Thursday, July 18, 2024

Celebrate Art, Music, and More at the June Downtown Shreveport Artwalk

by BIZ Magazine

SHREVEPORT, LA — Get ready for an evening filled with art, music, and community at the Downtown Shreveport Artwalk on Wednesday, June 5th, from 5 PM to 8 PM. This free event, organized by the Downtown Development Authority (DDA), offers a vibrant mix of local artistry, live demonstrations, and special events. Centered around the 400-block area of Texas and Marshall Streets, the June Artwalk promises a delightful experience for all attendees.

Highlights of the June Artwalk

Robert Trudeau’s Downtown Tells at Huddie Ledbetter’s Statue

  • Interactive Performance: Robert Trudeau will lead a session encouraging audience participation in shuffle dance, hand percussion, and sing-alongs. Don’t miss this engaging performance that brings music history to life.

Sketch the City with Mischa Farrell

  • Art Session: At 6 PM, join Mischa Farrell for an interactive sketching session, capturing the essence of Downtown Shreveport. This activity invites participants of all skill levels to explore their creativity and contribute to a collective artistic experience.

Participating Venues and Artists

Pop N Pizza – 500 Texas Street

  • Featured Artist: Tiffany Pennywell, a nature photographer, will showcase her stunning captures of the natural world.
  • Special Offers: Enjoy $3 pizza slices and the famous injected breadsticks for just $5.

Ashley Tiers of Love – 420 Marshall Street

  • Feature Artist: Kyndall Reyes, a designer of kids activity packs and stationery, will offer creative packs perfect for families.
  • Sweet Treats: Complimentary cupcakes are available while supplies last. Don’t miss their delicious shakes and warm hospitality.

Noble Savage – 417 Texas Street

  • Featured Artists: Visual artist Yolanda Barnes, jewelry designer Isabelle De Joya Vea, and visual artist Maggie Molisee will display their unique works.
  • Special Offers: Indulge in Chicken Parmesan for $15 and the refreshing Watermelon Crawl-A-Rita for $6.

One Texas Centre

  • Special Event: Join the “Sketch the City with Mischa Farrell” session at 6 PM.
  • Featured Artists: Discover diverse talents including Judith Amber (visual art), Syreeta Johnson (jewelry design), Betsy Levels (acrylic art), Art Nerio (photography), Jennifer Roden (jewelry design), Whitney Tates (acrylic art), and Jaylin Monroe (author/illustrator).

421 Texas Street – Part of Hill Country Entertainment

  • Tours: Enjoy guided tours of the newly renovated event center.
  • Featured Artists: Explore self-care products and candles by Barbara Coleman and intricate shadow box art by Cheryl Moore.

Experience Downtown Shreveport

In addition to art and performances, the Artwalk offers a variety of food and drink options, live street performers Kyle Barclay and Kenny Brown, and a self-guided tour experience with no specific start or stop point. Many locations will provide special offers, making it a perfect evening to explore and enjoy downtown Shreveport.

A map guide for the event and more information can be found at www.downtownshreveport.com/artwalk.

For further details, follow Shreveport DDA and Downtown Artwalk on social media or email [email protected]. Don’t miss out on this exciting community event—come find your special piece of art, meet local artists, and experience the vibrant downtown scene.

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