Most weeks our 5 Things To Do Downtown list is filled with performances by a variety of talented local singers, comedians, artists, dancers and more. These folks now cannot ply their trade, but there is still a way to enjoy & support their work! Many are setting up live streaming and sales of their work on-line. Please take a few minutes and explore some of these sites, send a donation or purchase a one-of-a-kind piece of art!
The Visual Art of Critical Mass 8. This exhibit is always one of the most highly-anticipated of the year and features a veritable who’s who of local artists. I guarantee you will find many things that you like here. Almost all are for sale and can be yours!
The Art of Ben Ware. You can also see it at benware.art on Instagram. Ben is a Minden-based abstract artist. Various sizes, colors available.
The Art and Jewelry of Isabelle De Joya Vea. Isabelle specializes in mixed media, jewelry, pottery and henna art. She will take jewelry commissions if there is a color, look or stone that you prefer. Website coming soon.
Louisiana Painter and Artist Caitlin Lindsay Rose. Caitlin is a talented artist who takes commissions on all sizes and types of works and can create a special piece to fit any budget. The painting above was a commission for me and I love it! Caitlin is also a member of the Vela Nora musical group and they will also be hosting live FB concerts.
Musician Joanie Nerrittig (The Joanitones). Joanie will be hosting solo and full band streaming events on FB for donations. Joanie is a finalist in the Louisiana Music Prize and a performer at multiple local venues. You may have also seen her at the Downtown Artwalks, strumming her guitar and entrancing the crowd with her folksy, melodic, and rockabilly tunes.
The Zap Cat World of Star Williams. Star weaves the whimsical and sublime into her works featuring cats, dogs and Outer Space with a fun Pop Art vibe. In addition to the FB page above, she has The Space Pixie Shop. Purchases can be made at either location.
Living the Art Life with Maggie Molisee. Maggie, whose business name is Magotpie is a talented artist who often explores the macabre and unusual. Maggie has been especially fascinated of late with American serial killers and how they came to be. You can follow her interesting, but troubling, series here. Maggie’s works can also be found on the Digital Art Yard Sale page and her website should soon be set up for art sales. too.
Trevor VanEaton Studio. Trevor’s calling card is Simple. Southern. Modern. He will soon have more art available on Instagram at Trevorraystudio.
Tracey Prator is an artist, an art business owner and the owner of Bee Hippie. Her wonderful line of facial and body products made from Hummer and Son local honey not only smell great, they keep skin soft, supple and glowing. You can call Tracey and she will meet you at Shreve Towne Studio 512 for pickup. Her products can also ‘bee’ found at Whole Foods Market in Shreveport.
Art Nero Photography. Art has a special image download sale for the next few days on his Facebook page.
Norsworthy-Bailey Gallery– 214 Texas St. The gallery is chock full of beautiful works, all of which are for sale. The gallery will open by special appointment for small groups.
Glory and Grace Splendid Tea Company– Sherry Sebren Pryor says she is running specials on some of her teas and rubs.
Janet Maines Classes and Workshops. Portrait artist Janet Maines has moved all of her classes and workshops to Skype. She has an upcoming workshop on March 28.
Rayne Kristine’s Adapted Photography. See Rayne’s photos on a variety of home decor options.
Connie Helaire Eaton- CREATIONS by Connie Wearable Art. Many items on sale. More watercolor paintings are being added, 50% off.
Ron Smith Art – Ron, a longtime visual and graphic artist lives by the tagline ‘Remember. Dream. Inspire.” His works hang in galleries and in the lobby of the Downtown Shreveport Hilton Hotel. All current original works are 30/40% off.
Photographer Maria Markell has an artist’s eye. She sees symmetry and beauty in everything from the ordinary- a fire hydrant or street sign, to the sublime- hovering dragonflies and ancient Cypress trees. Her works have been on display at the Louisiana State Exhibit Museum, and are currently in the lobby of the Shreveport Hilton Hotel. Maria is also available to take family shots & special event photography. Maria is currently running a sale on her older art photography.