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September Downtown Shreveport Artwalk

It’s Downtown Artwalk’s third birthday and the kickoff to 365 days of art. This calls for a party! Celebrate as you walk to events at Artspace Shreveport, Lofts at 624, Marlene Yu Museum, At Home Academy Test Prep and Tutoring, Sweet Tee Shreveport, Robinson Film Center, Southern University Museum of Art-Shreveport and other locations in the 600-700 blocks of Texas and the 700 block of Travis. Art and artists, street performers, poetry readings and art demonstrations, tours of historic buildings, food and drink specials history talks and your chance to Sketch the City with AIA/LAF Architect Mischa Farrell. It’s FREE and appropriate for all ages!

1. artspace shreveport – 710 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, ML Dumars (6:40), and Dorie LaRue (7:15)! Sweet Tee & 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)
• 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 history 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!

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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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