The weekend get out and experience the Lake City's art community up, close and personal.  Listen to live music, view one-of-a-kind art pieces by talented local artists, enjoy delicious food and much more.  Every year the Arts Council of SWLA and the City of Lake Charles present Spring Art Walk, the last Friday in April.  Park and walk as pop-up galleries, food trucks, markets and various vendors line-up along the 600-1000 blocks of Ryan Street.  This is a free event, that's open to the public from sunup to sundown.

Each year the event goers anxiously look forward the annual Art War Challenges.  This portion of the Art Walk is extremely popular, as adult and student teams compete for an hour, to create a mural in front of a live audience.  The winner is determined by which team collects the most tips from the public.

All downtown merchants are open for business, offering giveaways, discounts and drink specials throughout the day.  Not to mention the downtown coffee shops, restaurants, including vacant buildings will transform into art galleries.

Take in the sights, sounds, and tradition of Downtown Lake Charles!  Maps of participating businesses and artists are available at every venue.  Below is the schedule of events, places and times.

1911 Historic City Hall Ats & Cultural Center (1001 Ryan St):
1st floor – Artisans Gallery
2nd floor – PAN: A Graphic Arts Time Capsule of Avant Garde Europe 1895-1900
3rd floor – National Geographic’s Rarely Seen Photographs
Performance by F.G. Bulber Youth Orchestra

Pujo St. Café (901 Ryan St):
Amanda Bebee, Steve Whatley, Katherine Petty, Julie Groth, Evan Johnson, Jody Breiert, Jamar Simien, Jonathan Nutt, Greta Painter, Kevin Leveque, Lyd Walls, Candice Alexander

Salon Mixx (316 Pujo St):
Chad Whited Creative Photography
Salon Mixx Team Hair Show

Botsky’s (104 Pujo St):
The Petite Matisse (children’s art – ages 3-11)

Sloppy’s Downtown (329 Broad St):
Abigail Derouen, Alex Landry, Morgan Allain, Daneisha Davis, Erik Jessen, Shawn Ardabili, Charles Ritter, Chris Walkin, John Davis, Donald Buckner, Lyd Walls, Erin Corcoran, Victoria Henson, Maggie Gregory

Stellar Beans (319 Broad St):
Kelly McDevit, Tademy Photography

TheRoundAbout (311 Broad St):
Goldband Records exhibit (courtesy of Music Museum of SWLA)
Vinyl tunes from Paul Dufrene of Platter Playlists

3B&E Marketing (727 Ryan St):
Jason Carroll of Monsour’s Photography
Video production segments by Hal Comeaux (Cabana Media)

Luna Bar & Grill and Luna Live (710 Ryan St):
Jeremy Price, Danny Allain, Morgan Allain, Heather Boston, Emilio Hidalgo, Phillip Conner

SHOP 706 (706 Ryan St):
CC Designs
Sparrow Minded
Olive and Indigo
Performances from Young Band Nation

Blue Dog Café (609 Ryan St):
Cedar Bough Fine Birdhouses

Haute Couture Salon (601 Ryan St):
Body and makeup art by Angela Hoff, Rachel Fast, and Angel LeBlanc

For more info call the Arts Council office at (337) 439-2787, or visit

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