On Saturday, October 24th, 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. Children can take home all of their art projects which cover a wide range of mediums including painting, drawing, sculpture, and crafts.

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.