Southwest Louisiana Wall Crawl
Lake Charles and Southwest Louisiana have a growing art scene, notably our murals and street art! One of the best ways to get to know the Lake Area is by walking around and viewing its unique street art. So, put on your sneakers, grab your camera, and get to exploring! Each location makes for a great (and free) Instagram photo op, so be sure to tag the mural artists and us! #VisitLakeCharles
You'll notice that many of our murals have been painted by local award-winning artist Jeremy Price. He was a guest on Louisiana’s Playground Podcast Episode 6, where he discusses the importance of Southwest Louisiana’s growing art community, Jeremy’s vision for the art community, and the artistic flow of how he develops and creates these unique works. Give the episode a listen here or anywhere you get your podcasts.
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1. Van Gogh Murals at Recent Relics Antiques & Collectibles
These three new murals by Jeremy Price (Instagram: @priceartstudio) can be found on the west side of Recent Relics Antiques & Collectibles in Downtown Lake Charles. You can find the mural at 416 Broad St, Lake Charles, LA 70601
2. Still I Rise Wings at Buffi's Peaux Boys
Jeremy Price painted the Still I Rise wings on the side of Buffi's Peaux Boys in 2021 to commemorate our resilient community. You can find the mural at 345 Broad St, Lake Charles, LA 70601.
3. W Division Street Murals
These murals are just across the parking lot from the Cotten's mural, along the Cedar Chest Antiques wall. You can access them from W Division Street or from the Cotten's parking lot.
4. Lake Charles Bicentennial
Fred Stark designed and painted this mural, depicting the history of Lake Charles, to celebrate the city’s bicentennial in 2012. You can find the mural at 411 Ryan St., Lake Charles
5. Walgreens and Elmer’s Candy
This vintage mural advertising Walgreens and Elmer’s Candy (of Gold Brick Egg fame) had faded and chipped over the decades. Jeremy Price and Ashley Broussard (part of a team of artists called Blujay Arts, which also includes Lindsey Johnson, Shawn Ardabili, Rachel Andrepont Rougeau, Jon Meaux, and Alex Landry) revitalized the wall near the corner of Ryan and Broad in downtown Lake Charles with a fresh coat of paint. You can find the mural on the corner of Ryan and Broad Streets (729 Ryan St, Lake Charles, LA 70601)
6. Millennium Park
These two murals at Millennium Park on Bord du Lac were designed by Erik Jesson and painted by Danny Allain.
7. Luna Bar & Grill
You can find these murals by Jeremy Price both indoors and outdoors on the patio at Luna Bar and Grill in Downtown Lake Charles. For the indoors mural, Price was inspired by ancient symbolism. You can find the mural at 719 Ryan St, Lake Charles, LA 70601.
8. Cotten's Downtown and Bacchus
The Blujay team painted this mural of Bacchus, the Roman god of wine, outside Cotten’s Downtown, locally famous for burgers and other good diner food. Just as the Walgreens mural advertised the drug store that once occupied that corner, Allain painted this tempting hamburger outside Cotten’s next to the Bacchus mural. You can find the mural at 110 Broad St., Lake Charles.
9. Panorama Music House
Jeremy Price pained the Panorama Music House mural on their rooftop bar. From the balcony, you can even view his Van Gogh murals down Broad Street. You can find the mural at 331 Broad St, Lake Charles, LA 70601.
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10. Gulf Coast Mural Project
Two local artists, Derrick Thornton and Shannon DeJean commissioned the painting to showcase businesses that we have lost in recent years due to Hurricane Laura and other impactful factors – and also to inspire those in the community to bring other businesses to life. You can find the mural at 1707 Broad Street.
11. Lake Charles Strong Mural at L'Auberge Casino Resort
Artist Jeremy Price and the L'Auberge Casino Resort unveiled the “Together We Rise” mural on Sept. 28, 2020. The mural represents the strength and determination of the Southwest Louisiana community amid recovery efforts following Hurricane Laura. You can find the mural at 777 Ave L'Auberge, Lake Charles, LA 70601.
12. Crying Eagle Brewery
Painted by Jeremy Price, this hops mural can be found inside Crying Eagle Brewery at 1165 E McNeese St, Lake Charles, LA 70607. Bonus: Can you find the eagle?
13. Do What You LOVE What You Do
Painted by Jeremy Price. You can view the mural at 711 Enterprise Blvd, Lake Charles, LA 70601 (Ryan’s Performance)
14. West-Cal Events Center
This mural in the entryway to the West-Cal Events Center at 2900 Ruth St. in Sulphur illustrates the diverse culture and heritage of the area.
15. Sulphur Regional Library
This mural by Texas artist Paula Collins at the entrance to Sulphur Regional Library at 1160 Cypress St. is uniquely made of bricks in basrelief. It depicts the rich history of the city of Sulphur.