710 Texas Street
318-673-6535 / 318-673-6500
artspace is not a museum or a gallery. It is Shreveport’s first Arts Center dedicated to the creation, production, presentation and promotion and exploration of all forms of art disciplines for multigenerational audiences. A place where the public can connect to the arts in wonderful, new and exciting ways. artspace features art exhibitions, poetry readings, music concerts, and anything else that can be imagined.
This building is owned by the DDA and managed by the Shreveport Regional Arts Council.
Barnwell Memorial Garden & Art Center
*CURRENTLY CLOSED FOR RENOVATION
This municipal facility is dedicated to the arts and ornamental horticulture. Located on the Shreveport riverfront adjacent to Riverfront Park, the building features a domed arboretum. Meetings rooms are available.
J. Bennett Johnston Waterway Regional Visitor Center
700 Clyde Fant Parkway
The 8,300 sq. ft. Center provides the opportunity to learn about the Red River, past and present and how the Corps of Engineers opened the Red River for navigation and recreation. The Center houses a reception area, theater, and exhibition hall with audiovisual, staic and interactive exhibits. The multi-purpose theater provides a continuous film that highlights the Red River.
Multicultural Center of the South
520 Spring Street
The Multicultural Center of the South is a celebration of our people’s diversity. The Center explores the history, heritage and culture of the residents of Shreveport, Bossier City and the surrounding areas of the South. The Center promotes understanding and appreciation of all ethnicities and cultures represented in American Society.
214 Texas Street
The opening show of Downtown’s newest gallery features the work Gwen Norsworthy. The contemporary and vivid color collection of 60+ pieces covers many series of her life’s work.
Shreveport Water Works Museum / McNeil Street Pumping Station
142 N. Common Street
McNeill Street Pumping Station, located on the banks of Cross Bayou, is Shreveport’s original municipal water system. Museum is open daily and tours are available by appointment.
Photo credit: MSPS Preservation Society
Shrevetown Ghost Walk
Shreve Town Ghost Walk Tour – Saturdays! Come walk with us, and listen to tales of Shreveport’s history, and some of its haunted places. Walks are conducted in the downtown area, covering half a mile in total length, starting and ending at the Caddo Courthouse, located at 501 Texas Street. We begin at the front steps, by the Confederate Monument.
Oakland Cemetary Tour – Enjoy a 90 minute tour of Oakland Cemetery, the oldest landmark in Shreveport, established in 1847, and learn about the lives of some of its “citizens”. Oakland contains the largest collection of cast iron and wrought iron grave fences in the city, and some of the most unique tombstones. It contains grave sites dating years before the cemetery was established…learn why!
Southern University Museum of Art – Shreveport (SUMAS)
610 Texas Street
SUMAS provides an extensive collection of African Art from the major art producing region of Africa and African American art highlighting Louisiana artists. Designed to captivate the attention of the art aficionado and first time visitor, SUMAS’ art is displayed in a creative, non-traditional manner. The Southern University Collection is a must see for all visitors to Downtown Shreveport.
“Spirit of the Red” River Cruise
This enchanting tour shows you the tranquil beauty of the Red River and Cross Bayou. Learn how the logging industry, which dominated the Red River in the 1800’s, has been replaced by the gaming industry. The Spirit of the Red is a 35 passenger boat with many windows for your viewing pleasure. If you would like to enjoy the scenic view from outside, it offers a spacious observation deck. The Spirit of the Red is also U.S. Coast Guard certified.
Ark-La-Tex Sports Museum of Champions
400 Caddo Street
Located in the foyer of the Shreveport Convention Center. This museum features an exhibit for each of the 110 athlethic recognized from the arrea including such loacl athletic champions as Terry Bradshaw, Joe Ferguson, Robert Parish, Freddie Spence and Hal Sutton.
Spring Street Historical Museum
525 Spring Street
Built in 1865 , as Tally’s Bank, it is on the National Register of Historic Places and is one of the oldest remaining buildings in downtown Shreveport. Carefully restored, it boasts the only remaining example of New Orleans-style cast iron grill work in Northwest Louisiana. Owned and operated by the Shreveport Committee of Colonial Dames in Louisiana this museum features “lifestyle and customs” exhibits of the early 1800’s in northwest Louisiana.
Stage of Stars Museum
705 Elvis Presley Avenue
318-673-5100 or 318-841-4000
Located inside the historic Municipal Memorial Auditorium, the Stage of Stars Museum honors the entertainers who began their careers on the famous stage. Visitors can view rare photos and see the star’s personal clothing and the musical instruments they played.
619 Louisiana Avenue
Owned and operated by a non-profit corporation, the historic Strand Theatre movie and vaudeville palace opened in 1925. The building, which was completely renovated in 1984, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Stage: 43’ wide proscenium at 27’ tall, 32’ deep (from proscenium) with 64’ high fly space.
Full theater pipe organ.
(Photo courtesy of Shreveport-Bossier Convention & Tourist Bureau)
705 Elvis Presley Avenue
Built in 1929, the City-owned building is one of the south’s largest examples of art deco. The historic structure was home of the Louisiana Hayride
show and radio broadcasts where Elvis Presley, Hank Williams, Kitty Wells, Johnny Cash, Johnny Horton and other country legends were regulars.
Stage: 58’ wide at proscenium x 29’ high x 37’ deep.
90’ high fly space
600 Clyde Fant Parkway
This municipal performance theater, built in 1965, has seating for 1,737. Lighting and sound renovation occurred in 1997. The stage is 49’ wide at proscenium x 41’ deep, with 26’ at proscenium and has 63’ high fly space.
(Photo: Shreveport-Bossier Film Commission)
Riverview Hall is a 16,200 sq. ft. municipal building on the Shreveport riverfront. Built in 1965, the facility has 18’ clear height, 2 loading docks, and
is subdividable into 3 rooms.
Chamber of Commerce Building
Owned by the City of Shreveport, this building, home to the Shreveport Chamber of Commerce, has public meeting room space available.
( Photo by Kevin Martin)
This three-block corridor, stretching from the riverfront To Market Street, is home to dozens of annual festivals, Including the Red River Revel, Mudbug Madness, and Holiday In Dixie. The plaza has permanent Tents, infrastructure, and indoor restrooms.
( Photo: Shreveport Parks & Recreation)
Robinson Film Center
617 Texas Street
The Center’s mission is to provide a venue for independent, international, and classic cinema while serving as a resource for film production
and media education. In addition to daily film programming, film and media production classes are offered for all ages. The Center also provides a variety of resources and facilities to the region’s burgeoning film industry.
(Photo from Robinson Film Center)
Sci-Port: Louisiana’s Science Center
This 92,000 sq. ft. science and entertainment center is located on the Shreveport riverfront. The facility features over 290 science, space science, technology and math exhibits; daily changing programs, an IMAX Dome Theatre, open-access, interactive, laser Space Dome Planetarium, gift shop and café.
820 Clyde Fant Parkway
Silver Lake Ballroom
846 Texas Street