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Located throughout historic Central School, the annual Holiday Art Market will return December 9-11 with an eclectic array of fine and handmade items crafted by regional artists, encouraging the Lake Area community to “Shop Local, Give Local!”.
Each year, a spotlight organization receives a portion of the proceeds from sales at Holiday Art Market. This year, donations will benefit the Family & Youth Counseling Agency, and will purchase art supplies for the Shannon Cox Counseling Center’s Grief Initiative.
Holiday Art Market vendors include watercolor artist Sue Zimmermann, Naquin’s Woodworks, photography by Heather Arsement and Marisa Getz, pottery by Anita Ahrens, Jason Machulski, Debbie Wilfer, and Tracy LeMieux, stained glass by Glassical Creations, handwoven baskets by Emma Hughes, handmade jewelry from Cajun Moon and JM Designs, and additional works by Morgan Allain, Peggy Borel, Daneisha Davis, Tony DuPuis, Erik Jessen, and many more.
Holiday Art Market will also feature performances from F.G. Bulber Youth Orchestra and other student groups, plus bakery treats from A Spoonful of Sugar and Air Confetti, pet’s gifts at the Art Associates Gallery, and a Kids Zone sponsored by The Art Factory, where children can create their own Christmas cards and gift wrap, plus other fun arts-related activities. The Mardi Gras Museum will be open, and the popular Hi-Licious Street Kitchen will serve their delicious Asian cuisine.
Times for the festive event are as follows: Friday, December 9 (3-7pm), Saturday December 10 (10am-5pm), and Sunday December 11 (12-5pm).
Holiday Art Market is presented annually by the City of Lake Charles and the Arts Council of SWLA. For more details, contact the Arts Council at (337) 439-2787.
Ashli Waldrep, Executive Director
Arts Council of SWLA
Central School Arts & Humanities Center
809 Kirby Street, Suite 202, Lake Charles, LA 70601
Office 337-439-2787 | Fax 337-439-8009