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The month of August is HOT!! But the downtown Shreveport Artwalk is COOL!

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  • Joel Rodgers

Each month something special happens in downtown Shreveport. Let’s face it, something cool and fun is always happening in downtown Shreveport, but the first Wednesday of each month sits a tradition that continues to grow in popularity and coolness.

It’s the monthly downtown Shreveport Artwalk, and it returns Wednesday, August 1st! Come out from 5-8pm for a fun event hosted by The Agora BorealisCotton St FarmsThe Office Hub – Shreveport, and Shreveport DDA.

Click here for the Facebook event page. Share the page and tell your friends you’re interested or planning to attend.

If you’re wondering what the August Artwalk has to offer, the answer is easy – it has everything! Check it out. Here’s a list of locations, artists, and fun things acciocated with the August Artwalk.

Jump on the Shreveport Limousine air-conditioned trolley for a cool ride to 11 Downtown art stops!
The trolley will be picking up at:
1200 Marshall St.- Red River Brewing Co.
421 Lake St.- Agora Borealis, iArchitecture, Definition Industries, Lake St. Gallery, Rydaz Bar & Eatery
416 Cotton St.- DDA Office
600 Lake St.- Hughes Tool Co. Workshop
721 Edwards St.- Lee Hardware Gallery, Cotton St. Farms
331 Milam St.- The Office Hub
716 Marshall St.- Ridgeway Square

Stops & Artists Include: The Office Hub, 331 Milam St.
Karen La Beau-color explosion on canvas
RNL Authentic- clothing
Robert Trudeau- Caddo & La. Heritage Sketches
Talbot Hopkins- Fine Art Painting
Celia Carr- Contemporary Acrylic Painting
Raydra Hall-Fiber Art

Lee Hardware Gallery-721 Edwards St.
James Ward- Modern Art Painting
Lisa Cook Marshall- Ceramics & Handmade Decor
Maggie Mae Vedis- Recycled Jewelry & Mixed Media
Bre Judge

DDA Office- 416 Cotton St.
Hannah Roarke- Black & White Caricatures while you wait
Bertha Harris- Louisiana Folkart
La Vie En Rose- Eclectic Beaded Jewelry
Josh Brittian- Downtown Photography

Cotton St. Farm- 406 Cotton St. (enter through alley)
Karmen Reed-
Rusty Carter- Therapy on Canvas
Carly E. Maxey-Handmade Art Variety
Tobby Smith-Street Photographer
Fresh produce available for purchase!

Ridgeway Square- 719 Marshall St. See what these wonderful condos look like now! (air-conditioned)
Lobby- Star Williams – Space Pop Paintings

Ridgeway Square Parking Lot- The Hot Dawg Hut – great Chicago dogs and drinks

The Agora Borealis- 421 Lake St.
Music by The Wall Chargers
Ben Whalen- Ben’s Body Basics
Jeremy Johnson- Pelican Parish Supply Co.

iArchitecture- Lake St.
works by Hooshang Khorasani
Sweetport Ice Cream featuring popular flavor, ‘Strollin’ The Norton’

Lake Street Gallery- Lake St.
Exhibit opening of IIhabela- landscapes by Madeline Marak
Treats & libations

Definition Industries- Lake St.
Brittani Phillips- Functional & Abstract Art

Rydaz Eatery & Bar- Lake St. Fun Eats & Drinks during and after the Artwalk! Open until 12 pm!
$5- Jose Margaritas, $5 Cajun Turkey/Rotel & Chips, Loaded Taco Bar, 2 for $5

Old Hughes Tool Co.- 600 Lake St.
Steve Culp- Mechanical Planet Metal Sculptor
Tracy McComic- Metal Sculpture Jewelry
Rod Talbot- B & W Scratch Board Paintings
Ben Humphrey- Live ‘Bob Ross’ Paintings
6:20 pm- History in 5 – Liz Swaine
6:30 pm- Sketch the City – Mischa Farrell, architect

Red River Brewing Co.- 1200 Marshall St.
Kegan Kidd & Bossier Arts Council – Live Primal Flow Artwalk Painting Demonstrations.
Fat Calf Boucherie- All-American Burger for $10 (tax included) if you show an Artwalk map.

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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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