Spring Art Walk / Art Battle
Spring Art Walk 2014 will be on Friday, April 25th from 5PM – 9PM in the heart of downtown Lake Charles!
Downtown Lake Charles will celebrate Southwest Louisiana’s wide and vibrant spectrum of visual arts during the Arts Council of SWLA’s annual Spring Art Walk on Friday, April 25th, from 5PM – 9PM. This free event focuses on artist exposure by concentrating the region’s talent into a few square blocks within the Charleston Cultural District.
Coffee shops, businesses, restaurants, and vacant buildings will be transformed into pop-up galleries for the evening, complete with an Outdoor Art Market, live entertainment, low cost pedicab and carriage rides, Art Battles, public art projects and plenty of surprises. Residents and visitors will be able to tour historic downtown properties and businesses while enjoying refreshments, live music, and the best of Southwest Louisiana art.
The Art Battle, in which teams of 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. The audience votes with tip money to choose a winner, whose mural will be featured as public art at Central School.
This year will include a special Student Art Battle for area children, which is modeled after the popular adult Art Battle, and will feature student teams.
Spring Art Walk is a great opportunity for artists and businesses alike, and the partnership fosters the unique culture of Downtown Lake Charles. Want to get involved? More information, including registration forms, are below.
Thank you to the artists and venues that took part of our 2013 event! Visit our Flickr account to view photos from the event.
Are you interested in participating this year?
We are seeking artists, crafters, makers, and artisans for our Outdoor Arts Market! Art Market Vendor Application
Are you an individual artist/art group who would like to be featured in a gallery for the evening? Gallery Artist Application
Are you a downtown business who would like to host an art exhibit for the night? Venue Application
Want to battle in out in the Adult Art Battle? *Coming Soon
Does your child or school art club want to join the fun in the Student Art Battle? *Coming Soon
Questions? Call us! 337-439-ARTS
Video by Karen Wink of the American Press.