Holidaze Shopping at artspace

Hosted by Artspace Shreveport and Shreveport Regional Arts Council

Deck the Halls, Fa La La, Goody Gumdrops and Holly Jolly! Tis the Season for a holiday shopping spree and artspace is the place to rock around the Christmas tree, Saturday, November 25, 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. It’s SHOP LOCAL ART – and SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY, but HOLIDAZE is so big it’s going to take a full month (through December 30) and three entire floors to unwrap all there is to see and do.

“artspace PRESENTS” features one-of-a-kind gifts created by 26 Northwest Louisiana
Artists selected to show and sell works on two floors in artspace. GIFTSPACE introduces new jewelry designs with special holiday “trunk” shows. The Holidaze BAZAAR is located downstairs in FUNSPACE will be filled with art, holiday gifts and specialty items from local Artists. And the family can enjoy “make and take” holiday crafts while snacking on sweet treats during this special Saturday HOLIDAZE opening event. Live Entertainment will kick off the “Songs and Sounds of the Season.” The Opening Event is free and open to all who dare to “SHOP LOCAL ART!”

You’ll find UNexpected and UNcommon gifts of fine art by juried local Artists in the “artspace PRESENTS” galleries. This is seasonal shopping to give you peace on earth rather than the hustle and bustle of wandering the mall. Megan Taylor Davis’ art features rural-life and oh-so-happy cows, owls, chickens, horses and gators painted on small canvasses and on cross shoulder purses. “My art is handmade with the intention of brightening someone’s day each time they look at it,” says Davis. “People of all ages enjoy my artwork, which is done in a style that is both realistic and impressionistic to capture the personality of a pet or the slyness of a chicken.”

Over a dozen local artists with very unique styles and genres will also be a part of HOLIDAZE including:

  • Tracy McComic
  • Lauri Wallace
  • Thomas Little
  • Karen La Beau
  • Linda Dickson
  • Julie Glass
  • Marilyn Couch
  • Cayla Flynn
  • Hooshang Khorasani
  • Chance Hall
  • Megan Taylor Davis
  • Dorothy Kristin Hanna
  • Bruce Allen
  • Sherry Tamburo
  • Aly Fletcher
  • Nancy Ferrari
  • Whitney Tate
  • Larry Sanchez
  • Jennifer Vasquez
  • Art Nerio
  • Donna Strebeck
  • Talbot Hopkins
  • M.C. Rollo
  • Connie Stephens-Eaton
  • Jennifer Healy Thomas Baird

Who wants to create your own HOLIDAZE art? TINSELED THURSDAY TABLESCAPES kicks off four Thursdays of magic and merrymaking in the Holiday Bazaar as local artists and experts teach you how to design HOLIDAY TABLE DECORATIONS and CENTERPIECES. Holiday nibbles will also be provided.

  • Thursday, November 30, Lewis Gifts will host the first “Tinseled Thursday Tablescapes.” The Lewis family has been a part of Shreveport’s retail community for more than 75 years. On this Thursday, experts from the Lewis staff will demonstrate holiday table decorating and share some of the wonderful ideas that have given this gift shop the reputation is holds for high style.
  • Wednesday, December 6 during the DOWNTOWN ART WALK and Thursday, December 7, The Enchanted Garden and owner Deb Beckman Cockrell, along with brother Dennis Beckman–renowned for his gorgeous custom designed “arts masks”–will bring 37 years of the enchantment of The Enchanted Garden and their timeless holiday decorating and stocking stuffer ideas to the Holiday Bazaar.
  • Thursday, December 14, Hands of Vision with Kirkikis Hill and Kimberly Moseley will share their popular holiday decorating ideas from how to adorn your mantelpiece, to decorating your tree and creating a wreath for your front door.
  • Thursday, December 21, TBD

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