In Partnership with the Southern Weekend

Take a Walk… a Shreveport Downtown Artwalk

Explore a fun part of downtown Shreveport on the first Wednesday of every month at the Downtown Artwalk.

On the first Wednesday of every month, bring the family to enjoy the Shreveport Downtown Artwalk. This free and fun event kicks off at 5:00 pm and ends at 8:00 pm. Every month will feature a different area of downtown. Sometimes it’s near the Red River District and the casinos. Another time might be around Shreveport Common or the Marlene Yu Museum or artspace on the west side. Maybe you’ll get to walk the southern section of downtown near Agora Borealis and Red River Brewing Company.

There are usually around 10 businesses per Artwalk that will be happy for you to come by and see everything. You’ll experience historic buildings and see what’s being done to bring new life and new opportunities to the area. Each location will have a few local artists. Chat with them and if you see something you like, pick it up and support the arts community.

September 4, walk the western side of Texas Street. Lots of artists will be set up at the Lofts at 624, the Shreve Memorial Library, Gina Marie’s, and the Southern University Museum of Art. Stop by artspace to meet 16 arts organizations. enter to win a raffle and pick up a copy of the 365 Culture Calendar. Minicine? will also show art featuring textiles, photography and drawings down on Texas Avenue. Enjoy food specials at Parish Taceaux, Abby Singer’s Bistro, Rhino Coffee, Sweetport and the Hot Dawg Hut.

Listen to “History in 5” where the Downtown Development Authority will talk about the history of a downtown building. Try your hand “Sketching the City” with the help of the Shreveport chapter of the American Institute of Architects. You will always hear great music as you stroll around the walk. Hungry? Find the food trucks and pick up a snack or enjoy a meal at one of the restaurants downtown.

Free parking is available around all of the destinations. The parking meters are free after 5:00 pm. Check out other free parking options before each event.

There are a number of ways you can keep up with the Shreveport Downtown Artwalk. Follow them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram , and their website.