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Arts and Crabs Fest returns Aug. 17

Last Modified: Thursday, July 11, 2013 10:14 AM

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The Arts & Crabs Fest — an event for those age 21 and older — will be 5-8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, in the Lake Charles Civic Center Coliseum.

Fifteen local restaurants will offer crab dishes — mini crab au gratin, crab ceviche, crab gazpacho — and a Louisiana craft brew will complement each one.

A culinary battle will take place, and Acadiana Profiles Magazine will give the winner a two-night stay at the Ritz Carlton in New Orleans.

Live music, an art market, and interactive cultural activities will accompany the event. Music will be provided by Rusty Metoyer & The Zydeco Krush.

A limited number of $25 tickets are available at

Money raised at Arts & Crabs Fest is reinvested into the community through the Arts Council. For more information on the event, call the council at 439-2787.

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