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2017 Arts & Crabs Fest in Lake Charles

***UPDATED 8/4/2017*** Delicious crab dishes, Louisiana-made brews, local art and music – one of the “must-experience” events every August in Southwest Louisiana is Arts & Crabs Fest. People love to celebrate Louisiana’s authentic passion for music, art and of course, “secret recipes,” and those are…

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Lake Charles’ Creative Studio: Arts’ Desire

When I first met Raejean Clark-German several years ago, I was introduced to her fish art. She and her husband, a close family friend of ours Norman German, enjoy fishing off of River Road in downtown Lake Charles for redfish. Then, she is able to make prints from the fish in her paintings or even…

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7 "Gotta Have It" Festival Foods in Lake Charles

Southwest Louisiana is the Festival Capital of Louisiana with more than 75 annual fairs and festivals. True to our Cajun nature, we love passing a good time, dancing and indulging in delicious foods and drinks. You can generally find fried alligator bites, Cajun jambalaya and gumbo at any of the…

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Arts Scene

Southwest Louisiana has a thriving arts scene, when it comes to culinary arts, traditional art, live theatre, and music. I love sipping coffee from Rex Alexander’s pottery at Stellar Beans. Crave Gourmet Baskets and Gifts has a charming collection of Louisiana folk artist’s Clementine Hunter plates…

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15 Things About Lake Charles

*Adapted from www.movoto.com and Mitchel Broussard Lake Charles mixes small town charm, exciting nightlife and outdoor adventure into a combination that will have you packing before you finish reading this list. 1. This Town Doesn't Stay Down www.monsoursphotography.net Lake Charles…

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