Pop Up Galleries, Art Competitions, and more at Spring Art Walk
Come out on Friday, April 28, from 5pm to 9pm, to downtown Lake Charles and celebrate the Lake Area’s vibrant community during the Arts Council of SWLA’s annual Spring Art Walk. This year’s free event focuses on creating a unique bazaar atmosphere through a full-force showcase of the arts, including the visual, theatrical, literary, and musical talents that make Lake Charles unique.
Coffee shops, businesses, restaurants, and vacant buildings will be transformed into pop-up galleries for the evening, complete with street performers, art competitions, and an extensive outdoor art market. Residents and visitors will be able to tour historic downtown properties and businesses while enjoying refreshments and the best in Southwest Louisiana arts. Venues will offer drink specials, concessions, and giveaways.
The Art War competitions, in which teams of adult and student artists compete to create a mural in one hour in front of a live audience, will make its highly anticipated return. Mediums and styles range from ink and brush to traditional oil and acrylic and even graffiti will be used as the audience gets to watch the entire creation process, and vote with tip money to choose the winners.
Participating venues, plus featured artists and performers, will be released soon. Maps of participating locations and artists will be available on the Arts Council website as well as at each venue during Spring Art Walk.
Spring Art Walk is presented by the Arts Council of SWLA and the City of Lake Charles. For details on participating venues, artists, and activities, visit www.artscouncilswla.org or call (337) 439-2787.