November’s downtown art stroll is almost here! On November 6 from 5-8 pm, join us as we stop at nine different downtown locations. Did you know there is a farm growing greens of all types in a building in downtown Shreveport? You’ll visit Cotton St. Farms on Nov. 6 and see what’s in season! You’ll tour the new condos in the rehabbed historic Ridgeway Square at 719 Marshall St., be able to watch a glass-blowing demo at Sanctuary Arts at 1200 Marshall, learn about the ‘Mother of Shreveport’ and her scoundrel father at History in 5 at the DDA Office at 416 Cotton and see art and artists of all types at multiple other stops.
Start at any of the nine locations and go in any direction that you would like -or- begin your art journey at 512 Crockett and follow our lead.
512 CROCKETT STREET– Shreve Towne Studio 512 & Shreve Towne Barber Shop– ARTISTS: Rachel Turner Fletcher, Deborah Fausto, Sherry Sebren Pryor, Brandon Sooter, Betsy Levels, Joshua Brittian, Syreeta West. Caryn McCullough Owens, Kimyummy’s, Aidan McFarland and others! Will James will also be in the gallery doing street theater, monologues from “The Ledbetter Heights Chronicles” written by Ray Sprague.
719 MARSHALL STREET– Ridgeway Square Condos. Take a couple of moments and tour two beautifully completed condos located in the heart of downtown!
416 COTTON STREET– Shreveport DDA ARTISTS- Donna Strebeck & Leland Strebeck. Donna, the winner of the inaugural Louisiana Fashion Prize, will also bring some of her award-winning outfits that will be for sale. History in 5 at 6:20 pm features the story of the ‘Mother of Shreveport’- Mary Bennett Cane. Not a dainty flower, MBC was a shrewd businesswoman who went from riches to rags. You will also meet her father, Dr. Samuel Bennett, a master of Thimble Rigging. Mischa Farrell Architect, LLC will be here for Sketch the City at 6:40 pm. OUTSIDE- The Hot Dawg Hut! Great Chicago-style hot dogs and more.
406 COTTON ST. (enter through alley)- Cotton St Farms. ARTISTS: Dawn Ash and Robert E Trudeau. See what’s growing at downtown’s first urban farm! Try samples of Thai Sweet Basil, Genovese Basil, and Corinto Cucumbers grown at Cotton St. Purchase a few, along with some jalafuego jalapeno peppers and their new DIY microgreen grow kits. Walk one block to:
1010 MARSHALL (in back courtyard) V & B Resale will be open for browsing and buying- jewelry, clothing and more. 1010 MARSHALL (in back courtyard) Chainsaw Charlie’s. Come see what amazing furniture Charlie is making today out of different logs and found wood!
1200 MARSHALL– Red River Brewing Company/ Sanctuary Arts School is hosting a Blow Your Own Stemless Wine Glass every 15 minutes for $60 plus tax. You can reserve a time at www.sanctuaryglassstudio.com under the Create Your Own tab. They also have lots of beautiful pre-made glass items for you to purchase! Red River Brewing will be doing an Artwalk Happy Hour from 5-8 pm with $1 off all of the RRBCo. beers!
The artwalk is free and all-ages friendly, but there are watering holes along the way should you wish to partake in an adult beverage! The artwalk runs from 5-8 pm and you can start at any of the locations and go from there. A map showing venues and artists will be posted online and available at each stop.
Are you an artist interested in participating in future artwalks? Download and fill out our application in PDF or Word, including a few good quality photos of your artwork and email it to us at email@example.com or stop by our office at 416 Cotton Street and drop it off! Make sure to also join our Facebook planning group: click here to join (please answer the questionnaire when joining)!