On Saturday, October 25th, ArtsFest returns to engage area children in a free arts festival from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Lake Charles Civic Center’s Exhibition Hall. This event is hosted annually by the Arts Council of SWLA and the City of Lake Charles, and it encourages creative expression through hands-on art projects.

Local organizations and businesses will host booths where children can create fun and creative pieces of art that educate them on the 2014 theme of monuments and landmarks from the Great Pyramids of Giza to the Washington Monument. Children can take home all of their art projects which cover a wide range of mediums including painting, drawing, sculpture, and crafts.

ArtsFest will also showcase live music, face painting, the wildly popular one-on-one pottery lessons, and performances by Lake Charles Dance Academy and Young Band Nation. In the spirit of Halloween, children who come dressed in their Halloween costume will receive a treat.

ArtsFest is sponsored by the City of Lake Charles, Arts Council of SWLA, Magnolia LNG, Union Pacific, Office of Cultural Development, Parker Brand Creative, and FOX29/Lake Charles CW. For more information about ArtsFest, call the Arts Council office at (337) 439-2787 or visit www.artscouncilswla.org.