Month: December 2017

Kick Off Mardi Gras with Artwalk!

2018 kicks off with a bang with the January Downtown Artwalk, Wednesday, January 3, 5-8 pm! The event, which happens the first Wednesday of each month, is a perfect start to the new year, and to Mardi Gras (yes, its already that time). It’s free and all-ages friendly.  We’ll have some amazing one-of-kind Dennis Beckman Mardi Gras masks for you to try and purchase at Norsworthy Gallery. In addition to Dennis’ works there will be artists and artworks of all kinds. Your stops will include (with more coming): Norsworthy Gallery, 214 Texas Street Stray Cat, 222 Travis Street Bon Temps Coffee Bar, Red River District Fatty Arbuckles, Red River District Spring Street Historical Museum, 525 Spring Street Wieland Co., 528 Commerce St. Artists will include: WIRED & SASSY, LLC – Artisan Jewelry, Tracy McComic, Robert E Trudeau, Darcel Moreno, Rusty Carter, Bertha Harris, La Vie En Rose, Heather Evans, Christine White Bailey & Kimberly Gable. The Louisiana Architectural Foundation’s Mischa Farrell will be with us again for the popular Sketch the City event, we’re planning a fun History in Five talk, the Spring Street Museum is digging through the archives to find info about the early days of Mardi Gras. Other artists to come.  The Downtown Artwalk is free to attend and open to all ages. It features art, artists, Sketch the City and History in 5, our fun (and short) history talk featuring fascinating tales about downtown! All on-street parking is free after...

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Shop ‘Til You Drop Downtown!

The shopping season is upon us and before you turn to your computer and order from a warehouse in a faraway land, how about taking a look at some of the cool yule swag we have right here at home?   Check out all our Holiday Gifting Pinterest Boards Right Here and then pay a visit to see those items that you like the most....

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Victorian Christmas Tour of Ogilvie-Wiener Mansion

Tours are: Saturday, Dec. 16th 4:00-6:00 PM $10.00/per person Sunday, Dec. 17th 6:00-8:00 PM $10.00/per person   Experience a Victorian Christmas at Downtown Shreveport’s Ogilvie-Wiener Mansion.  The home is one of the few remaining downtown mansions from an any when huge homes were on each block.  Located at 728 Austen Place, this 1896 Queen Anne- style home was the original residence of William B. and Samuel G. Wiener, who designed the Shreveport Municipal Auditorium.  In the 1950’s it was the Florentine Supper Club, host to famous guests like John Wayne, Bette Davis, Doris Day, William Holden, and Ethel Merman, many of who both visited and performed there. In 1972,  it was known as ‘the’ place to meet, greet and dance the night away. After owner Gene Barnett’s death in 1996 it went through a series of owners until 2011 when it was purchased by John and Debbie Bryant of Shreveport. Since purchasing the home, John and Debbie have been working to lovingly restore the home as an eventual bed and breakfast, The Christmas tour includes the history of the home, 10 beautifully decorated Christmas trees, Victorian Christmas décor, and light refreshments. For more information, contact Debbie Bryant at dbdoll34@yahoo.com or call (318) 393-0668....

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