COVID 19 Guidelines

Governor John Bel Edwards has formally renewed the state's public health emergency. A statewide mask mandate has now been extended through October 27 for all people, regardless of vaccination status, if 6 feet of physical distance cannot be maintained indoors. Please be sure to have a mask with you when traveling. More Info

Search
Go
>
>
>
>
>
>
Crawfish boil image

Blog

Living History Cemetery Tour 2021

History comes alive in Lake Charles, Louisiana, on Friday, Nov. 5, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. with the Living History Cemetery Tour! This popular tour makes its return after a year hiatus to let historic figures speak from the grave. The event brings a spotlight to historic figures who played important…

Continue Reading

Farmers' Markets in Lake Charles

Feeling the Love at Farmer’s Markets Farmer’s markets are designed with a lot of love; they bring out a community’s best offerings and place them on a gingham tablecloth for your enjoyment. Lake Charles touts its two popular farmer’s markets – the Charlestown Farmer’s Market on Saturdays and the…

Continue Reading

Live @ the Lakefront is Back!

L@LF = June 11, 18, 25 Mark your calendars, because Live @ the Lakefront is back! The Arts & Humanities Council & First Federal Bank are thrilled to bring back the wildly popular Live @ the Lakefront music festival. After canceling last year’s event due to the pandemic Devan Corbello, the executive…

Continue Reading

Spring Art Walk - May 8!

“People were itching to do something creative and fun.” – Devan Corbello, executive director of the Arts & Humanities Council of SWLA Clear your calendars because the Spring Art Walk is back on Saturday, May 8! I met up with Devan Corbello, executive director of the Arts and Humanities Council…

Continue Reading

Chandeliers - Story of Resiliency

The past year has been a challenge for venue and event managers. I was able to catch up with Ashley Gatte, president of Empire of the Seed, which encompasses several popular venues in downtown Lake Charles: The Calcasieu Marine Bank Building, the Paramount Room, and Cash & Carry. I wanted to get her…

Continue Reading

Black Heritage Gallery is Coming Back!

This past year has been a challenge for so many, including Stella Miller, executive director of the Black Heritage Gallery. There have been stops and starts, twists and turns along the way to procure and showcase artists with a pandemic and two hurricanes. Last year, Stella turned to embrace the…

Continue Reading

Art Helping the Community!

With the challenges faced by Southwest Louisiana in 2020 and two major hurricanes, it's important to support local businesses and the community to build a better future…

Continue Reading