December 13, 2019
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Arts & Crabs 2019

August 17 @ 10:00 pm - August 18 @ 1:00 am

The Arts Council of SWLA is proud to announce that the 10th annual Arts & Crabs fundraiser event will take place on Saturday, August 17th, 5pm-8pm, at the Burton Coliseum. Arts & Crabs celebrates the ties between our seafood and culture – the region’s greatest national assets.

Attendees sample from an extensive tasting featuring the best local chefs, each preparing a unique seafood dish representative of their cuisine’s styles. Louisiana craft brew samples are offered as complementary pairings to all dishes. Chefs battle in the annual crab dish contest, with one “People’s Choice” winner being chosen by the attendees in a popular vote, and an additional first place “Best Crab Dish” chosen by a judging panel.

Arts & Crabs, recognized as a “Top 20 Event in the Southeast” for seven years in a row by the Southeast Tourism Society, will showcase live Louisiana music, art demonstrations, and an extensive art market.

Funds raised at Arts & Crabs are reinvested back into the SWLA community through the Arts Council’s year-round services and events.

Arts & Crabs is sponsored by the Arts Council of SWLA, Lake Charles/SWLA Convention & Visitors Bureau, ASI Office Systems, Automotive Alignment & Brake Service, Burton Complex, Chris Gaudet State Farm, Coca-Cola, CSE Credit Union, Deep South Productions, Digikast Captive Media Solutions, Erdace Companies, Fox 29, Image 360 Lake Charles, Knight Media, Inc., KPLC, L’Auberge Lake Charles, the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Louisiana Lottery, the Louisiana Seafood Association, Parker Brand Creative Services, Reed Mendelson Ameriprise Financial, Southwest Beverage, Stevens & Guilbeaux Financial Consulting Group, and Thrive Magazine.

For more details, call (337) 439-2787, or visit


August 17 @ 10:00 pm
August 18 @ 1:00 am


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