Arts & Culture in Lake Charles

Southwest Louisiana has a thriving arts community with exhibitions, festivals celebrating the arts, dance, music, concerts, theatre, and more. Our rich cultural history makes art and creativity an intrinsic part of life for those living in Southwest Louisiana.


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Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana has a vibrant and rich history and culture. In…


Galleries featuring rotating exhibits range from local artists to national and international…

Upcoming Arts & Cultural Events

Angel Allen Arts Apr 18

Angel Allen Arts

Angel Allen is an African-American oil painter who currently lives and works in Martinique. Born and raised in New Orleans…

Accordion Kings Apr 19

Accordion Kings

The accordion, a well known instrument in south Louisiana, is an important part of many forms of traditional music throughout the…

Trout Fishing in America Apr 26

Trout Fishing in America

Trout Fishing in America is an American musical duo from Houston, Texas. The members are Keith Grimwood (vocals, bass guitar…