The February 6th artwalk was a blast- balmy, spring-like temperatures, music, live poetry readings, history, a chance to try your hand at sketching the city, live dance, tasty drink and beverage specials, FOUR special exhibits and lots of talented artists for you to talk to, get to know and purchase one-of-a-kind items from. Scroll down to see some of the fun, and be sure to mark Wednesday, March 6 on your calendar. That’s the date of our NEXT Downtown Artwalk!
First, some of the art and artists-
This isn’t all of the artwalk, it’s just all I had time to shoot. SO much more was going on, from exhibits at artspace, the works of Marlene Yu, great food and drink specials at Parish Taceaux and Abby Singer’s Bistro and a chance to see a beautiful historic rehab and the works of artist Jason Phipps at 620 Texas Street- Magee Resource Group. We thank ALL for coming, participating and loving our culture, creativity, art and downtown!
We LOVE first Wednesdays! Our February Downtown Artwalk is coming together in a BIG way. It will roll on Wednesday, Feb. 6 from 5-8 p.m. Here’s a taste of what you will see-
ARTSPACE– 708 Texas- Two exhibits- On the Margins by Ben Moss & Jeormie Journell and Seizing the Light by Tamara Robertson. Music by Twang Darkly, and Theatre School of Dance performances throughout the evening. Also at artspace, artists Kegan Kidd, Lisandra DiLiberto Brown, and Paige Powell. Pick up fun Mardi Gras items at Louisiana Specialty Products and try the ice cream and special Valentine’s treats by Sweetport.
Parish Taceaux– 708 Texas. Stop by PT for some ‘artful’ food and beverage offerings! For the night, they will feature a special General Tso Taceaux and King Cake Daiquiri. We don’t know what ingredients are in either but they both surely do sound good.
SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY MUSEUM OF ART-SHREVEPORT–
Opening Reception -Black History Month Exhibit. Photographer Bennie Dotie. ‘Reflections’ – 40 years of works highlighting historic, cultural, and community events and individuals throughout Shreveport-Bossier.
MARLENE YU MUSEUM/RAINFOREST ART FOUNDATIONDrop by the Marlene Yu Museum at 710 Travis Street to celebrate the most colorful flock of Radiant Birds ever! The reception is the night of artwalk and all are invited to attend.
Magee Resource Group– 2nd Floor, 620 Texas Street. Go up the elevator and exit at a beautiful floor recently rehabbed in one of downtown’s cool historic buildings. Take a tour of the lovely space and see the work of Jason Phipps.
Lofts at 624– 624 Texas St.
Kim E. Rogers
Nicola Medley Ballard
ON THE MEZZANINE–
Celia Bordelon Carr
Trevor Van Eaton
Lisa Cook Marshall
Uriah Joseph Oxford
AT HOME ACADEMY TEST PREP on the Mezzanine
Readings by Literary Artists
5:30 p.m.- Melissa Fowle
6:45 p.m.- David Love Lewis
7:15 p.m.- Crystalyn Whitaker & Melvin Nelson (idioM)
Robinson Film Center/Abby Singer’s Bistro– 617 Texas Street
Extended Art Walk Happy Hour until 8 p.m. Half-price select apps, $5 select wine and martinis, $4 call.
History in 5 with Liz Swaine and Sketch the City with architect Mischa Farrell- 6:20 p.m.
Location to be Announced.
The Artwalk is free and all ages friendly, and we can pretty much guarantee that you will love it. Check back for updates!
Are you an artist interested in participating in upcoming Downtown Artwalks? Download an artist application here: MS Word or PDF. Fill it out and email it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Don’t forget to include some great photos of your work!
Want to know what zones are where?
Take a look at the full Downtown Artwalk Zone Map!