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/