May 2, 2018 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm America/Chicago Timezone
708 Texas St
Shreveport, LA 71101

May Downtown Artwalk

Hosted by Shreveport DDA

Put on your comfy shoes and join us Wednesday, May 2, 5-8 pm for a night of walking, art, exhibits, live entertainment, history, sketching, food and drink specials! May is Be A Fan Month n Shreveport, and to celebrate, your map will include a long list of specials and deals that will be available to artwalkers first!

May features the ‘North Zone’ of downtown, the 600 and 700 blocks of Texas Street and Travis Street and venues such as artspace (708 Texas), theMarlene Yu Museum(710 Travis), Parish Taceaux(708 Texas), Rhino Coffee(624 Texas), Lofts at 624(624 Texas), At Home Academy Test Prep and Tutoring (624 Texas), Kathryn Gaeinnie Photography (624 Texas),Robinson Film Center(617 Texas), Southern University Museum of Art (610 Texas St), Crystal Stairs(605 Texas) and more.

Also tonight, for the first time, the beautiful new offices and art of Magee Resource Group, LLC (620 Texas) will be open for tour!

Our friends at Minicine?, 846 Texas Avenue, are hosting a special May artwalk event. Pop over the short block-and-a-half to see Fauxtography An exhibit of works by Paige Powell. Paige comes from a background of advertising and digital art, and has taken those loves and combined them into a whimsical and comedic look at this place we love. Also at minicine?- Music by Jeremy Hayes, Jesse Rawlinson & Friends, and Lyons’ Pride Coffee.

Stop to at Parish Taceaux for artwalk specials AND to help the amazingShreveport Water Works Museum. On the night of the artwalk, a % of anything you eat or drink at PT will go to fund the museum if you’ll just say, ‘I’m here for the water works!’

The water works museum and it’s fascinating past will be the story behind History in 5, Liz Swaine’s quick look at all things old. That talk will be at 6:20 pm at artspace, 708 Texas St. Right after at 6:30, join AIA Shreveportarchitect Mischa Farrell for Sketch the City, your chance to try your hand at architectural sketching for free! Your goal- to sketch the old Shreveport Water Works Co.!

The artwalk is also free to attend, but we DO ask you to consider making a purchase of a piece of art at the event, or to consider commissioning a piece by an artist you like. Also, stop in for dinner, a beverage or a snack at one of the many restaurants on the walk, and tell all your friends about the great spaces in downtown Shreveport. We do this not only because it’s fun and we love it; we do it to help our amazing local artists and businesses grown and get stronger and sales go a long way in making that happen!

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