Author: lizdda

October Downtown Artwalk

Mark your calendars for the October Downtown Artwalk- Wednesday, October 4, 5-8 pm. This artwalk is going to feature FOUR new locations in addition to several artwalk favorites. Stops will include: SALT Restaurant at the new Shreveport Aquarium- view the custom art of Harriet Evans. Harriet’s abstract works that are the colors of the sea beautifully accent SALT, a restaurant & bar that is all about local and sustainable. Wieland Company, 528 Commerce St. This historic building is the old Santa Maria Produce and was Sci-Port prior to its move to the riverfront. It is the 100-year-old building with...

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Cleanup Day at the Water Works Museum!

Come help us make Shreveport’s Victorian treasure shine again! The 1887 plant wasn’t retired from active service until 1984, making it the longest-running steam-powered water plant in the U.S. 1994 may be the last time the cool, Steampunk-ish machinery got a good spit n’ polish! WE PLAN TO CHANGE THAT ON SEPT. 23! It’s time to sweep, wash, scrub, de-cobweb and polish some brass! Imagine the bragging rights you will have after this! You will get up close and personal with 100-year old equipment, see the undergarments of a real Victorian citizen, and fondle some brass….uh…parts and stuff. The fun will begin at 8 am on Sept. 23. Bring BUCKETS and BROOMS and we will provide the sponges, rags, degreaser and brass polish. Please wear non slip shoes and clothes that you do not mind getting dirty. Children over 12 are OK, younger than that would be dangerous as there are lots of things they can get into with no one watching. We will provide LUNCH and DRINKS afterward, so it would be nice to get a headcount. Our National Historic Landmark/National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark will thank you and so will...

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Red River Cleanup

  Are you sick of seeing trash in your city? Did you know the trash you see is getting into one of our water sources, the Red River, and is then just days away from the Gulf of Mexico? Do something about it! Join the #stopthedrop mission and help clean up the river and the surrounding areas at the 8th Annual Red River Cleanup. Registration begins at 8am under the big tent OR you can pre-register online.www.redrivercleanup.com You will receive everything you need to safely pick up trash. (You’ll get a t-shirt, pickers, water, garbage bags, and gloves) Volunteers are shuttled...

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