Experience the art spaces that collectively make up our cultural community with your own customized tour of Lake Area museums and galleries. Remember, original art is sold tax-free in the Charlestown and Cottage Shops Cultural Districts!

*Indicates venue is located within a Cultural District

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*1911 Historic City Hall Arts & Cultural Center 1001 Ryan Street Lake Charles, Louisiana This historic city hall is now an arts center with three floors of rotating exhibits by national and local artists. Hours: M-F 10am-5pm; Sat 10am-2pm Admission: Free
Abercrombie Gallery, Mcneese State University 4205 Ryan Street Shearman Fine Arts Center, Room 125 Lake Charles, LA 70605 A university gallery that regularly features works by McNeese faculty and students. Hours: Please call Admission: Free
*Alexander Art Studio Historic Charleston Hotel 900 Ryan Street, #102 Lake Charles, LA 70601 An extensive gallery featuring original art pieces, prints, and apparel by Candice Alexander.  Also features works by local artists. Hours: M-F 10am-6pm Admission: Free
*Art Associates Gallery Central School Arts & Humanities Center 809 Kirby Street, Suite 208 Lake Charles, LA 70601 Free art gallery that rotates six week exhibits from local, regional, and national artists. Hours: M-F 9am-5pm Admission: Free
Art Gallery & Studio / Art Sanctuary 583 Santa Ana Drive Lake Charles, LA 70611 A gallery and art space in Moss Bluff. Hours: By appointment only Admission: Please Call 337-244-3354
*Arts and Humanities Council of Southwest Louisiana Central School Arts & Humanities Center 809 Kirby Street, Suite 202 Lake Charles, LA 70601 The umbrella organization that helps support local Arts organizations and cultural initiatives in the five parish region.  Hours: M-F 9am-5pm Admission: Free
*The Art Shop 706 Ryan Street Lake Charles, LA 70601 Exhibits and sells artwork at affordable prices, and also offers bike rentals Hours: Please Call 337-564-6403 Admission: Free
*Associated Louisiana Artists / Gallery by the Lake 106 W Lawrence St Lake Charles, LA 70601 A local nonprofit artist co-op with a gallery and creative center for classes and workshops. Hours:  M-F 12pm-5pm, Sat 10am-2pm Admission: Free
Betsy’s Frames By Design 4423 Lake Street Lake Charles, LA 70605 Offers custom framing, shadowboxes, canvas stretching, and more.  Hours: M-F 10am-5:30pm Admission: Please Call 337-474-8191
*Black Heritage Gallery Central School Arts & Humanities Center 809 Kirby Street, Suite 207 Lake Charles, LA 70601 A gallery that exhibits works by local and regional artists to showcase the achievements and impact of the African American community in SWLA.  Hours: M-F 9am-5pm Admission: Free
*The Children’s Museum 327 Broad Street Lake Charles, LA 70601 An interactive children’s museum with three floors.  Offers art and craft workshops as well as group tours. Hours: M-Sat 10am-5pm Admission: $7.50 Adults and Children, $5.75 Seniors, $6.75 active military, free for children under 2 years old.
The Frame House and Gallery 1640 Ryan Street Lake Charles, LA 70601 Houses an extensive collection of Louisiana artists and handmade jewlery. Offers custom framing services. Hours:  M-F 9:30am-5pm, Sat by appointment only Admission: Free
The Harrington Gallery 210 Tamarack Street Sulphur, LA 70663 Features original art pieces and limited editions by Louisiana artists. Hours: M-F 10am-5pm Admission: Free
Henning Cultural Center / Brimstone Museum 923 Ruth Street Sulphur, LA 70663 Operating as both an art space and a museum, these two facilities house rotating art exhibits and historical information on Southwest Louisiana. Hours: M-F 10am-5pm Admission: Free
Imperial Calcasieu Museum 204 W. Sallier Street Lake Charles, LA 70601 This museum features extensive displays of area historical artifacts and an impressive collection of Audubon prints.  The two galleries exhibit traveling exhibitions as well as originally designed exhibits.   Hours:  Tuesday-Sat 10am-5pm Admission: $5 for adults, $2 for children and seniors
*Jon Margeaux 2706 Hodges Street Lake Charles, LA 70601 A Cottage Shop offering works from local artists and many one-of-a-kind Jon Margeaux giftware.   Hours: Please call 337-433-9722 Admission: Free
*The Louisiana Market 2710 Hodges Street Lake Charles, LA 70601 A cottage shop with an array of Louisiana themed products as well as gourmet coffee and local artwork. Hours:  Tues-Fri 10am-5pm, Sat 10am-4pm Admission: Free
Louviere Fine Arts 222-B Highway 171 Moss Bluff, LA 70611 Home to a large collection of works by Elton Louviere. Hours: Please Call 337-855-9275 Admission: Free
*Mardi Gras Museum of Imperial Calcasieu Central School Arts & Humanities Center 809 Kirby Street, Suite 225 Lake Charles, LA 70601 The largest collection of Mardi Gras memorabilia in the nation with extensive displays of past costumes from krewe royalty with interactive exhibits of how Mardi Gras is produced each year. Group tours available. Hours: Tues-Fri 1pm-5pm Admission: $3 for adults, $2 for children
*Stellar Beans Coffee House & Edibles 319 Broad Street Lake Charles, LA 70601 A downtown coffee shop that exhibits rotating works by local artists, hosts live music, and offers workshops, classes, and art events. Hours: M-W 7am-3pm, Thur-Sat 7am-9pm Admission: Free
*Studio 347 Central School Arts & Humanities Center 809 Kirby Street, Suite 347 Lake Charles, LA 70601 A local artist co-op that holds classes, workshops, and holds regular group exhibits. Memberships available. Hours: Please Call 337-802-9668
Zigler Art Museum 411 Clara Street Jennings, LA 70546 Shows over six centuries of European and American art with an emphasis on Louisiana art. Hours:  M-Sat 10am-4pm, Sun 2pm-4pm Admission: $2 for Adults, $1 for students, free for teachers Phone #: 337-824-0114