Sunset at Prien Lake Park

Sunset at Prien Lake Park

Friday, August 9, 2013

The Green Pea, Lake Arthur, LA

Lake Arthur is one of my favorite little Louisiana towns. I’ve been there several times: to kayak, take the boys to the beach, or simply for an ice cream cone. I LOVE the LA Regatta Restaurant. Eric and I enjoyed a delightful lunch there, then had ice cream for dessert at Sugar Chic, a sweet bakery/ice cream shop. You can read about the time I took my sons and a friend to Lake Arthur here (FYI: LA Scoops is now closed) and the time I went on a night paddle in Lake Arthur here.

When I was asked to write a story on a little art studio in Lake Arthur this week, I jumped at the chance to head southeast to this quaint village nestled on the Mermentou River.

Chris Zaunbrecher opened The Green Pea four years ago. It was a live-long dream of hers come true. In her quaint boutique-style studio, she teaches art classes, hosts birthday parties and art camps for kids, and encourages timid painters to draw out their creative natures and express themselves. She also teaches art at Moss Bluff Middle School.

To learn more about Chris and The Green Pea, find the studio on Facebook and read my story in the August 15th issue of The Louisiana Jam.


Linda DeRouen, resident of Lake Arthur said...

Angie, did you realize that Lake Arthur has a new "boutique" hotel right on the main street.On your next visit to our community, take the tour and you will be impressed with it's charm and it's owners, Bobby and Roberta Palermo!

Angie said...

Linda, I did read about that hotel and would love to see it.