The July artwalk is here, and it’s something special. We’re partnering with downtown’s newest historic conversion, the cool former Commercial National Bank building at 509 Market-turned- The Standard apartments! You’ll be able to jump on the free artwalk trolley for a trip to three other art-filled venues downtown. What a night it’s going to be!

Roll into your July 4th holiday with tours of the beautiful  The Standard 509 located at 509 Texas (corner of Texas and Market). The Standard will also be filled with artists, performers and more:

Artwalk artists include:

Kegan Kidd
These artists will be setup inside The Standard and Central ARTSTATION. You’ll be able to purchase hot dogs from The Hot Dawg Hut and iced treats from Sweetport and eat at our bistro tables set up outside.
Our History in 5 talk will focus on the history of the 1911 building and you’ll be able Sketch the City—-or in this case, Sketch the Building— with AIA Architect Mischa Farrell.

You’ll see live performances by Will James, Jus’Marvin Smith and Andronicus Scott.

Kevin Langley Art

After you’ve seen, done and eaten, jump on the free trolley to 515 Marshall Street in the Slattery Building for the opening of Kevin Langley Art Show: Where Art Comes Alive. The art, done in 3-D and Animation, appears that it is jumping off the canvas.

The next stop is Central ARSTATION for a special expanded Red River Quilters Art Quilt show that will have beautiful art quilts hanging in both the lobby and the Engine Room.  There will be 4 hands-on art activity tables where guests make their own floral mini-quilts with attachable fabric scraps (no sewing!). Guests may take their mini-quilts home – or leave behind to be combined into a full-size Flower Quilt made that night.

Across the street, Minicine? – 846 Texas Avenue- will feature the “Best Wishes, Molly McCombs, Shreveport, LA” photography exhibit. Join Molly for a Shreveport-centric evening where you will view oversized photo prints and found video, interact with an altar dedicated to our fair city, and listen to Michael Futreal’s site-specific ambient soundscape featuring Louisiana birds, cicadas and trains.

After the artwalk, you’re invited to The Korner Lounge at 700 Louisiana Avenue for the after- party. Thursday is a holiday, so it’s OK to stay up late tonight, and The Korner Lounge will make it worth your while with trivia, drink specials and Artfully Yours, an exhibit by Brandon Sooter.
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Admission to the Artwalk is FREE AND families are encouraged to attend. The trolley is free and all on street parking is free after 5. Location and Parking Maps are coming soon!