Thank you for making Spring Art Walk 2019 a success!
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.
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
(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
|Alexander Art Studio
900 Ryan St.
|Candice Alexander, Jake Fuselier, and Jesse Strub||Live music by Johnny Jimenez
Cheese and wine will be served
619 Ryan St.
|D. Paul Art (Dwayne Derouen) & Stefan Borssen||Serving wine, water, & appetizers from Toga Grill|
104 W. Pujo St.
|Business First Bank
728 Ryan St.
|Lake Charles College Prep Art Students||Refreshments will be served|
|Cajun Gypsy Corner Market
729 Ryan St.
|Julie Dallas and Greta Painter|
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
|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|
|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|
316 Pujo St.
|Pelican Sunsets by Kristie Ford & Whitney Whitehead (Paint by Whitney)|
319 Broad St.
|Jim Ferguson, Ernest Courville, Amanda Gentry, & Stephan Darnutzer||Live music:
5-6:45 Deep End
7-9 Bryce Louivier
|Salon Lindsay/Bespoke Hat Co.
725 Ryan St.
|Bohemian Söl, Jock McGregor, Cindy Royer, & Christopher Rainier||Signature Cocktails|
|Tia Juanita’s Fish Camp
723 Ryan St.
|Jessica Woolmington, Tracy Wojtal, Kevin Lemelle, & Eddie Mormon|
324 Pujo St.
|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|
Check out a video of the Art Wars challenge by Parker Brand Creative!
A HUGE THANK YOU TO ALL OF OUR SPONSORS!