The Downtown Artwalk is scheduled to return on Friday, June 3, 5-8 pm. Plans are already in the works to animate Texas Street! The arty fun will start at Minicine?, 846 Texas Avenue, and wind its way to RiverView Park for the very first GLO Fest at the Bakowski Bridge of Lights.
You’ll have stops along the way that will include:
- Lofts at 624- 612 Texas St.
- Refine Design– 616 Texas St.
- Setting the Standard Barber Academy- 711 Texas St.
- Robinson Film Center/Abby Singer’s Bistro- 617 Texas St.
- Southern University Museum of Art-Shreveport- 610 Texas St.
- Sha’Baby’s Cajun Cooking- 605 Texas St.
- Pop n’ Pizza- 500 Texas St.
- Cookie B’s Smoothies and More- 421 Texas St.
- Bailey Gallery- 214 Texas St.
- More Locations Coming!
Story from March 8, 2022
The Crockett Street corridor was filled with friends and family on Friday, March 4, for the first Artwalk of 2022. Our ‘Crockett Street Stroll’ included 10 stops that started with Minicine? on Texas Avenue and wound around to the Agora Borealis and Sanctuary Glass Studio on Lake Street. Each location had art, music, demonstrations, tours and exhibits but we’re going to focus on just a few of the smiling faces that lit up our night! Remember, our next artwalk is Friday, June 3, 5-8 pm. Be on the lookout for details coming soon!
Our Thanks to Jack Allen of Cupio Media for snapping these amazing photos.
Downtown Shreveport Artwalk Map:
The event is free to attend and a family-friendly way to enjoy downtown.
Artwalk Stops Include:
The Andress Artist and Entrepreneur Center, 717 Crockett St., will open the doors to its artist creativity space with artists Whitney Tates, Kalandra Jones, Charmel Lester, LionArt Creations, Art by Andre Weatherly, Art by Aline Donnelly, Healing Waters Candles & Karing Touch Soaps. Other artists in the main gallery space will include: Yolanda Barnes, Aidan McFarland, Debbie Arbs Rickards, Judith Sutton, Caslin Marie, Casie Howell/Victoria Perry and Dawn Ash.
At 6:30 pm, Lee Ann Monat of LionArt Creations will be hosting a preview of Herbal Medicines in Your Pantry. Did you know that spices, herbs and foods you already have in your kitchen or garden can be used as remedies for common ailments?
The Southern Belle Apartments’ rooftop beckons as a perfect Selfie Spot! You’re invited to pop up during your stroll and snap some pix from ‘on high’ at 627 Crockett St.
Another beautiful Selfie Spot is in front of the grand Strand Theatre, ‘The’ state theater of Louisiana. Admire this beautiful 1923 building while you are taking a photo.
Be prepared to encounter the Ministry of Silly Walks in the 500 Block of Crockett Street. Do your best to follow the Silly Walk requirements!
514 Crockett St., the ShreveTowne Barber Shop, will be the location for art & artists including Back Porch Gypsy Tracey Prator, Maggie Molisee and Flerken Works Crafts.
River City Bros. will be dancing on the street outside. Feel free to join them!
The Lot, 400 Crockett Street, will be ‘Food Central’ with a variety of food trucks and a full bar inside. Food Trucks will include No Teeth Meat BBQ, Taco Joe, Boba Express, The Lot’s Food Truck (and maybe more). We’ll also have live music by The Joanitones starting at 5:30 pm (and nice inside bathrooms)! Don’t forget to go inside for the exhibit by artist Jessica Horne who will also be set up with other pieces of her art.
Big Sun Studios just across from The Lot at 619 Edwards St. will have the opening of their new exhibit, ‘Opposites Abstract’ The Lens of Neil Johnson.
Wonder how things grow without soil or sun? Our area’s only hydroponic farm will be open to show you! Cotton St. Farms at 406 Cotton will be open for show, tell and sale. While there, get a cup of delicious Special Reserve Roasting Co. coffee, the delicious brand sold by the bagful at CSF!
See the beautifully rehabbed space at Lee Hardware Apartments, 719 Edwards St. The artist gallery along Edwards Street will be filled with artwalk artists that include: Linda Moss, Connie Helaire Eaton, Marsadez Allen, Art Nerio & Hannah Kent. The Atrium of the building will also be the location for HISTORY IN FIVE at 7 pm, and SKETCH THE CITY with Mischa Farrell at 7:20 pm. TOUR the beautiful new Lee Hardware Apartments on Artwalk night! Tours will happen every 15 minutes starting at 5:45 pm until 7:15. Meet in the Gallery on Edwards Street to stage for the next tour!
Don’t forget the twin Selfie Spots in the 700 block of Marshall St. Come inside the fence to shoot yourself with a backdrop from an Italian countryside. Once in A Millennium Moon is right across the street!
The Agora Borealis Arts Marketplace will be open for Artwalkers at 421 Lake St., and the adjacent Sanctuary Glass Studio will feature live demonstrations, a glass art sale and a photography exhibition by Parkman Bailey.