The Black Heritage Gallery, a project of Black Heritage Festival of Louisiana, Inc. opened on June 28, 2001 with a grant from the Junior League of Lake Charles, Inc. In February 2008, Lt. Governor Mitch Landrieu announced the gallery as one of the 26 initial sites on Louisiana’s African-American Trail. The first project was the “The Negro League Baseball Exhibit,” a vision of Stella Brown Miller and Frankie Johnson Lane.
The gallery provides African-American artists and small businesses the opportunity to showcase their art and their businesses. The gallery’s Opening Receptions are the first Friday of February, April, June, August, October and December from 5:30pm – 8:00pm and is free to the public. The gallery is currently located at Central School for the Arts and Humanities, 809 Kirby Street, Lake Charles, LA.