Thursday, July 18, 2024

Shop, Explore, Create: Discover Downtown Shreveport at the July Artwalk!

by BIZ Magazine

SHREVEPORT, La. – Mark your calendars for Wednesday, July 10th, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., as the Downtown Shreveport Artwalk returns with a captivating blend of art, history, and creativity. Presented by the Downtown Development Authority, this free event promises something for everyone.

Event Highlights

The July Artwalk will spotlight the 400-block area of Texas and Marshall Streets, transforming it into a vibrant hub of local artistry and live demonstrations. This month’s event features a special treat: “Downtown Tells” by Robert E Trudeau at the Huddie Ledbetter statue. Trudeau will lead an engaging session with shuffle dance, hand percussion, and sing-along activities, making it a must-see experience.

“Sketch the City” with Mischa Farrell

Mischa Farrell returns with “Sketch the City,” an interactive sketching session at One Texas Centre starting at 6 p.m. Participants are encouraged to capture the essence of Downtown Shreveport through their artwork.

Featured Venues and Artists

Pop N Pizza – 500 Texas Street

  • Artists: Tiffany Pennywell (nature photography), Jennifer Roden (handmade jewelry)
  • Special Offers: $3 pizza slices and $5 injected breadsticks

Ashley’s Tiers of Love – 420 Marshall Street

  • Artists: Kyndall Reyes (kids activity packs and stationery), Mila Paige Jewelry
  • Special Offers: Complimentary cupcakes (while supplies last) and delicious freak shakes

Noble Savage – 417 Texas Street

  • Artists: Maggie Molisee (visual art), Trei Walker (Moon Brake Clay), Hannah Roark (caricature artist)
  • Special Offers: Chicken Parmesan ($15) and the Watermelon Crawl-A-Rita ($6)

One Texas Centre

  • Special Event: “Sketch the City with Mischa Farrell” at 6:00 p.m.
  • Artists: Syreeta Johnson (jewelry), Betsy Levels (acrylic art), Art Nerio (photography), Brenda Beard (arts & crafts), Whitney Tates (acrylic art), Jaylin Monroe (author/illustrator), Yunia Todman (acrylic art), Niccqueta Varmall (herbal tea & oils)

421 Texas Street

  • Tours: Guided tours of the newly renovated event center
  • Artists: Barbara Coleman (self-care products and candles), Cheryl Moore (shadow box art)

Additional Activities

Enjoy live music from street performers Kyle Barclay and Kenny Brown as you explore the various venues. The Artwalk is self-guided, allowing you to start and stop wherever you choose, and many locations will be offering special deals.

Get Involved

For a detailed map and more information, visit www.downtownshreveport.com. Follow Shreveport DDA and Downtown Shreveport Artwalk on social media for updates, or email [email protected] with any questions.

Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity to shop, explore, and create in the heart of Downtown Shreveport!

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