The 9th annual Arts & Crabs fundraiser is set for Saturday, August 18, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the Burton Coliseum, located at 7001 Gulf Hwy, Lake Charles, La. The event celebrates the connection between seafood and culture in the Gulf Coast region. Admission is $30 and $40.

Come taste seafood prepared by local chefs, as well as indulge in complementary craft brew's made right here in Louisiana. Also, the "Best Crab Dish" award will be given out to the best chef, which is determined by the number of tips each chef receives.

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

All funds will "reinvested back into the SWLA community" via "the Arts Council's year-round services and events."

Get more details about sponsorships, and more by calling 337.439.2787, or visit www.artscouncilswla.org.