1911 Historic City Hall
For the past several years, Historic City Hall Arts & Cultural Center has been voted the Best Public Art Gallery by the Times of Lake Charles reader's poll. This honor recognizes the ongoing commitment the City of Lake Charles has made to providing the residents and visitors of Lake Charles with quality, educational, family-friendly entertainment and events at accessible prices.
The beautiful historic building features three floors of gallery space, a clock tower, and, added in 2006, a landscaped brick courtyard. Solo exhibitions by artists such as Pablo Picasso, Ansel Adams, Norman Rockwell, and Tasha Tudor has all been displayed. In 2007, the Center housed Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition, featuring over 100 carefully preserved artifacts from the historic vessel.
The 1911 Historic City Hall served as the seat of city government until 1978. After undergoing an extensive renovation, the center opened its doors as the City of Lake Charles' public art gallery and cultural facility in 2004. Since that time, Historic City Hall Arts & Cultural Center has showcased numerous traveling exhibitions from around the world, as well as regional and local artists. The Historic City Hall Arts & Cultural Center is City owned and operated, under the direction of the Cultural Affairs Department.
The Historic City Hall Arts & Cultural Center is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission to all exhibitions is free to the public. No photography (including camera phones) is allowed in the building. For more information, please call (337) 491-9147 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.