Downtown Shreveport Cultural District

In late 2008, the Downtown Development Authority applied to the State of Louisiana for the city’s first-ever Cultural District. In 2009, the Shreveport Downtown Cultural District was approved! The Cultural District designation allows further celebration of the things that make downtown unique including art, culture and history and it helps spur this cultural activity and creativity by offering substantial tax incentives. The Shreveport Downtown Cultural Districtprovides an exemption from sales and use taxes for proceeds received from the sale of original, one-of-a-kind works of art from locations established within the Cultural District.

These locations include-but may not be limited to- commercial and retail businesses and events such as the Red River Revel, Mudbug Madness, the Shreveport Farmers’ Market, the Texas Avenue Makers Fair and Asian Garden Festival, artbreak, and other events produced by the Shreveport Regional Arts Council, the Downtown Development Authority and the City of Shreveport.


What Cultural Districts are located in Shreveport?


What is considered a one-of-a kind work of art and how does the program work?


What locations downtown sell one-of-a-kind art? 

A number of festivals and other downtown events also sell art. They include:

Downtown is THE PLACE for performance art. Enjoy live music, plays and more at:

  • The Strand Theatre
  • Emmett Hook Performance Center
  • RiverView Hall
  • Shreveport Convention Center
  • Sam’s Town Casino and Resort
  • Eldorado Resort Casino
  • Robinson Film Center
  • artspace
  • Marlene Yu Museum
  • Central ARTSTATION
  • Municipal Auditorium
  • The Noble Savage Tavern
  • Fatty Arbuckles
  • Chicago
  • Festival Plaza
  • minicine?
  • Crystal Stairs
  • JOSH Lounge
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