Downtown Shreveport Cultural District
In late 2008, the Downtown Development Authority applied to the State of Louisiana for the city’s first-ever Cultural District. In 2009, the Shreveport Downtown Cultural District was approved! For several years, there was a sales tax exemption available for one-of-a-kind art works in Cultural Districts, but that tax was discontinued by the Louisiana Legislature.
What Cultural Districts are located in Shreveport?
- Downtown Shreveport Cultural District Map
- Highland Community Cultural District Map – a portion of this district is in Downtown Shreveport
What locations downtown sell one-of-a-kind art?
- Norsworthy Gallery, 214 Texas Street
- The Agora Borealis, 421 Lake Street
- artspace, 710 Texas Street
- Central ARTSTATION, 801 Crockett Street
- Multicultural Center of the South, 520 Spring Street
- Red River District
- Marlene Yu Museum/Rainforest Art Foundation- 710 Travis St.
- Bon Temps Coffee House– Red River District
- Nader’s Gallery– Inside Regions Tower, 333 Texas St.
- The Noble Savage Tavern– 417 Texas St.
- Downtown Artwalks- the first Wednesday of each month, 5-8 p.m.
- The Korner Lounge– 80o Louisiana Avenue
- Minicine– 846 Texas Avenue
- Red River Brewing Company– 1200 Marshall Street
- Red River Gallery-
A number of festivals and other downtown events also sell art. They include:
- Red River Revel
- Mudbug Madness
- Texas Avenue Makers Fair & Asian Gardens Festival
- Shreveport Farmers’ Market & Shreveport Artists’ Market
- Louisiana Film Prize
Downtown is THE PLACE for performance art. Enjoy live music, plays and more at:
- The Strand Theatre
- Emmett Hook Performance Center
- RiverView Hall
- Shreveport Convention Center
- Sam’s Town Casino and Resort
- Eldorado Resort Casino
- Robinson Film Center
- Marlene Yu Museum
- Central ARTSTATION
- Municipal Auditorium
- The Noble Savage Tavern
- Fatty Arbuckles
- Festival Plaza
- Crystal Stairs
- JOSH Lounge
- Rydaz Bar and Eatery
- Rhino Coffee
- Bon Temps Coffee House
- Proud Mary’s 360 Grill