- Joel Rodgers
The Red River Revel, winner of the 1988 President’s Volunteer Action Award, began in 1976 as the Junior League of Shreveport’s Bicentennial gift to the citizens of the region. The goal of the festival is to provide the general populace a celebration of the finest visual and performing Arts experiences.
Volunteers Make It Happen
Each year since 1976, this nonprofit arts festival has united people throughout the area to both enjoy the arts, as well as volunteer their time to make the Revel possible. The festival relies on the diligent work of more than 10,000 volunteers who contribute almost 160,000 hours to manage its activities.
Awards & Recognition
The Red River Revel has garnered considerable national recognition. It was even featured on ABC’s Good Morning America! The Revel received three special honors in 2002: named in Sunshine Artists Magazine’s Top 100 Fine Arts Festivals, named an AAA Southern Traveler’s Travel Treasure and named one of the Top 20 events by the Southeastern Tourism Society.
What Can Be Found at The Revel
The Red River Revel Arts Festival celebrates the arts with more than 100 visual artists from across the country, three performance stages that feature live music and performances, and a large area dedicated specifically to providing Arts Education for children.
We’ll have more even information on the Revel as the time draws near.