Giddy up! The downtown Artwalk rides again

Like, clockwork, the Downtown Shreveport Artwalk takes place the same time each month.

The first Wednesday of each month is a special time for downtown Shreveport, its artists’,  lovers of art, downtown, people, and art.

The May artwalk will feature nine different locations, an event appropriate for all ages. Start at artspace, 708 Texas Street, and (art) walk the 600 and 700 blocks of Texas and Travis and the 800 block of Texas Avenue, enjoying street musicians, dancers and painters along the way. At Artspace, listen to ‘How I Do It’ talks by artists who will share some of their secrets. At the Marlene Yu Museum, view (and purchase) the art of Mico/Macro, at Minicine?, take in the opening of the Fauxtography Exhibit featuring works of Paige Powell, at the Southern University Museum of Art, enjoy a ‘Spirit of Motherhood’ reception and the art of Karen LaBeau.

In between are art stops at Tipitina’s, the Lofts at 624 (first and second floors) and 620 Texas Street (Magee Resource Group) featuring artists Robert Trudeau, Marijo Brown, Aidan McFarland, Bre Judge, Faith Green, Judy Doucet Cobb, Kegan Kidd, Melissa Gibson, Tobby Smith, Emory Dukes, Brittani Phillips, Carly Maxey, Karmen Reed, Sandy Park, Trevor Van Eaton, Lauren Ross, Jason Phipps and Kathryn Gaiennie.

Along with the art comes great night-of-artwalk food and drink specials at Parish Taceaux, Rhino Coffee and Robinson Film Center/Abby Singer’s Bistro! (Specials are listed on the artwalk map.) Artwalkers will also be given a map with ‘Be a Fan’ Specials unique to the Downtown Artwalk!

At 6:20 pm, our History in 5 talk focuses on poor sanitation, fire and the need for Shreveport’s first water treatment plant.  AIA Shreveport’s Sketch the City with architect Mischa Farrell will give artwalkers the opportunity to try their hand at sketching the Shreveport Water Works (now museum), for free! Both of these events happen at artspace, 708 Texas. Right next door, Parish Taceaux will be hosting a fundraiser for the Shreveport Water Works Museum from 5-9 pm. Come and say that you’re ‘there for the museum’ and a percentage of your bill will go to the water works!


For more information, head here: https://www.facebook.com/events/203044560294523/

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Joel Rodgers

Joel Rodgers joined RSHV News 1 in January 2018 as a reporter/journalist. Prior to joining our team, Joel spent the previous 5 years as a morning show reporter, entertainment reporter, and sports reporter for a local television station. At 6’5”, he's the tallest reporter in the history of Shreveport, but it’s more than just his height that makes this Shreveport native stand out. His editing skills combined with his love for storytelling makes for a creative and talented addition to the RSHV News 1 team. After attending and graduating from Evangel Christian Academy, he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism from Northwestern State University. Joel is very active in the Shreveport community having won several competitions in recent years. In 2017, he danced his way to victory in the annual Susan G. Komen event, “Dancing for the Cure." He’s also won the “Mudbug Madness” Crawfish eating contest in back-to-back years and was named the top celebrity chef at the “Louisiana Food Prize” cooking competition. If you have a story idea, news tip, or just want to say "hey" - you can do so by emailing Joel Rodgers at jrodgers@realshreveport.com

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