1911 Historic City Hall

1001 Ryan St.

1st Floor: McNeese Ceramic Students Past & Present

2nd Floor: Louisiana Proud: The Cajun Experience, PhoteauxBien

3rd Floor: Hitnes Image Hunter: On the Trail of John James Audubon

Francis G. Bulber Youth Orchestra on the 3rd Floor

Will serve wine, coffee, tea, & refreshments

MSU Ceramic Students

Louisiana Proud: The Cajun Experience

Hitnes Image Hunter

Alexander Art Studio

900 Ryan St.

Candice Alexander, Jake Fuselier, and Jesse Strub Live music by Johnny Jimenez

Cheese and wine will be served

Candice Alexander

Jake Fuselier

Jesse Strub

Berdon-Campbell Building

619 Ryan St.

D. Paul Art (Dwayne Derouen) & Stefan Borssen Serving wine, water, & appetizers from Toga Grill

D. Paul Art

Stefan Borssen


104 W. Pujo St.

Douglas Doty  

Douglas Doty

Business First Bank

728 Ryan St.

Lake Charles College Prep Art Students Refreshments will be served

LC College Prep

LC College Prep

Cajun Gypsy Corner Market

729 Ryan St.

Julie Dallas and Greta Painter     
Haute Couture

601 Ryan St.

Angela Hoff & Angel LeBlanc Refreshments will be served
Luna Bar & Grill 

719 Ryan St.

Pixel & Ink Creative, The Inkling Girl, Danny Allain, Jeremy Price, & Hannah Price  Street Side Jazz Band 

Michael Davis Band

Daneisha Davis

The Parlor House

825 Ryan St. Suite A1

Emily Gentry  A signature cocktail will be served
Pujo Street Café

901 Ryan St.

Kevin Leveque, Julie Goth, Jamar Simien, Elton Louviere, Evan Johnson, Lyd Walls, Jody Brierty, Candice Alexander, Greta Painter, Katherine Petty, & Jonathan Nutt

Kevin Leveque

Jamar Simien

Lyd Walls

Greta Painter

Pure Press Juicery 

825 Ryan St. Suite A2

Garrett Richardson Exclusive watermelon beverage to be served
Recent Relics Antiques & Collectibles 

416 Broad St.

Fred Hannie Wine, cheese, crackers, etc. will be served

Fred Hannie

Salon Mixx

316 Pujo St.

Pelican Sunsets by Kristie Ford & Whitney Whitehead (Paint by Whitney)

Kristie Ford

Kristie Ford

Stellar Beans

319 Broad St.

Jim Ferguson, Ernest Courville, Amanda Gentry, & Stephan Darnutzer Live music:

5-6:45 Deep End

7-9 Bryce Louivier

Jim Ferguson

Ernest Courville

Salon Lindsay/Bespoke Hat Co.

725 Ryan St.

Bohemian Söl, Jock McGregor, Cindy Royer, & Christopher Rainier Signature Cocktails

Bohemian Sol

Jock McGregor

Tia Juanita’s Fish Camp

723 Ryan St.

Jessica Woolmington, Tracy Wojtal, Kevin Lemelle, & Eddie Mormon
The Villa

324 Pujo St.

Alana Tezeno 

Alana Tezeno

Alana Tezeno

Performance Schedule:

Broad Street Stage Pujo Street Stage Kids’ Zone
5:00-5:30 ACTS Theatre 5:15-5:45 Black Market Theatre performing selections from their upcoming musical, Spring Awakening 5:30-6:15 Kabuki Dancers
5:40-6:10 Mourning Light 5:55-6:25 Logan Soileau & The Cards
6:20-6:50 Young Band Nation 6:35-7:05 Chris Shearman
7:00-7:50 Barbe High School Show Choir 7:15-7:45 Christian Youth Theatre
7:50 Announcement of Art War Competitions Winners
8:00-8:50 Ladies of the Lake Fire Maidens

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

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