Month: June 2017

September Downtown Artwalk

September’s Artwalk is already being planned and we’ll be sharing all the details soon! We return to the East Zone, which includes great stops like Norsworthy Gallery, Bon Temps Coffee Bar, Fully Stacked, and Remington Suite Hotel & Spa, among others. This month, we will welcome three NEW stops to the monthly artwalk: the downtown branch of the Shreve Memorial Library (424 Texas Street), the lobby of Chase Tower (400 Texas Street) and Artipsy (Red River District). These new stops will combine with our older favorites to make for a very special night. What is artwalk? Well, it’s a free, all-ages-friendly event that encourages folks to explore a section of our beautiful & historic downtown, that on this night is filled with art and artists and special fun events. Businesses throw open their doors to show off their space AND you get to meet some of our amazingly talented citizens. On any given month, you might see the works of: painters, sculptors, wood workers, fabric and jewelry makes, airbrush artists, photographers, potters and more. Downtown is nothing if not eclectic! One of the really fun events that is scheduled during the East Zone tour is called Art Live.  This is an event that pits three of four artists against each other and the clock. They are giving a general theme but nothing else, and during the course of the...

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Dog Friendly Downtown

You’ve heard it before. Downtown has gone to the dogs, and we’re actually pretty happy about that. One downtown developer has had a really hard time renting his apartments because of his ‘no-pet’ policy. Statistics say that 44% of Americans own dogs, 29% own cats. Because of that policy, he is turning away 60% (total # of pet owners) of the people who might have been interested in his space. That’s a lot of people to tell that you don’t want their money or business. Because of this dog love connection, more and more businesses are becoming pet friendly. (Some...

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