Show Your Love for the Local Arts Community by Joining I heART 337!

At the Arts & Humanities Council of Southwest Louisiana we know that 337 is more than an area code; it’s a state of mind. It’s our mission at the Arts & Humanities Council of Southwest Louisiana to support arts and culture initiatives, events, education, and organizations in the 5-parish area that bring a unique cultural experience to local citizens, and to help bolster tourism and economic growth through the arts and humanities. 

It is our goal to partner with 337 people (or more) to donate $337 annually towards our mission. We believe that our community thrives when arts and culture initiatives are supported. We have a massive amount of talented creatives in Southwest Louisiana, and we want to do everything we can to continue to cultivate and support that talent. When you commit to joining the “I heART 337” campaign, you are impacting our entire region. Below you’ll find just how much of an impact your donation can have on an already thriving creative community.

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Join us for these exclusive benefits:

Join I heART 337 and help us in our mission for only $28 a month or a one-time charge of $337.


Support us through our I heART 337 campaign with an annual payment of $337 or billed monthly for $28.

Click the plus and fill out one of the forms below for an annual or monthly subscription to the I heART 337 campaign.


If you'd like to contribute to the Arts & Humanities Council, but aren't interested in joining I heART 337, consider becoming a Friend of the Arts Council.

In Southwest Louisiana, the arts mean business. Our creative industry not only acts as the pulse of our region but also brings in enormous amounts of tourism dollars and consumer spending. Because of your loyalty to the Arts Council’s mission, this past year we were able to enact creative strategies that diversify our culture, economy, and tourism, making SWLA an even better place to live, work, and visit.

Your contribution allows us to continue supporting countless individual artists and over 75 nonprofit arts organizations, including Dancing Classrooms, Lake Charles Symphony, MSU Banners Cultural Series, Henning Cultural Center, Black Heritage Festival, Impromptu Players, and A Block Off Broadway, among many others.

Your contribution enables us to accomplish much, including:

  • Working with the City of Lake Charles and Chamber SW to create the Cultural Economy Report that identifies collaborative projects to make our region more conducive for cultural enterprises such as artist residencies, public art, and educational programming.
  • Expanding tourism-boosting events such as Live @ the Lakefront, Gallery Promenade, and Spring Art Walk as a way to offer more platforms for working artists and musicians while building vibrancy within the community.
  • Offering more promotional services for the arts and more opportunities for professional development for the creative workforce with seminars, workshops, and after hour events.
  • Continuing to offer four annual grant programs that are funded by our biggest partners: the Lake Charles/SWLA Convention & Visitors Bureau, the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury, the City of Lake Charles, and the Office of Cultural Development.

You will receive:

  • The HEartBEAT Weekly e-newsletter which keeps you updated on the latest happenings in the region.
  • Invites to exclusive special events, patron parties, and access to VIP perks at the hottest events in SWLA.

To start or renew your friendship, fill out the form below and either choose to be a Friend of the Arts Council ($50) or upgrade to the Friends and Family of the Arts Council tier ($100).

Visit our Sponsorship Packages page for information on supporting Arts Council events through your business.

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