Pop up galleries and art battles at Spring Art Walk - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Pop up galleries and art battles at Spring Art Walk

(Source: Visit Lake Charles) (Source: Visit Lake Charles)
(Source: Visit Lake Charles) (Source: Visit Lake Charles)
LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) -

Downtown Lake Charles will celebrate Southwest Louisiana's wide and vibrant spectrum of visual arts during the Arts Council of SWLA's annual Spring Art Walk on Friday, April 26 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

This free event focuses on artist exposure by concentrating the region's talent into a few square blocks within the Charleston Cultural District.

Coffee shops, businesses, restaurants, and vacant buildings will be transformed into pop-up galleries for the evening, complete with live music and vendors in the street, low cost pedi-cab rides, art battles, and interactive activities throughout downtown.

Residents and visitors will be able to tour historic downtown properties and businesses while enjoying refreshments and the best of Southwest Louisiana art.

The Art Battle, in which teams of artists compete to create a mural in one hour in front of a live audience, will make its highly anticipated return. Mediums and styles range from ink and brush to traditional oil and acrylic and even graffiti will be used as the audience gets to watch the entire creation process. The audience votes with tip money to choose a winner, whose mural will be featured as public art at Central School.

Due to the popularity of the Art Battle, this year will bring the event's first Student Art Battle, specifically designed for teams of student artists in grades 4th through 8th, and it will take place in front of 1911 Historic City Hall.

Interested artists wishing to participate in Spring Art Walk can download registration forms at www.artsandhumanitiesswla.org.

Maps of participating locations and artists will be available on the Arts Council website in the coming weeks as well as at each venue during the event.

For details on the Spring Art Walk's venues, artists, and activities, visit www.artsandhumanitiesswla.org or call (337) 439-2787.

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