One of the coolest events ever in Downtown Lake Charles has to be Gallery Promenade. Wear your walking shows, because this event is everywhere at once. This year's Gallery Promenade promises to be huge, since the event ties in with the Lake Charles Sesquicentennial celebration.

Artists from all over the area will have their work on display, and this is a great opportunity to check out some of the work by the fine artists we have here in the lake area. You'll find every kind of artwork imaginable, and maybe a few things you never imagined.

Gallery Promenade is a great place to to some shopping for home decorating ideas or special one-of-a-kind gifts. You'll have plenty of choices when it comes to artwork. The promenade features everything from one-of-a-kind paintings to pottery and decorative art, as well.

Here is a list of the locations. Print it out and take it with you when you attend the promenade.

  • 1911 Historic City Hall (1001 Ryan St.): “150 Years of Lake Charles” historical exhibit, a 16-panel display covering a wide variety of the city’s history (3rd Floor) / “Waterworks, featuring watercolors by Sue Zimmermann, Myra Brown, Marjorie Cormier, Janice Guillot, Jan Kalna, Regina Lee, Amy Miller, Judy Newman, Cookie Phillips, Jan Scharrier, and Deborah Self (2nd Floor) / The Artisans’ Gallery (1st Floor)
  • ALA/Gallery by the Lake (106 W. Pryce St.): Featured artists Nancy Czejkowski and Patsi Prince, with a group showing from SWLArt
  • Art Associates Gallery at Central School (809 Kirby St., Suite 208):“Arti Tini”, an evening of art, music, martinis, and more, celebrating 60 years of service. Features celebrity martini makers, hand-painted arti-tini glasses, and silent art auction, with exhibited works by Lyd Walls and music by Chris Shearman
  • The Art Factory (1753 Common St.): An eclectic show from the artists of The Art Factory: Tracy LeMieux, Chelsea Johnson, Kyrie Berezuk, Cory Duplechain, Rob Younger, and Elizabeth Guinn. Live art demonstrations and gallery talks, Louisiana-themed tablescape, and music by Masson and Yiseul LeMieux
  • Blue Dog Café, Banquet Room (609 Ryan St.): Natalie LeBleu and Alana Young Tezeno
  • The Children’s Museum (327 Broad St.): Students of The Petite Matisse art school, ages 3-11
  • CHRISTUS St. Patrick Health System, 3rd Floor South Atrium (524 Dr. Michael DeBakey Dr.): “Healing Through Art”, featuring works by Heather Arsement, Katherine Petty, Patsi Prince, Catherine King, Sue Zimmermann, Candice Alexander, Clementine Hunter, Vickie Singletary, Frank Thompson, and Eddie Mormon. Music provided by the Lake Charles Symphony from 6-8pm.
  • The Corner Gallery Antiques (2220 Ryan St.): Fred G. Hannie Sr, and more
  • Crying Eagle Brewing Company (1165 E. McNeese St.): “Pistol Bridge Porter” can & tap-handle art unveiling, craft brew samples paired with menu items from The Velvet Pig, and a history of the Calcasieu River Bridge, as told by local historian/author Adley Cormier. Additional art on display by D. Paul Fine Art, and music by Hayden Helms
  • The Frame House Gallery (1640 Ryan St.): Featured artist Robin Jones, with additional works by Chantal H. Fontenot, Carol Saunders, Paul LaVergne, Isa Coleman, Ellen Carter, Nancy Melton, Rhea Gary, and Pat Gallaugher. Music by violinist Caroline Lawrence
  • Luna Live (710 Ryan St.): Live art by Heather Boston, with additional works from Ashlee Bastian, Bernadette Hudson, Nicole Surface, and Mary Williams, with murals by Jeremy Price and a special performance from KC Productions, previewing their upcoming production of “Sweeney Todd”.
  • McNeese State University’s Grand Gallery at Shearman Fine Arts (4205 Ryan St.): Annual Faculty Exhibition, featuring works by Ken Baskin, Cynthia Howes-Baskin, Marty Bee, Meghan Fleming, Jacob Dugas, Heather Ryan Kelley, Lynn Reynolds, Larry Schuh, Lisa Reinauer, and Lewis Temple
  • McNeese State University’s Grand Gallery Mezzanine at Shearman Fine Arts (4205 Ryan St.): Student Art Association exhibition
  • The Paramount Room at Historic Calcasieu Marine Bank (844 Ryan St.): Photography exhibit, featuring the works of Jason Carroll, Chuck Curet, Dorothy Hughes, Brenda LaFleur, Rick Lee, Brice Perrin, Deidra Reed, and Leroy Tademy. Music by the McNeese Drumline at 6:00, 6:30, 7:00, & 7:30
  • Pops and Rockets (104 W. Pujo St.): Jim Ferguson
  • Sloppy’s Downtown (329 Broad St.): Danny & Morgan Allain, Daneisha Davis, and AKA Cosplay and Art
  • Stellar Beans (319 Broad St.): Sarah Bercier, Amanda Gentry, and Hannah Gumbo. Music by Morris Luciani on saxophone, and an appearance from “Black Rose” author Elijah Harmon