Monday, September 3, 2018
Press Release
Contact: Liz Swaine, 222-7403
Wednesday, September 5 is Downtown Artwalk’s third birthday and that calls for a party! The celebration will feature nine different locations filled with performances, exhibits, art displays and artists, food and drink specials, Happy Hour flowers, poetry readings, street dancing, a history talk, your chance to sketch the city as well as tours of 611 Texas Street, a cool, historic space that is currently for lease.
You can start at 708 Texas Street at artspace and then walk to events at Lofts at 624Marlene Yu MuseumAt Home Academy Test Prep and TutoringSweet Tee ShreveportRobinson Film Center, Magee Resources, Crystal Stairs Restaurant, Southern University Museum of Art-Shreveport and other locations in the 600-700 blocks of Texas and the 700 block of Travis. Artwalk is free to attend and is appropriate for all ages! Here’s what’s happening at the various stops:
1. artspace shreveport – 708 Texas St
• Exhibits by Critical Mass 6 winners Josh Chambers (visual arts) & Katie Bickham (literary arts) and an exhibit of area collectors and their collectible art.
• Take home a free “Arts 365 Calendar“ produced by Shreveport Regional Arts Council & The Forum Magazine
• Larry “Taz” Sanchez
• Kevin Langley
• James Ward
• Karen Pearce
• Susan Fortenberry
• Rod Talbot
• Sherry Tamburo
• Robert Streeter
• Bre Banks
• Star Williams
• Tracy McComic
• Janet Maines
• Lauri Wallace
• Paige Powell

2. Parish Taceaux – 708 Texas St
• Taceauxs for the Shreveport Water Works Museum: A % goes to help our historic water works!

3. Marlene Yu Museum – 710 Travis
• Opening Reception for Marjorie Grigonis: 50 Years of Creation

4. Lofts at 624 – 624 Texas St
First Floor ARTISTS:
• Bre Judge
• Melissa Gibson
• Robert Trudeau
• Josh Brittian
• Karmen Reed
• Brianna Belton Design LLC– Happy Hour flowers!

Mezzanine @ Lofts:
• At Home Academy Test Prep and Tutoring: poetry readings starting at 5:30 p.m. by Ashley Mace Havird- Caddo’s Poet Laureate, ML Dumars (6:40), and Dorie LaRue (7:15)!
Sweet Tees & Art by Lauren (Ross)
Mezzanine ARTISTS:
• Aidan McFarland
• Kegan Kidd
• Paul Russo
• Lisa Cook Marshall
• Rusty Carter

5. Magee Resource Group, LLC – 620 Texas St (Ste 200)/UPSTAIRS
•Artist Jason Phipps

6. SUSLA Museum of Art – 610 Texas St
• Expressions in Watercolor, a reception for artist Connie Stephens-Eaton

7. Robinson Film Center – 617 Texas St
• Happy Hour prices until close! Choice of ½ price appetizers and specialty drinks

8. 611 Texas St – Take a look inside this available historic building!
• Andrea Brown
• Tony Reans
• Tobby Smith
• Hannah Roark- caricatures while you wait and wood creations
• History in 5 talk by Liz Swaine @ 6:20 p.m.
• Sketch the City w/ architect Mischa Farrell @ 6:30 p.m.
• Street Performance: Andronicus Clown tha Dancer Scott

9. 601 Texas Street- Crystal Stairs Restaurant
• Cajun and Creole food, be sure to ask about their artwalk special drink, the Backwoods Pecan Pie.

Artwalk runs from 5-8 p.m., and is appropriate for all ages. After 5 p.m., on-street parking is free, as are the large First United Methodist Church surface parking lots.
Artwalk maps will be available at each location on the walk or can be printed at For information about the artwalk, call 318-222-7403.