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 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 more 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 sponsorship from Volkswagen of Lake Charles, The Art Factory, Crying Eagle Brewing, CSE Federal Credit Union, Event Solutions, Image360, Knight Media Inc, Louisiana Radio Communications, and Redfish Rentals.

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

Official event map courtesy of Pixel & Ink Creative / Printing by KMI


311 Broad Street
Lighting installation by Jace Verdin of Lumiere Du Lac

3b & e Marketing
(727 Ryan St)

Jordan Polito

Alexander Art Studio (900 Ryan St)
Candice Alexander

Blue Dog Cafe
(609 Ryan St)

Alana Young Tezeno & Lyd Walls
Live music by Ryan Davis

Botsky’s (104 W. Pujo St)
Andra Harvey Gustin

Business First Bank (728 Ryan St)
St. Louis High School Art Club

Cajun Gypsy Corner Market (729 Ryan St)
Jewel’s Pottery
Readings from the Bayou Writers Group

The Children’s Museum (327 Broad St)
Children’s artworks by The Petite Matisse (ages 3-11)

Historic City Hall Arts & Cultural Center
(1001 Ryan St)
Artisans Gallery / Jamie Baldridge, “Panopticon” /
“Mingled Visions: Images from the North American
Indian Collection by Edward S. Curtis”

The Paramount Room @ Historic Calcasieu Marine Bank (844 Ryan St)
Photography by Cal-Cam 4-H Horse Club students
Live performance by McNeese Drumline

Pujo St. Cafe
(901 Ryan St)

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

Pure Press Juicery (825 Ryan St, Ste B)
Seth Barrilleaux & Meagan Green

Salon Lindsay / Bespoke Hat Co.
(725 Ryan St)
Ginny Waggoner & Amber Duplechin

Salon Mixx (316 Pujo St)
Pelican Sunsets Photography by Kristi Ford
Live music by Robert Saxy Richard

Sloppy’s Downtown
(329 Broad St)
McNeese Visual Arts students
Outdoor Activity: Post-It Wall
Live music by Nee de Traditionne

Stellar Beans (319 Broad St)
Stephan Darnutzer, Christy Osborne, Jenny Lynn, Amanda Gentry, Taylor Hickey
Live harp music by Jane Clark

Tia Juanita’s Fish Camp (723 Ryan St)
Eddie Mormon & Kyrie Berezuk

The Villa (324 Pujo St)
Robin Nicole Jones

more previews available at

(Hub Stage at intersection of Ryan & Broad St)

5:00-5:30PM – Ashley Traughber, Lara Conally, and Emmie Lancon (opera)

5:30-6:00PM – McNeese Flute Choir

6:15-6:45PM – Christian Youth Theatre previews “Seussical, Jr” production

7:00-7:30PM – McNeese Dept of Performing Arts, Jam Band

7:30PM – Announcement of Art War competition winner

7:35-8:20PM – Barbe High School Show Choir

8:30-9:00PM – Ladies of the Lake Fire Maidens & HEMA demonstration


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!