Museums & Galleries

Enjoy the wide variety of Arts throughout all the Southwest Louisiana museums and galleries.
*Indicates venue is located within a Cultural District

*1911 Historic City Hall Arts & Cultural Center
This historic city hall is now an arts center with three floors of rotating exhibits by national and local artists.
City of Lake Charles
1001 Ryan Street
Lake Charles, Louisiana
Hours: M-F 10am-5pm; Sat 10am-2pm
Admission: Free

Abercrombie Gallery, Mcneese State University
A university gallery that regularly features works by McNeese faculty and students.
4205 Ryan Street
Shearman Fine Arts Center, Room 125
Lake Charles, LA 70605
Admission: Free

*Alexander Art Studio
An extensive gallery featuring original art pieces, prints, and apparel by Candice Alexander. Also features works by local artists.
Historic Charleston Hotel
900 Ryan Street, #102
Lake Charles, LA 70601
Hours: M-F 10am-6pm
Admission: Free

*Art Associates Gallery
Free art gallery that rotates six week exhibits from local, regional, and national artists.
Central School Arts & Humanities Center
809 Kirby Street, Suite 208
Lake Charles, LA 70601
Hours: M-F 9am-5pm
Admission: Free

Art duLac
Pujo St. Café
901 Ryan St. Lake Charles, LA
Mon-Fri 11am-9:30 pm Sat noon-9:30 PM
Year Around

Art Gallery & Studio / Art Sanctuary
A gallery and art space in Moss Bluff.
583 Santa Ana Drive
Lake Charles, LA 70611
Hours: By appointment only
Admission: Please Call

*Arts and Humanities Council of Southwest Louisiana
The umbrella organization that helps support local Arts organizations and cultural initiatives in the five parish region.
Central School Arts & Humanities Center
809 Kirby Street, Suite 202
Lake Charles, LA 70601
Hours: M-F 9am-5pm
Admission: Free

*Associated Louisiana Artists / Gallery by the Lake
A local nonprofit artist co-op with a gallery and creative center for classes and workshops.
106 W. Pryce Street
Lake Charles, LA 70601
Hours: M-F 12pm-5pm, Sat 10am-2pm
Admission: Free

Betsy’s Frames By Design
Offers custom framing, shadowboxes, canvas stretching, and more.
4423 Lake Street
Lake Charles, LA 70605
Hours: M-F 10am-5:30pm
Admission: Please Call

*Black Heritage Gallery
A gallery that exhibits works by local and regional artists to showcase the achievements and impact of the African American community in SWLA.
Central School Arts & Humanities Center
809 Kirby Street, Suite 207
Lake Charles, LA 70601
Hours: M-F 9am-5pm
Admission: Free

*The Children’s Museum
An interactive children’s museum with three floors. Offers art and craft workshops as well as group tours.
327 Broad Street
Lake Charles, LA 70601
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
Houses an extensive collection of Louisiana artists and handmade jewlery. Offers custom framing services.
1640 Ryan Street
Lake Charles, LA 70601
Hours: M-F 9:30am-5pm, Sat by appointment only
Admission: Free

The Harrington Gallery
Features original art pieces and limited editions by Louisiana artists.
210 Tamarack Street
Sulphur, LA 70663
Hours: M-F 10am-5pm
Admission: Free

Henning Cultural Center / Brimstone Museum
Operating as both an art space and a museum, these two facilities house rotating art exhibits and historical information on Southwest Louisiana.
923 Ruth Street
Sulphur, LA 70663
Hours: M-F 10am-5pm
Admission: Free

Imperial Calcasieu Museum
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.
204 W. Sallier Street
Lake Charles, LA 70601
Hours: Tuesday-Sat 10am-5pm
Admission: $5 for adults, $2 for children and seniors

*The Louisiana Market
A cottage shop with an array of Louisiana themed products as well as gourmet coffee and local artwork.
2710 Hodges Street
Lake Charles, LA 70601
Hours: Tues-Fri 10am-5pm, Sat 10am-4pm
Admission: Free

Louviere Fine Arts
Home to a large collection of works by Elton Louviere.
222-B Highway 171
Moss Bluff, LA 70611
Hours: Please Call
Admission: Free

*Mardi Gras Museum of Imperial Calcasieu
The largest collection of Mardi Gras memorabilia in the nation with extensive displays of past costumes from krewe roylaty with interactive exhibits of how Mardi Gras is produced each year. Group tours available.
Central School Arts & Humanities Center
809 Kirby Street, Suite 225
Lake Charles, LA 70601
Hours: Tues-Fri 1pm-5pm
Admission: $3 for adults, $2 for children

*Stellar Beans Coffee House & Edibles
A downtown coffee shop that exhibits rotating works by local artists, hosts live music, and offers workshops, classes, and art events.
319 Broad Street
Lake Charles, LA 70601
Hours: M-W 7am-3pm, Thur-Sat 7am-9pm
Admission: Free

*Studio 347
A local artist co-op that holds classes, workshops, and holds regular group exhibits. Memberships available.
Central School Arts & Humanities Center
809 Kirby Street, Suite 347
Lake Charles, LA 70601

USS Orleck Naval Museum
Historic Naval museum featuring the USS Orleck DD886 WWII destroyer which served during the close of WWII through the Vietnam era. Hours:Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.-3 p.m.Sat. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday closed for private functions.
604 N. Enterprise Blvd.
Lake Charles, LA 70601
Phone: (337) 214-7447

Zigler Art Museum
An art museum whose collection surveys and celebrates the development of visual art in Louisiana. Its objects span several hundred years and range from early folk paintings, to native craft, to contemporary painting and sculpture. Also features temporary exhibitions of work by local and national artists.

154 North Main Street
Jennings, LA 70546
Hours: M-Sat 10 am-4pm
Admission: $5.00 for adults, $4.00 for seniors, $2.00 for children 6 and up, Free for children 5 and under, Free for members