Thursday, April 18, 2024

Art, Music, Quilts, Reiki, Chakra, and Lots of Fun: 2024 Artwalk Season Kicks Off

by BIZ Magazine

Art enthusiasts, music lovers, and culture seekers, rejoice! The much-anticipated Artwalk 2024 season is finally upon us, promising an evening filled with creativity, entertainment, and community spirit. Hosted by the Downtown Development Authority, Artwalk is a beloved monthly event that brings together local artists, musicians, and vendors to showcase their talents and wares, creating a vibrant atmosphere in downtown Shreveport.

Scheduled for the first Wednesday of each month, the kickoff event for Artwalk 2024 will take place on April 3rd from 5 to 8 pm. Best of all, it’s entirely free – a generous gift from the Downtown Development Authority to the community. Whether you’re a seasoned Artwalk attendee or a first-time visitor, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Artwalk offers a diverse array of attractions and activities, ensuring there’s never a dull moment. From meeting talented local artists and witnessing their creative process to purchasing unique artworks and exploring downtown’s architectural gems, the possibilities are endless.

One of the highlights of Artwalk 2024 is the live music that permeates the streets, adding rhythm and energy to the evening. As you wander through downtown, you’ll encounter various food and drink options to tantalize your taste buds, complementing the sensory experience of the event.

For those eager to dive deeper into the artistic realm, participating stops along the Artwalk route offer a treasure trove of delights. Here are some notable highlights:

  • Artspace (708 Texas Street): Featuring the Red River Quilters Art Quilt Group, showcasing their intricate slice quilt titled “A Scenic Slice of Shreveport,” capturing the essence of downtown. Additionally, local artists such as Joan Nerrettig (Red River Relics) will be showcasing their work.
  • The Lofts @ 624 (624 Texas Street): Expect the unexpected with Katy Larsen (Agora Borealis), promising to make “something cool happen.” Tracey Justice will offer reiki sessions and chakra balancing for those seeking holistic wellness.
  • Pop N Pizza (500 Texas Street): Indulge in delicious pizza while marveling at Kaye Johnson’s mesmerizing gemstone wire trees, a unique fusion of art and craftsmanship.
  • The Noble Savage (417 Texas Street): Enjoy pop-up art installations, live music starting at 7 pm, and mouthwatering specials like the chicken parm dinner and $5 green tea shots.
  • Uneeda Lofts (711 Milam): Prepare to be dazzled by a multitude of talents, including live hair and makeup demonstrations, jewelry showcases, live singing performances, photography exhibitions, and much more.

With so much to see, do, and experience, Artwalk 2024 promises to be an unforgettable evening of artistic exploration and community celebration. So lace up your comfortable shoes, don your favorite sweater, and embark on a journey through downtown Shreveport’s cultural landscape.

For the latest updates and additional information about Artwalk 2024, visit www.downtownshreveport.com/artwalk or follow Downtown Shreveport Artwalk on Facebook.

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