Friday, April 24, 2020 / 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 pictures of 2019 festival

Artists Registration for

Spring Art Walk 2020 has started!

There are several ways to participate in Spring Art Walk.


As an artist, you can show off your unique art in our biggest display of artist at the festival, The Outdoor Art Market, which takes place between Broad St. and Pujo St. Register for the Outdoor Market HERE


Maybe you are a venue in our downtown that would like to host artists and entertainment with a pop-up exhibition. You can register your venue HERE


If you would like to put your skills to the test, you might be interested in our art war competition. The Art Wars, in basic, is a competition, in which, individuals or a team of artists have one hour to create a mural Live during the festival. Attendees will then vote for the winner. There are two divisions. One for adults, and one for students.

This year, our Art War has a more sentimental theme. The theme is none other than Lake Charles music legend Nellie Lutcher. This does not necessarily limit you to portraits of Nellie Lutcher, but rather includes inspirations of her accomplishments in Blues music, Lake Charles, etc.

Get your team ready for this year’s popular art war competition! Follow links below to register.

Art War Adult Application

Art War Student Application
student teams open to grades 4-8

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