Spring Art Walk comes to Lake Charles

By Jason Belk - bio | email

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - People from all over Southwest Louisiana gathered in downtown Lake Charles this evening to experience the Spring Art Walk.

"We've been downtown walking and looking at the different exhibits they have on the sidewalks and throughout this building," said Cynthia Cahee-Simpson, who attended the event.

The pieces for the walk come from all over the country but follow a specific theme.

The Art Walk is one of five traveling art exhibits that come to the Lake area each year.

"We seek these out and we always try to find exhibits that are comparable to our Lake area, and we find exhibits that people are interested in here in the area," said Denise Fasske, the Cultural Affairs Director.

One of the more popular exhibits is the 1910 Lake Charles Fire Exhibit.

It features photographs documenting the fire along with artifacts that have been discovered from the time period.

"To have all these photos and the video and people can see what had really transpired at that time, and to be able to reflect and look at how far we've come from 1910," said Cahee-Simpson.'

Although the walk ended at 9:00 tonight, many of the exhibits will remain open throughout the month.

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