Tuesday, July 23, 2024

Enjoy the Art, Donuts, History, & Music of the September Downtown Shreveport Artwalk

by BIZ Magazine

As we head into the long Labor Day weekend, one thing is certain. Artwalk is coming! The first Wednesday Downtown Shreveport Artwalk is Sept. 6 from 5-8 pm. It combines the best of the ‘F’s- Free, Family-friendly and Fun!

The monthly Downtown Development Authority Artwalks give folks the opportunity to meet local artists and see and shop local art, learn about downtown history and architecture with the History in 5 talk and Sketch the City with architect Mischa Farrell, enjoy touring a variety of buildings that have been rehabbed as restaurants, offices, residential and attractions, to experience live music and various food and drink options and to enjoy a safe and entertaining three hours of exploring downtown Shreveport.

Artwalk has no starting place or stopping point, where you start and the direction you take is up to you! You can find a map to guide you at www.downtownshreveport.com/artwalk.

This month, Artwalkers can stroll or ride in air-conditioned buses to:

  • Dripp Donuts| 421 Market St.| Here you will find the donuts of your dreams, a date with a Dripp Hot Chicken Sandwich & Pop Up Artists A’ La Carde Studios and author Mary Dumars. A’ La Carde will also have a hands-on art project to try.
  • The Standard 509 | 509 Market St. |Tour the beautiful former Commercial National Bank Building, which is now luxury apartments. Pop Up Artists are jewelry by Syreeta Johnson and photography by 318Studio.
  • Bailey Gallery | 214 Texas St.| The hanging exhibit is art by Christine Bailey, Jerry Wray & Gwen Northsworthy. Pop Up Artists include Anna Marie Fausto, Red River Relics, Yolanda Barnes, Julie Metz, Nicola and Qean Ballard, Chang Liu, Crescent Creations, Southern Blue Art Studio and Michael Lee.
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  • Remington Hotel Suites & Spa | 220 Travis St. | Lobby bar specials! Pop Up Artists are Betsy Levels, Connie Eaton, Mila Paige Jewelry, Dawn Ash, Marijo Brown, Star Williams.
  • Stray Cat Bar| 222 Travis St. | Stray Cat will feature the exhibit opening of Reflections by E.D. Stewart. There will be hors d’oeuvres & wine tasting from 5 pm to 9 pm. 21+ please.
  • Spring Street Museum | 525 Spring St.| Enjoy the history exhibits and take a look at some of the Victorian mourning rituals just in time for the 15oth Yellow Fever commemoration. Artist Randy Robertson will be showing his handmade wooden keepsake boxes.
  • The Noble Savage| 417 Texas St. | Featuring Pop Up artists Moonlit Artisans, Maggie Molisee, and Corks and Baubles. Enjoy TNS’ full line of food and beverage and live music that begins at 8 pm.

Our thanks to Centenary College for partnering on the artwalk! Their air-conditioned bus will be making the artwalk loop. IShuttle will join us, too, giving Artwalkers two free options for staying cool during the evening.

The location of History in Five at 7:20 pm and Sketch the City at 7:35 are TBD. Check back at www.downtownshreveport.com/artwalk or on Facebook at Downtown Shreveport Artwalk.

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