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.


Louisiana's Playground Podcast


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 May 28

Angel Allen Arts

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

SWLAA Summer Social Jun 01

SWLAA Summer Social

From 9am until 7pm, we'll have vendors, an art show and jambalaya plates. After dark, we'll have music & fire dancing. It's…

The Trail to Oregon Jun 21

The Trail to Oregon

Join our All-American family as they journey down the Trail to Oregon! The Trail to Oregon! is an original musical produced by…