Tag: public art

Huntin’ Gators on the Geaux: The Phoenix Building Gator

This Gator on the Geaux sits in the balcony of The Phoenix Building at 949 Ryan Street in downtown Lake Charles. We wish we could have gotten closer view! Although we don’t know his official name or the artist behind him (comment below if you do!), he is decked out in a tux and looking Read More

Huntin’ Gators on the Geaux: Ed Drew Gator

  This Gator on the Geaux was an interesting find for us because we had no clue who H.C. Drew was until we did a bit of research. Harrison C. Drew was a businessman and state senator at the end of the 19th century who upon his death left half of his estate to provide Read More

Huntin’ Gators on the Geaux: Rita

This gorgeous piece of artwork displays some of the devastation of Hurricane Rita in 2005. What appears to be newspaper articles adorn her chest, and there are scenes such as damaged power lines on her back. She sits on the porch of a local law firm at 3006 Country Club Road in Lake Charles. The artists Read More

Huntin’ Gators on the Geaux: Dave McCarty’s LSU Gator

  We are so excited about this Gator on the Geaux because we were able to talk with the man behind the Gator, Dave McCarty! He owns the insurance office where the Gator stands and just so happened to be inside the Sunday we stopped by to take our pictures. He told us the Gator Read More

Huntin’ Gators on the Geaux: Cajun Country Gator

Another Gator on the Geaux down! This work of art can be found in the Lake Charles Civic Center right when you walk into the front entrance. Perfectly named “Cajun Country Gator,” this one features just about everything that we love about the Lake Charles area from the beautiful skyline to the nature surrounding the Read More

Pelicans on Parade #3: Oak Tree & Spanish Moss

So after finding the first two Pelicans, we started driving around looking for more. It didn’t take long before we spotted this beautiful piece on St. Mary Boulevard in front of a Coldwell Banker office. We didn’t want to disturb the landscaping around it, so I just leaned over for the pic!       Read More

Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau: Stop #4!

Just past Gumbeaux Gator stands this large cutout of Louisiana that we, of course, had to take pictures in front of! We were just planning on including them in the post about the SWLA Convention & Visitors Bureau until I stumbled upon this picture of my mom while looking through a box of old photographs, Read More

Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau: Stop #3 Gumbeaux Gator!

Does he still exist? Just outside of the Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau is a beautiful topiary of the legendary Gumbeaux Gator. Lexi had never even heard of him, so we saw the topiary as a flashback to my childhood. Then lo and behold Lexi goes to the ReALLIEty Challenge, and they annouce that Gumbeaux Gator is in the Read More

Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau: Stop #2 & Gator on the Geaux “Clotile”

We were super excited to find the beautiful Clotile inside the Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau! As our fourth Gator on the Geaux to feature, Clotile is definitely a Lake Charles treasure. The people of SWLA even had a hand in naming her, and I love that they chose a Cajun name! We were Read More

Huntin’ Gators on the Geaux #3: Jesta-Gator

I’m really excited to share the story behind finding this Gator on the Geaux! JestaGator is hanging out just outside the door of Dr. Lee Monlezun, Jr. at 801 Bayou Pines West, right off Lake Street. We found him the night mom and I teamed up with Myron and Jacob to do some nighttime gator Read More

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