The holidays are here! Presented by the Arts & Humanities Council of SWLA the 2nd Annual Holiday Art Walk is Saturday, November 26 from 11 AM to 3 PM and is sponsored by Entergy.

The Art Walk is all about supporting and celebrating our local artists and businesses. It just so happens this year's event will take place on Small Business Saturday, one of the busiest holiday shopping days for small businesses around the country. So, the timing is perfect! Plus, it gives us another good reason to get out and shop at this weekend's 2nd Annual Art Walk.

Wear comfortable clothes and shoes as there is going to be plenty to see with more than 40 art vendors participating. The art market will be at businesses on Ryan Street between Pujo and Mill Street. Also, on Broad Street between Bilbo and Ryan Street.

Take a stroll down Broad and Ryan Street to enjoy window paintings presented by the Downtown Business Association. With all this walking you are sure to get hungry and they got you covered on that as well. Food trucks will be parked next to Barbers on Broad. Check out the beer garden, and enjoy hot chocolate stands. The little ones can join in on the fun with kid activities during the event.

A stage will be set up at the intersection of Broad and Ryan Street with live performances by No Supervision Dance Studio. Other performances will include theatre groups and musicians Mark Portier and Sophia Tassin, Morgan Allain, Daneisha Davis, and Jason Sprick. For a complete list of Holiday Art Walk entertainment and venues, visit the Arts & Humanities Council on Facebook.

The Art Walk wraps up at 3 PM so everyone can head over to the Civic Center to attend the annual "Light Up The Lake" Christmas Celebration presented by the City of Lake Charles. Lakefront Christmas Concert will jump-start the Christmas festivities at 3:30 PM live at the Arcade Amphitheatre, followed by the Lighting Ceremony, and fireworks display.

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