Downtown Shreveport’s fun Artwalks will return in the spring of 2022. To give us more time to plan special and unique events, the artwalks will be shifting to quarterly events on Friday evenings. The 2022 dates are March 4, June 3, September 2 and November 4, 5-8 pm. After the artwalks, you will be treated to a fabulous glow fest event on the riverfront featuring the Bakowski Bridge of colorful LED lights!
You never know what you might see at any of the many venues that participate in the art walks, but one thing is certain… you will always see something unique, amazing and creative that you might want to call your own!
Artwalk is always free and open to the public. The artwalk map- created for each event- tells you the locations and shows you the way for your self-guided, art-filled tour.
The locations and the artists will change for each artwalk, so you will ALWAYS be seeing something new and special. Artwalks also feature art exhibitions, food and drink specials, food trucks and live music. Mark your calendars for the upcoming events now!
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December Artwalk Story- Nov. 28, 2021
The final Downtown Artwalk of the year is almost upon us, and it is going to be an art-filled holiday shopping extravaganza from 5-9 pm! Jump on our free shuttle at any of the stops- Artspace @ 708 Texas St., Andress Artist and Entrepreneur Center @ 717 Crockett Street, The Agora Borealis @ 421 Lake Street, or Big Sun Studios at 619 Edwards Street for a free pass to art and fun.
We start at:
artspace, 708 Texas Street for the Along for the Ride Exhibit featuring the sketches, painting and photographs of the dynamic McSwain duo, Mike and Larsson from their recent travels across the U.S. It is one of the best exhibits yet! There are some exhibit items for sale and many of the art works are also available. In addition, artists Betsy Levels, Deborah Fausto and Connie Helaire Eaton will be set up at artspace and live music will be provided by Tipsey the band!
Parish Taceaux, 708 Texas Street is preparing some tasty drink specials specifically for the December artwalk.
The Lofts at 624, 624 Texas Street, will feature a lobby full of amazing artists and works. Those artists include: Maggie Molisee, Terry L. Harris, Karen LaBeau, Mars Allen, Betty Sanders, Debbie Rickards, Paige Powell, Adam King, Dawn Ash, Megan Templeton, Linda Moss and Kelly Airheart. Rhino Coffee will also be open later on this artwalk evening.
Also at the Lofts, Appli-K’s Embroidery and Gifts will be open with fabulous Christmas decor, stocking stuffers and your last-minute embroidery needs!
Load up on the shuttle for the short drive to:
Andress Artist and Entrepreneur Center, 717 Crockett Street, where artists: Josh Brittian, Caslin Marie, Michelle Pennington, Whitney Tates, Ka.Lan. Draw, LionArt Creations, Jaylin Monroe, Christina Pinkard, Nicola Medley Ballard, Taylor Griffing, Charmel Lester, Yolanda Barnes, Star Williams, Flerken Works and Tilley Sullivan will be waiting for you.
Then, off to:
Next, it’s a stop at:
Big Sun Studios, 619 Edwards Street, is the location of Lewis Kalmbach’s cool new artistic space. Artwalk night will be the opening night and reception for the new exhibit of the canvas, clay and metal works of Dennis O’Bryant of Marshall, Texas. “Denoart” opens Thursday, December 2nd from 5-9. Refreshments served.
Then, circle back to:
Where to Start? Anywhere! Choose a location and start there, then make your way to other stops along the way. Run, jump, skip, backtrack…the direction (and walking style) is totally up to you. The free shuttle will be picking up at each location to whisk you along your way. Remember that all on street parking is free starting at 5 pm.