Public Art

Artwork on the Clyde Fant Parkway

Fountain at the RiverView Hall

Built in 1964 as a gift to the City of Shreveport, the fountain was fully restored with funding from the Alta and John Franks Foundation in 2016.


Indigenous Celebration

Indigenous Celebration by artist Curtis Patterson, 1984. Made of fabricated Bronze. Located at Riverfront Park at the Shreveport Aquarium.


Navy SEALs Monument

This monument, located in Shreveport’s Riverfront Park, is made of granite and bronze was created by artist Dr. Jim Ciaravella. It was dedicated in 2013. The monument commemorates the service and sacrifice of Lieutenant Commander Jonas B. Kelsall, 32, and Chief Petty Officer Robert J. Reeves, 32, both of Shreveport, who were among 30 servicemen supporting Operation Enduring Freedom in the province of Wardak in Afghanistan who died when their CH-47 Chinook helicopter crashed as a result of an Afghan insurgents’ attack in August of 2011.


RiverView Fountains (Not functioning currently).

Clyde Fant Parkway at RiverView Park. There is no update on when this fountain will be repaired.


Safe Harbor

Located at Shreveport Riverfront Park. 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.


Shreveport Area Veterans Memorial

Artist: Jerry Gorum. Clyde Fant Parkway at Stoner Avenue in Veterans Park.


Shreveport Police and Firefighters Memorial

Clyde Fant Parkway near the Shreveport Aquarium. The Shreveport Police and Firefighters Memorial was built in 1999 in honor of the many men and women who courageously gave their lives in the line of duty. At the time of its construction, the memorial listed the names of 23 city police officers and three firefighters who died in duty-related incidents since 1894. The memorial is a permanent reminder of their ultimate contribution to public safety and their sincere desire to serve the citizens of Shreveport.


Shreveport Roses

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.


Commerce Street

Rolie Polie Olie

Northwest corner of Commerce at Milam
Artist: Mike Dean
Designed by: William Joyce

This mural extends eighty feet in length and is fifteen feet high. It is on the side of the original Sci-Port Building.

Common Street

Homage to Shreveport – 1986

Municipal Auditorium Plaza
Artist: Frank Hayden
Medium: Bronze

This sculpture was commissioned in February 1995 by the Downtown Development Authority and the City of Shreveport. It represents community spirit, racial unity and fellowship. It also speaks to the importance of cooperation, family and community involvement.

Crockett Street

A Call to Action

Crockett Street side of 629 Spring Street on the side wall of the Shreveport Bossier Convention & Tourist Bureau
Artist:  Ali Bahler; Lighting by Logan McDaniel
Medium: Acrylic

Located on the wall of the Shreveport-Bossier Convention & Tourist Bureau, the mural is a 75’x20′, full-wall acrylic mural enhanced with LED Neon Flex lighting, the colorful mural references the cultural heritage of Shreveport-Bossier as well as local attractions such as festivals, live music, gaming and fine dining.

Let The Good Times Roll

101 Crockett Street at Festival Plaza
Artist: Don Alexander
Designer: Tama Ripps Nathan


Elvis Presley Avenue

James Burton

Municipal Auditorium – 705 Elvis Presley Avenue
Artist: Eric Kaposta


Tribute to Elvis

Municipal Auditorium – 705 Elvis Presley Avenue
Artist: Eric Kaposta


Fannin Street

Justice – 1995

300 Fannin Street
Artist: Raymond Kaskey
Medium: Bronze and Painted Steel

The sculpture combines two classical concepts: that of a blindfolded female figure to denote justice, and that of a sundial to denote time.

Market Street

Caddo Lake Mural

305 Market Street – Classic Reprographics Building
Artist: Don Edwards

As Don Edwards painted this mural, employees made comments on things they felt should be included, such as the bear and the alligator and the artist included their suggestions as he went along. This mural is 80 feet in length and 22 feet high.

Marshall Street

Mural of the Municipal Auditorium Medallions (West Wall)

Architectural Details for Shreveport: Putting on the Arts – 1998
Marshall Street Train Overpass @ Cotton Street – West Wall
Artist: Roberto Salas
Artist Team: Abby Fowler, Barry Galloway, Donna Service, Buddy West and John Rivers Bicknell

Built in 1920 by KCS; it is one of the first street underpasses built in order to facilitate traffic flow while trains were running. The medallion is based upon the Mandala-style medallions of the Municipal Auditorium.

McNeil Street

Maximus

712 Milam Street – West Wall

This mural is on the west wall of the Harkey Building constructed in 1901.

Once in a Millennium Moon

725 McNeil – Rear and Side Walls of AT&T Building
Artist: Meg Saligman
Artist Team: 2,600 Community Painters


Texas Street

Huddie “Lead Belly” Ledbetter – 1993

Northeast corner of Texas Street and Marshall Street
Artist: Jessie Pitts, Jr.
Medium: Bronze

“Lead Belly” has one hand outstretched and pointing to the neighborhood which provided his early musical training. He is holding his legendary 12 string guitar.

Louisiana Purchase – Bicentennial Plaza Project

Under Texas Street Bridge at Clyde Fant Parkway in Red River District
Artist: LaMoyne Batton, Geeta Dave, Diana Salles

Over 15 works of art located in this area!

Mural of B’nai Zion Temple Door Scrollwork

Architectural Details for Shreveport: Putting on the Arts – 1998
711 Texas Street
Artist: Roberto Salas
Artist Team: Abby Fowler, Barry Galloway, Donna Service, Buddy West and John Rivers Bicknell
Medium: Paint

This mural derives its design from architectural details found above the doors on the old B’nai Zion Temple, located at 802 Cotton Street.

Mural of Kahn Building Cast Iron Columns

Architectural Details for Shreveport: Putting on the Arts – 1998
318 Texas Street – East Wall
Artist: Roberto Salas
Artist Team: Abby Fowler, Barry Galloway, Donna Service, Buddy West and John Rivers Bicknell

The primary focus is a detail from the notable cast iron columns found on the Kahn Building at 123 Texas Street.

Quilt Kiosk – 1994

Northeast corner of Texas Street and McNeil Street
Artists: Barbara Abbott and Frances Drew
Medium: Concrete, ceramic Tile and Glass

This sculpture is 14 feet high and 9 feet wide. The mosiac objects are arranged in patterns found in African-American and Anglo-American quilt designs. Funded by SRAC, the National Endowment for the Arts, Downtown Development Authority and Shreveport StreetScape.

Red River Revel Mosiac

Under Texas Street Bridge at Clyde Fant Parkway in Red River District
Artist: Deanie Wray Galloway
Artist Team: members of the general public


Second to None

516 Texas Street – East Wall
Artist: Blue Martin


Texas Street Bridge

Texas Street Bridge – 1993
Artist: Rockne Krebs

With more than 7,000 feet of neon the Texas Street Bridge Lighting Project is the Nation’s largest neon sculpture.

Turning To The Right

Northeast corner of Texas Street and Edwards Street
Artist: Partrick Miller