In Partnership with the Southern Weekend

Discover new art at Artspace

The Shreveport Regional Arts Council (SRAC) presents two new art exhibitions at Artspace in downtown Shreveport beginning on Friday, August 7. A soft opening is planned for 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm that night but space is limited due to COVID-19 restrictions. However you can explore both shows during regular Artspace hours Tuesday through Saturdays until September.

The Black Out Exhibition

August 7 – September 19

Take a look at Shreveport’s past, present and future through African-American artist’s works. Curators and artists want to evoke thoughts, emotions and actions from their works in visual musical, photographs and historical collections. See and hear the works from over fifteen local artists without judgement and retaliation. The exhibition can be seen on the top floor (Coolspace). For more information, follow the event on Facebook.

Depths of Inspiration

August 7 – September 6

Driftaway Float Center in Bossier City teamed up with the SRAC and several artists to create original artwork from the artist experience inside a float pod for flotation therapy. Basically, one floats in a sensory deprivation tank in a super saturated salt water solution. Many who go on this experience enjoy positive physical and mental benefits including increased creativity. See the artists interpretation of their float tank experience on the first floor under the Mezzanine level. Click here for more information.

While at Artspace (708 Texas St.), check out a third exhibition highlighting new art work from SRAC’s Roster Artists! See what works they have done since being in quarantine in Quarantime. With three different projects, you will find something you like and can relate to. See everything as you observe social distancing and wear a face mask during this time.