Art Galleries and Shops
Art in Unexpected Places
The Downtown Development Authority received a grant from the Louisiana Division of the Arts to create Art in Unexpected Places with the Louisiana Office of Cultural Development.
The pedestrian-oriented artworks of wire sculptor James Marks and fabric / crochet artist Charmel Lester will be throughout downtown over the next six months, beginning May 20, 2023.
708 Texas Street • 318-673-6535
Artspace features art exhibitions ranging from local to international, interactive arts & crafts events, event venue space, and gifts by Northwest Louisiana artists.
Tuesday – Friday, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm. Saturday, 12:00 – 5:00 pm. pm Evening hours for special events & opening receptions.
2. Refine Design Decor Boutiques & More
616 Texas Street • 713-818-8501
Unique, handmade gifts from local hand-crafters including candles, jewelry, soaps, home decor and other items.
Monday – Friday, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm | Saturday, 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
3. Southern University Museum of Art
610 Texas Street • 318-670-9631
Museum of African American art, artifacts, and other treasured works.
Tuesday & Thursday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm | Friday, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm | Saturday by appointment
4. Bailey Gallery
214 Texas Street • 318 424-6764
A professional art gallery featuring both established artists and the up-and-coming. Art & gifts for sale. Host of the annual Hoover Watercolor Society Juried Show.
Tuesday, Thursday & Friday, 1:00 – 5:30 pm. | Saturday, 12:00 – 4:30 pm | Open by appointment, call 318-424-6764
5. The Grove
107 Spring Street • 318-404-7293
Multiple vendors offering bath & body, candles, jewelry, art, home decor & more. Open first and third weekends.
Open first & third weekends: Friday, 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm | Saturday, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm | Sunday, 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
7. Agora Borealis
421 Lake Street • 318-268-3011
Local Artisan Marketplace offering products made locally and often from re-used or upcycled materials.
Tuesday – Saturday, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
8. Sanctuary Glass Studio
421 Lake Street
Featuring create your own ornaments, stemless wine glasses, bowls, & much more plus commissions. Glass art for sale.
Wednesday & Thursday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm | Friday & Saturday, 1:00 pm – 9:00 pm | Sunday, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
9. High Gravity Glass Works
1200 Marshall Street • 318-582-1424
Create your own glass, bowls, flowers, stemless wine glasses and more. Glass art for sale.
Tuesday – Thursday, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm | Friday & Saturday, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm | Sunday, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm.
10. Andress Artist and Entrepreneur Center
717 Crockett Street. • 318-218-1845
In-house artists & makers gallery events & more. Main gallery houses the work of New Orleans artist Martin Welch. Clean Slate Botanicals Bath & body products made from locally sourced plant-based ingredients.
Hours vary, click here for latest updates.
10. Central Artstation
801 Crockett Street • 318-673-6500
Shreveport Regional Arts Council’s administrative offices and a space for art exhibits, plays and performances.
Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 5:30 pm. Evening hours for special events and opening receptions.
12. C & C Mercantile and Lighting
1110 Texas Avenue • 318-424-4406
Antiques, art, oddities & lighting, plus a co-op for local artists & creatives. Custom made hats, spring & fall mercantile markets.
Monday – Friday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm. | Saturday, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
1. Ascension Underpass Mural
1100 Marshall Street.
“Ascension Underpass” was chosen as the community project of the Greater Shreveport Leadership Class of 2021. It was painted by artists Ka’Davien Baylor, Eric Francis, Willie A. Love & Bess Moss. The mural was dedicated on August 4, 2022.
2. Caddo Common Park & Artistrees
800 Block Texas Avenue.
Caddo Common Park opened in November 2019, transforming more than two acres of broken concrete slabs, weeds, and trash into an urban greenspace that includes tree-lined walking paths, a green lawn, a natural bioswale for rainwater retention, and Louisiana gardens. The park includes and outdoor performance pavilion and is also home to LED lighted ArtistTrees, “Diamonds for Jim. They were designed and built by Bruce Allen and the late Jim Hayes. The park hosts public events programmed by the Shreveport Regional Arts Council (SRAC) and Caddo Parks and Recreation.
3. Elvis Presley & James Burton Statues
705 Elvis Presely Boulevard at Municipal Auditorium
The bronze statue of Elvis stands tall in front of the Shreveport Municipal Auditorium, where he performed on the Louisiana Hayride for the first time in October 1954. Next to Elvis stands the bronze likeness of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame guitarist James Burton. Burton wrote and played lead guitar for Elvis, Ricky Nelson, and other legendary artists.
4. Murals of Shreveport Common
Texas Avenue & Crockett Street
Murals created by Northwest Louisiana artists and one nationally known artist were unveiled in March 2017 in the nine-block area on the western edge of downtown Shreveport known as Shreveport Common. Many can be seen from Caddo Common Park.
5. Art the Dalmation Sculpture
801 Crockett Street.
Art the Dalmation took his place at the Central ARTSTATION in 2014. Art is the sculptural brain child of the Academy Award Winning duo William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg, who presented the design as a “commemorative housewarming” gift to the Shreveport Regional Arts Council, the Artists who inhabit the building and populate Shreveport Common, and the Audiences who will gather to experience the arts”. Art guards the renovated and repurposed fire station from his post on Crockett Street, outside of the Engine Room doors of Central ARTSTATION, and is adjacent to the Firehouse Tower Air BnB
6. Homage to Shreveport Sculpture & Asian Gardens
800 Texas Avenue.
This sculpture was commissioned in February 1995 by the Downtown Development Authority and the City of Shreveport. It was created by Frank Hayden and resides in the Asian Gardens.
7. Once in a Millennium Moon Mural
NW Corner of Cotton Street & Marshall Street.
At 14 stories tall and covering 30,000 square feet, “Once in a Millennium Moon” dominates the southern face of an AT&T building in downtown Shreveport. With the help of 4,000 community collaborators, 1,500 gallons of donated paint, and a clever paint-by-number grid system Seligman developed specifically for this mural (which would later become industry standard), the mural came to life in the first year of the new millennium. The western wall of the building features a sole area high schooler, her skirt billowing in the wind and holding an orb of fire which, as the guide reads, is a “symbol of hope and a gift to the residents of Shreveport in the year 3000.”
8. Ode to Family at Ridgeway Square
NE Corner of Cotton Street & Marshall Street
Located on the side of the Ridgeway Square condos, developer John Cush’s “Ode to Family” was completed in 2022 by artist Matthew Yerby.
9. With Love From Shreveport Mural
Corner of Edwards and Crockett Streets.
Artists Whitney Tates, Ben Moss, Linda Moss, Ka’Davien Baylor, and Lindsey Simpson are the ones to thank for our newest wall of beauty. After developing and drawing a design, they used a projector to throw the image onto the wall, traced it out and painted it in. When you come visit the mural in person, you’ll be able to count the many reasons we love Shreveport- from Art the Dog to the downtown skyline to the Highland neighborhood’s iconic entrance way. The mural was funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts
10. Absolute Equality Mural
600 Block of Edwards Street
Created by artist Ka’Davien Baylor with input from State Representative Cedric Glover and noted historian Dr. Gary Joiner. The sections highlight Shreveport’s history and future possibilities. Other artists and the community helped in completing the mural, which also features a poem by Caddo Parish Poet Laureate Poetic X. The mural was dedicated on Juneteenth, 2022.
11. Quilt Kiosk Sculpture
Texas Street & McNeil Street
Quilt Kiosk was created in 1995 by artist Barbara Abbott with assistance from additional artisits. There were originally two sculptures on the NE and SQ corners of Texas and McNeil. The SW sculpture was destroyed by a car more than a decade ago. In 2020, the remaining sculpture was also badly damaged by a car. It is currently being repaired by artist Bruce Allen.
12. Huddie “Leadbelly” Ledbetter Sculpture
Texas Street & Marshall Street.
Huddie Ledbetter, aka “Leadbelly,” was born outside of Mooringsport, Louisiana, in 1885. By the age of 21 he was making his living playing the 12-string guitar throughout Louisiana and Texas, including venues in St. Paul Bottoms, which was later named Ledbetter Heights in his honor. He toured the country playing songs like Goodnight Irene and Bourgeois Blues. The statue, dedicated in 1993, is the work of Jesse Pitts, a Shreveport native who attended B. T. Washington High School.
13. Turning to the Right Sculpture
Texas Street & Edwards Street
Created by artist Patrick Miller and dedicated in 2001, Turning to the Right pays homage to the first oil and gas wells of Northwest Louisiana.
14. Justice Victorius Sculpture
300 Fannin Street, United States Court House
Created by world-renowned artist Raymond Kaskey and residing at the Tom Stagg Federal Buidling, this sculpture is a winged figure of justice which becomes the support for a sundial, marking the passage of time. This art work is in the front plaza and entrance to the federal building, and has received the Shreveport Beautification Foundation Honor Award.
15. A Call to Action Mural
629 N. Spring Street
Located on the Crockett Street side of 629 Spring Street, The Shreveport Bossier Convention & Tourist Bureau, the mural was created by artist Ali Bahler, with lighting by Logan McDaniel in 2013. The mural is 75’x20′ and enhanced with LED Neon Flex lighting and references the cultural heritage of Shreveport-Bossier as well as local attractions such as festivals, live music, gaming and fine dining.
16. Rolie Polie Olie Mural
Milam & Commerce Streets
This whimsical mural was designed by Bill Joyce and painted in 1994 by artist Michael Dean on the side of the original Sci-port Discovery Center. In 2016, the mural was fully restored by artist Chris Ott.
17. Louisiana Purchase Art
Red River District, 450 Clyde Fant Parkway
The ten columns that support the Texas Street Bridge are adorned with art that commemorates the 200th anniversary of the Louisiana Purchase. The work focuses on the unique cultures that helped shape what is now known as Northwest Louisiana. The groups that make up this source of influence are African American, Native American, French, Spanish, and Cajun. The artists whose vision created this installation are LaMoyne Batton, Geeta Dave, Diana Salles
18. Bakowski Bridge of Lights
Texas Street Bridge, downtown riverfront.
The Bridge is lit with programmable LED lights and hosts montly GloFests with lighting displays, live music, artists, food trucks, fireworks and more. Funding for the Bakowski Bridge of Lights comes from Dr. and Mrs. George Bakowski, Red River Waterway Commission, the Louisiana Public Service Commission, the Shreveport Downtown Development Authority, the National Endowment for the Arts and Will Atkins.
19. RiverView Roses Sculpture
RiverView Park, Clyde Fant Parkway & Crockett Street
Located at Clyde Fant Parkway at River View Park, these stainless steel “RiverView Roses” were created by Keatchie artist Greg Verbois and were installed in 2004 on the Shreveport river front. They have become an iconic place for photographers and a backdrop for weddings, concerts and parades.
20. Safe Harbor Sculpture
Riverfront Park across from Sci-Port Discovery Center, 820 Clyde Fant Parkway
Artist: Deedee Morrison, Morrison Studio. Safe Harbor was constructed of aluminum and steel with LED interior lights. 60 sheets of industrial grade aluminum were laser cut, gracefully bent and re-fabricated over an interior armature to create the oversized “buoy” sculpture in Riverside Park. Safe Harbor took its cues from a port or harbor which is a place of refuge for ships. The bollard is utilized to secure a ship in port and the buoy is a floatation device frequently used to mark direction for safe passage
21. Indigenous Celebration Sculpture
Riverfront across from Sci-Port Discovery Center, 820 Clyde Fant Parkway
Artist Curtis Patterson, 1984. Made of fabricated Bronze. Located at Riverfront Park at the Shreveport Aquarium.