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  Gallery by the Lake

Get Ready for Artists Opportunities Every 2nd Saturday, check below for detail and to sign up on line!!!! 


Tickets are now available for our annual fundraiser, the Affaire d'Art!

This event includes a dinner for two, after which you get to take home a piece of art valued $150 or more!

For more information, along with how to buy a ticket, please visit the event page linked HERE.

You could even win this piece below, by Vera Taylor!



The Grand Prize Winner is Rick Erbach with "Feeding Time in the Nest"

See all 48 photographs at the Creative Arts Center, Gallery By The Lake, 106 W. Pryce St., Lake Charles, LA.

Co-hosted by Gallery By The Lake & Gulf Coast Bird Club

Event sponsored by Grosse Savanne Eco-Tours

Watercolor Wonderland Cards

For our upcoming 2nd Saturday art experience, join award winning Texas Watercolorist, Bridgett Hebert Vallery for “Watercolor Winter Wonderland Workshop “. No painting or drawing experience necessary - it will be easy and so much fun. Bridgett will provide the templates, stamps, graphite paper, to make your card design. You will leave the workshop with several holiday cards to send to friends and relatives.

Click on THIS LINK to find out more or sign up!

As we are partnered with Blick, we must disclose that we, the Gallery By The Lake, receive small compensation on each sponsored sale thru Blick.

Get Art materials at best price from  Blick. Blick will match the price If you find a lower advertised price. Blick stocks more than 80,000 products in its warehouse, and offers nearly 15,000 factory-direct items.

2nd Saturdays Art Experiences

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If you wish to register for any gallery event off line, you can contact the gallery at

337-436-1008 or mail your check to

Gallery by the Lake, 106 W. Pryce Street, Lake Charles, LA 70601

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Captured moments of "Painting Holiday Cards Workshop"

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Upcoming events

    • 13 Oct 2019
    • 23 Nov 2019
    • Gallery By The Lake, 106. W. Pryce St., Lake Charles, LA 70605


    As South Louisiana is known as a bird-watching hot spot, Gallery by the Lake and Gulf Coast Bird Club Bird are hosting a national bird photography competition, now open online at callforentry.org.  Photographers are encouraged to enter bird photographs in categories of Birds in Flight, A Teaching Moment and Fine Art.  Entry fee is $35 for 3 photos and must be submitted by September 1st. Full show for accepted photos is October 13.  Multiple awards will be given.

    The competition is co-sponsored by Gross Savanne Eco Tours and Southwest Louisiana Convention and Visitors Bureau.

    You must sign up through CALLFORENTRY.ORG


    Interested in witnessing and taking photographs of birds?

    Want to do so while also with a group of experienced birdwatchers?

    Then you may want to look into the Yellow Rails And Rice Festival!

    Visit their website, https://www.yellowrailsandrice.com/, for more info.

    The festival for 2019 begins Wednesday October 30th.

    • 11 Jan 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

    Instructor: Patsy Zwhalen 

    Payment: Non-members $35/Members $30

    Location:  Central School, 326 Pujo St, Lake Charles, LA, Room 312 

    Will lead the class in constructing Bon Temps(Good times) Mardi Gras Wreaths for your home. 

    Supply list to follow.

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Supported by a grant from the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development , Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council as administered by the Arts Council of SWLA.




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