Author: lizdda

Valentine’s Fun Downtown!

Looking for something fun, entertaining, filling or meaningful for yourself or for you and your significant other? We have a fun list of everything from the traditional (great meals, date nights) to the not so (celebrations with friends, spa visits). We think there’s something here for you, so take a look and make a reservation- we think these opportunities might go fast! Valentine’s Glow Brewoga at Red River Brewing Co. – Tues. Feb 13, 6-8 pm Kick off V-day early and bring your sweetheart or your friends to let your hearts shine bright this Valentine’s Day! Wear white or...

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Three Times the Charm at February Downtown Artwalk!

Downtown’s monthly artwalk returns, and we’re going to be celebrating Black History Month, Mardi Gras and Valentine’s Day–all wrapped into one fun evening!  Artwalk runs from 5-8 pm, Wednesday, February 7. It is free to attend and we welcome supervised children; our fun is all ages friendly. On street parking and several lots are FREE starting at 5 pm. (See the map below.) Artwalk Locations include: 708 Texas – ARTSPACE On the Wall, featuring the work of Lisandra T Di Liberto Brown, Eric Francis and Wil Brown The Inter City Row Modern Dance Company will also be performing a...

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New Life for 401 Spring Street

Historic Goode-Cage Drug Company Building Purchased: Plans Unveiled  The red brick building with bricked-in windows at 401 Spring Street in downtown Shreveport has seen a lot in 100-plus years, and soon it will be playing a more robust role in downtown’s future. That future was looking iffy. Approximately three years ago, the back half of the building’s roof collapsed taking a large part of the second floor with it. Soon after, the building was added to the city’s demolition list. It looked to be a sad ending to a building that started as Cavett Carriage Company in 1912 and...

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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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