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421 Lake Street.
Local Artisan Marketplace offering products made locally, by hand, and often from re-used or recycled materials.
Ark-La-Tex Sports Museum of Champions
400 Caddo Street.
Located inside the Shreveport Convention Center, the Ark-La-Tex Sport Museum of Champions has an exhibit dedicated to each of the more than 100 successful athletes from the area. This museum is open on weekends when there is an event at the convention center.
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
Aseana Asian Gardens
800 Texas Avenue.
Beautiful space that represents 15 different countries in it’s landscaped garden beds.
C and C Mercantile & Lighting and ArtiFact
1110 Texas Avenue.
A family owned Shreveport business of antiques, art, oddities and lighting, plus a creative co-op for local artists and creatives.
Caddo Common Park
1110 Texas Avenue.
Downtown’s newest green space, Caddo Common plays host to art exhibits, poetry readings and live performances.
Shreveport Regional Arts Council’s administrative offices and a space for art exhibits, plays and performances.
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: Kevin Martin
Emmett Hook Center Theater
550 Common Street, at the First United Methodist Church.
A state of the art theatre for concerts, theatrical productions, contemporary worship, lectures and seminars.
101 Crockett Street.
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
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. Call for hours.
725 Austen Place.
One of the last remaining Queen Anne Victorian mansions in Shreveport. Bed and breakfast accommodations, high teas, tours, special events and more.
Marlene Yu Museum
The mission of the Marlene Yu Museum is to preserve, exhibit, document, and interpret the life and works of internationally acclaimed artist Marlene Tseng Yu.
846 Texas Street.
Minicine? is a volunteer run venue for experimental and independent film and video. Screening in galleries, coffee shops or vacant buildings, Minicine? welcomes filmmakers and multimedia visual artists to present new works and is outfitted for Super-8, 16mm, VHS, digital and even 9.5 and 28mm.
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.
705 Elvis Presley Avenue.
Built in 1929, the City-owned art deco building was the 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. The Municipal is a versatile venue for sporting events, touring acts, local concerts, parties, and more. It is well-known for its superior acoustics. The building features seating accommodations for more than 3,000, a 6,300-square-foot arena, and the largest stage in the area, catering/concession areas, and box office services.
214 Texas Street.
Fine art gallery in the heart of downtown Shreveport.
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.
This municipal performance theater, built in 1965, has seating for 1,737.
Photo: Shreveport-Bossier Film Commission
Terraced riverfront park features an incredible fountain and dramatic views of the Red River and downtown.
Photo: Kevin Martin
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: Robinson Film Center
Sci-Port: Louisiana’s Science Center
820 Clyde Fant Parkway.
This 92,000 square foot science and entertainment center is located on the Shreveport riverfront. The facility features science, space, technology and math exhibits; special exhibits and programs; the only IMAX Dome Theatre in Louisiana; a Space Dome Planetarium and the Power of Play (PoP) Children’s Museum. The museum also offers birthday parties, online programming and events and the Itty Bitty Scientistist Program.
Shreve Town Studio 512 and Book Nook
512 Crockett Street.
All things art, a one stop space to create, show and sell local art and handmade crafts, local honey, handcrafted skincare products and more. Frequent art exhibits.
6001 Clyde Fant Parkway.
Immerse yourself in an underwater world of wonder in Downtown Shreveport. Shark tunnel, Touch tanks, interactive tidal pool exhibits, feeding experiences, special events, birthday parties and much more.
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. This site has the rare honor of being listed as a National Historic Landmark and a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark. Museum is open daily and tours are available by appointment.
Photo: MSPS Preservation Society
Silver Lake Ballroom
900 Market Street.
Silver Lake Ballroom is a venue for all occasions. The facility is ideal for meetings, parties, weddings or other events. The newly renovated interior features neutral tones, red gum molding, large windows, milk glass art deco light fixtures and original terrazzo floors.
Southern University Museum of Art – Shreveport (SUMAS)
610 Texas Street.
SUMAS provides an extensive collection of African Art 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.
Spring Street Historical Museum
Temporarily closed, but offering virtual exhibits online
525 Spring Street.
Built in 1865, as Tally’s Bank, the museum is listed 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 | 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.
The Strand Theater
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. Seats: 1,636 and has a full theater pipe organ.
Photo: Shreveport-Bossier Convention & Tourist Bureau