The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Foundation (LAWFF) will hold the Whooping Crane Art Show exhibit, presented by Raising Cane’s, at Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) headquarters in Baton Rouge February 18-27. The exhibit, to benefit LDWF’s Whooping Crane Project, will be in the Joe Herring Louisiana Room and open to the public.

LAWFF uses money for the project to help in research and monitoring of the whooping crane population. LDWF began the project to re-establish whooping cranes in Louisiana in 2011. It marked a significant conservation milestone with the first wild whooping cranes back in Louisiana since 1950.

The project’s primary goal is to establish a self-sustaining whooping crane population in and around the White Lake Wetlands Conservation Area in southwest Louisiana.

The exhibit will feature art from LAWFF’s Whooping Crane Art Contest, where adult and student artists submitted pieces for judging. The top three paintings in the adult and student divisions will be on display at the exhibit along with all entries.

Public exhibit dates will be on February 18 and 25 from 1-6 p.m., and February 19-23 and 26-27 from 8 a.m.-7 p.m.

The exhibit kickoff reception will be held February 18 from 2-4 p.m. and is open to the public.

There is no admission fee for the exhibit. LDWF’s headquarters are located at 2000 Quail Drive in Baton Rouge. Some of the art will be available for purchase. To see art submissions go to

For more information, call 225-765-5100 or go to