Sunday, May 26, 2024

Downtown Shreveport Artwalk Takes June by Storm with 20+ Artists, Tours, Music & More

by BIZ Magazine

What do donuts, music, hot chicken sandwiches, Sangria specials, tours of beautiful apartments, a history talk, and Shreveport’s multi cultural roots have to do with art? Quite a bit if it’s the Downtown Shreveport Artwalk! The Artwalk returns on Wednesday, June 7, 5-8 pm with more than 20 artists at seven easy-to-acess locations. Stroll to Dripp Donuts- 421 Market Street, The Standard Apartments-509 Market Street, Bailey Gallery-214 Texas Street, Remington Hotel Suites and Spa-220 Travis Street, The Spring Street Museum-525 Spring Street, and the Multi-Cultural Center of the South, 520 Spring Street, and end your evening at The Noble Savage- 417 Texas Street.

Along the way, shop for handmade jewelry, paintings, one of a kind cards, woodworks, fascinator hats, garden art and more. Be sture to stop at each location to see what the artists there have created.

June artists include: Marijo Brown, Mila Paige Jewelry, Connie Helaire Eaton, Dawn Ash, Brittainy Williams, Debbie Arbs Rickards, Isabelle De Joya Vea, Moonlit Artisans, Jazmine Wright, Maggie Molisee, Randall Douglas Robertson Sr., Uriah Joseph Oxford, Nicola Medley Ballard & Qean L Ballard, Taylor Griffin, Yolanda Barnes, Icandy Jewels, Marsadez Allen, Tobby Smith, Syreeta Johnson, Aidan McFarland & Betsy Levels.

Enjoy other treats along your walk, including: sourdough donuts, coffe, and hot chicken sandwiches at Dripp Donuts, apartment tours beginning at 5 pm at The Standard, tall glasses of chilled & fruity Sangria at Remington Suites Hotel and Spa, the story of the recent Calanthean Temple archeological dig at Spring Street Museum, a tour of the ethnicities and backgrounds that make up Shreveport at the Multi Cultural Center, and live music, food and beverage to top your evening off at The Noble Savage.

All the locations are family friendly and the Artwalk is free to attend. Begin your artwalk at any of the locations on the route and go backwards, forwards or sideways, at your own pace. On street metered parking is free beginning at 5 pm. Lots of parking is available on Commerce Street and in the 200 block of Milam Street, too.

For more information and a map of the artwalk locations, go to www.downtownshreveport.com/artwalk

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