Gallery Promenade, the Arts Council of SWLA’s annual gallery and museum showcase, returns Friday, September 30th, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., and this year, select galleries and art spaces from across Lake Charles and Sulphur will open their doors for an extensive and cooperative art tour that features the area’s current exhibits and local artists.
Gallery Promenade draws residents and visitors into galleries and museums to help boost the public’s awareness of the businesses that work daily to promote the local art scene. Gallery Promenade is a celebratory event that encourages the public to travel from gallery to gallery for a comprehensive and interactive experience of the diversity of Southwest Louisiana’s art and the many artists and art spaces that are further developing the region’s cultural economy.
Gallery Promenade is presented annually by the Arts Council of SWLA and is sponsored by the City of Lake Charles, Union Pacific Foundation, and ASI Office Systems. For details, email email@example.com or call the Arts Council at 337-439-2787.
Participating venues and featured artists (stay tuned as more stops are added!):
|1) The Frame House Gallery (1640 Ryan St) – “Expressionistic Splash of Color”, featuring Ted Bertrand, Mickey Asche, Pat Gallaugher
**Food: Pecan Truffles by What’s Up Buttercup / Pimento Cheese Bake by Patsy Manuel / Lump Crab Spinach by Helen Page, Pralines by Debbie Stutes of Sweet D’s
|2) 121 Artisan Bistro (121 Dr. Michael DeBakey Dr) – Julie Dallas, Dwayne Derouen, Andrea Marcantel
**Food/drink specials: Complementary wine sample, plus 1 free appetizer or 10% off dine-in tickets (excluding alcohol and gift cards)
|3) The Common House (1021 Common St) – Ogden Myers
**A ‘common space’ for those of like minds to gather & participate creatively in mind, body, and spirit.
|4) 1911 Historic City Hall (1001 Ryan St) – “Modern Twist: Japanese Bamboo Art” / “Small Worlds” by Lacey Stinson / Artisan’s Gallery exhibit|
|5) Pujo St. Cafe (901 Ryan St) – Julie Groth, Steve Wheatley, Jonathon Nott, Katherine Petty, Jody Brierty, Kevin Leveque, Greta Painter, Jamar Simien, Lydia Farquar
**Food Specials: Filet Gracieux, $26.50 (8 oz filet paired with red wine butter sauce, served with sauteed veggies and topped with herb roasted tomato) / Dessert: Pumpkin Cheesecake, $5 / Cocktail: Lily of the Bayou, $5
|6) Stellar Beans (319 Broad St) – Tademy Photography
**Food Specials: Sweet Potato and Andouille Sausage Soup / Black Chai / Pumpkin Spice Stellar iced coffee
|7) Luna Live (710 Ryan St) – Daneisha Davis, Christella Frelow, Christopher Huff, Heidi Perez, Jeremy Price
|8) Blue Dog Cafe (609 Ryan St) – Marisa Getz, Lydia Walls, Debbie Wilfer
|9) Haute Couture Salon (601 Ryan St) – O.M. Photography, Angela Hoff and Haute Couture staff, John Whaley Jr., Heather Arsement
**Live artwork on models, Wine table, Giveaways, and Model & Audience Photoshoot
|10) Gallery by the Lake (106 W. Pryce St) – “Above and Beyond”, with featured photographer Tim Fontenot / students of Sue Zimmermann’s advanced watercolor class|
|11) Art Associates Gallery, Central School (809 Kirby St) – “Louisiana…Coming Home” by Gail Shelton|
|12) Black Heritage Gallery, Central School (809 Kirby St) – Kevin Lemelle|
|13) Law Office of David Williams (827 Pujo St) – Jasmine Patterson|
|14) The Sloppy Taco (2500 Kirkman St) – Danny & Morgan Allain
**Menu: Avocado-Shrimp Nachos, Sloppy Taco, Al Pastor Taco, Fish Taco
|15) The Art Factory (1753 Common St) – Tracy Lemieux, Jason Machulski, Jeannie Thibodeaux
|16) Abercrombie Gallery, Shearman Fine Arts Center, McNeese (4205 Ryan St) – “Art Est Bon”, featuring the works of MSU Visual Arts students (Exhibit runs through October 7)|
|17) Grand Gallery, Shearman Fine Arts Annex, McNeese (4205 Ryan St) – Annual Faculty Exhibition featuring Cynthia Baskin, Kenneth Baskin, Martin Bee, Meghan Fleming, Heather Ryan Kelley, Casey Read, Lisa Reinauer, Lynn Reynolds, Larry Schuh, Lewis Temple, Samantha VanDeman, and Gerry Wubben (Runs through December 8)|
|18) Harrington Gallery (210 Tamarack St, Sulphur) – Portraiture by Jill Whatley
**Food: “Frutas Frescas” – fresh fruit party trays with a zing!
**Entertainment: Live music by members of the F.G. Bulber Youth Orchestra and Jazz in the Arts
|19) Flock of Five Gift & Art Emporium (217 E. Thomas St, Sulphur) – 53 local artisans & vendors, including photography, paintings, candles, soaps, jewelry, woodworking, and Louisiana art