In Partnership with the Southern Weekend

Explore the diversity and culture of Northwest Louisiana

Explore a place where all of the cultures of the Ark-La-Tex come together.

The Multicultural Center of the South is located in the heart of Downtown Shreveport. According to their website, the Multicultural Center was established in 1999. It was first conceived by Louisiana Senator Gregory Williams Tarver. Their mission is to educate the general public and visitors about the rich diversity and history of Shreveport, Bossier, Northwest Louisiana and the South.

The Center has numerous cultural exhibits, musical programs, artistic endeavors and demonstrations for you to take in. They encourage visitors to take a vicarious journey to distant lands to learn about the practices and traditions transported to this country by both long-ago and present day immigrants.

   

The Multicultural Center hosts exhibits reflecting a variety of cultures present in Northwest Louisiana. These cultures on display are: Mexican, Native American, Irish, Scottish, Cajun, Creole, African-American, Iranian, Jewish, German, East Indian, Greek, Italian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Filipino, and Slavic.

The Center presents a variety of events all year long such as Christmas Around the World and Multicultural Holiday themes as well as a Women’s Conference every March. Upcoming events can be found here on their website.

    

You can visit the Multicultural Center Tuesday – Friday between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm with Saturday and evenings available by appointment. Rooms are also available to rent for special occasions and events. For more info, you can visit their website or call (318) 424-1380.