Holidaze  Shopping at Artspace
Nov
8
to Dec 22

Holidaze Shopping at Artspace

It’s the “Hap-Happiest Season of All”--HOLIDAZE @artspace! Opening Thursday, November 8, there will be a party for hosting and marshmallows for roasting with live entertainment by Music Prize 2018 winner Ricky Latt and Tipsey the Band. It’s time to forget the ghost stories and to celebrate the glories of the more than 20 Artists whose creations give you the chance to avoid the mall and shop Uncommon items for friends far and near while enjoying holiday hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar, during “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year!”

The Shreveport Regional Arts Council (SRAC) is celebrating HOLIDAZE 2018 from the opening on Thursday, November 8 through Saturday, December 22. artspace will be decked top to bottom with paintings, handmade ornaments, wooden boxes, and pet accessories, photography, bags, stuffed creations, caricatures, quilts and more original art created by Northwest Louisiana Artists including:
Bre Banks
Tracy McComic
Hannah Roark
Megan Davis Taylor Art
Joshua Brittian
Donna Natali
Ron Smith
Wesley Touchstone
Erica Branch
Brittani Phillips
Mary Caroline Colgin Spano
Lauri Barre Wallace
Susan Duke Art
Paige Powell
Donna Strebeck - Sewist
Star Williams
Hilary George
Emily Steed Pullin
Sherry Tamburo - Fiber Artist
Jnanne Zepeda

Giftspace will also be filled to the brim with metal clay, gemstone and custom designed jewelry; silk scarves; original paintings; sculptural and wearable textile and fiber art; and handmade blanket ladders, hooks, and frames. Much of this Art will also be showcased in the front window section of artspace during HOLIDAZE. Every Thursday throughout the holidays artspace will be open late for extended shopping with live entertainment to put you in a holly/jolly mood for the season.

Performing on Thursdays during November and December will be the following:
• Ricky Latt and Tipsey the Band – Thursday, November 8
• The 3 -- Thursday, November 15
(Tanji Jefferson, Ron "Slack" Jefferson, and Alex Johnson)
• Brumley & Gardner -- Saturday, November 24
• The Joanitones -- Thursday, November 29
• Poboy McCoy -- Thursday, December 13
• Stephanie Jackson -- Thursday, December 20

On the final Saturday before Christmas, December 22, artspace is making HOLIDAZE even brighter for its last shopping day before Christmas with music by popular local group Twang Darkly and a couple of extra hours to shop the local Artists and their unique creations. Extended hours will be until 7:00 p.m. Happy HOLIDAZE!

The Artists of Northwest Louisiana are the ones whose talents create the rich cultural fabric of our region. HOLIDAZE showcases the creativity that defines the Art scene of Northwest Louisiana and is the perfect opportunity to explore the many facets of the Arts and to support creatives. The Opening Party on Thursday, November 8 will also be an opportunity to meet the HOLIDAZE artists and hear about how they make their art.

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Merry Merry at the Mercantile
Dec
14
5:30 PM17:30

Merry Merry at the Mercantile

Come meet the new owners and some of the artists/vendors at our FIRST evening holiday shopping event before we turn C&C Electric & Lighting into C&C Mercantile & Lighting!

Shop LOCAL for fabulous art, antiques, oddities and lighting while enjoying food, refreshments and music.

If you’ve never visited the store, this is the perfect time!!!!

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A Very Strange Christmas
Dec
9
4:00 PM16:00

A Very Strange Christmas

'Tis the season to shop local! Ditch those big box stores for more personal pieces that really say you care...because you do, right? Maybe you don't? Shame on you. Shopping local puts bread on the table and beer in our bellies!

We are T-Minus SIXTEEN days away from Christmas. If you are buying for this holiday or any holiday, this is the place to DO IT. This month we have TEN vendors participating in The Collective including:

Vessel Vintage
Vintage clothing
IG: @vesselvintage
vesselvintage.com

This Old Thing Shop
Vintage clothing
IG: This Old Thing
etsy.com/shop/thisoldthingco

Caddo Candle Co.
Handmade candles poured in Highland
IG: @caddocandleco

SubtleTees Junk Jewels
Upcycled clothing
IG: @subtleteesjunkjewels
etsy.com/shop/subtletees

Hillary Frazier
Artist
IG: @hillaryafrazier
hillaryfrazier.com

Rat des Champs Atelier
Handmade vintage sewing atelier featuring ethically sourced natural fibers and materials
IG: rat.des.champs
ratdeschamps.com

Paige Powell
Mixed media artist
IG: @pixelpage
pixelpaige.com

Chord Designs
Music inspired jewelry
IG: chordsdesigns
chorddesigns.com

Ben's Body Basics
Handmade, plant based body care products
IG: @bensbodybasics
linktr.ee/bensbodybasics

Organic Roots Accessories LLC
Handcrafted accessories
IG: @organic_roots_accessories
organicrootsaccessories.com

STRANGE BREW will be serving up their Sunday Funday drink specials including:
$2 DRAFT
$2 WELL DRINKS
$2 MIMOSAS
$2 WINE
$2 FIREBALL

THE COLLECTIVE is an every other month curated lifestyle pop-up by Vessel Vintage and Strange Brew. From vintage threads to home decor, body products and more, we aim to bring you a local slice of the Ark-La-Tex in a fresh, fun way.

This is a FREE event and is smoke free. Guests inside the bar must be 21+. Prepare to bring cash, though most vendors should accept most credit cards.

#shopstrange

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December Downtown Artwalk
Dec
5
5:00 PM17:00

December Downtown Artwalk

We're going to put you in the Christmas spirit with a fun night of art, shopping, music and food. Jump on the free Twinkle Trolley and be whisked to fun locations downtown. Shop at the HUGE Friends of Shreve Memorial Library BOOK SALE (the prices are ridiculous!), shop the artistic and unusual antiques and oddities at Gina Marie's Antiques, Oddities, & Curiosities, find yourself in a HOLIDAZE at artspace shreveport, enjoy art and live music at the Lofts at 624, visit with vendors at The Agora Borealis and Norsworthy Gallery. It's all part of a fun evening of spirited celebration and eye-popping shopping! More coming soon, but mark your calendars for this fun event now.

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Great Raft "Independents" Day
Jul
4
11:00 AM11:00

Great Raft "Independents" Day

We’ll be opening early (11 am), and we’ll be celebrating local “independents” on this Independence Day – with independent music, food, and beer...all from right here in Shreveport. We’ll also have a pop-up shops from Day Old Blues Records, Paige Powell and Pelican Parish Supply Co..

The live music and entertainment schedule is as follows
12 - Ben Marshal
2 - The Savage Trio (members of Rella)
4 - Hot Dog Eating Contest
5 - Shayliff
7 - Logan & The Legendaries


Don't miss our Hot Dog Eating Contest at 4 PM. If you want to participate, email bob@greatraftbrewing.com. First come, first served.

There will be a special menu from Southern Fork Catering and lots of Great Raft beer.

There are a lot of awesome reasons to celebrate our “Independents” in Shreveport – so plan ahead and come party with us.

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Midsummer Museum Crawl
Jun
22
5:00 PM17:00

Midsummer Museum Crawl

Join The Meadows Museum of Art, The R.W. Norton Art Gallery, and The Louisiana State Exhibit Museum for the first Midsummer Museum Crawl. Each location will feature visual art, a curated culinary experience, signature cocktails, and live music! Must be 21 or older to attend. Every thirty minutes, trolleys will rotate between venues to shuttle guests to the next location. $35 for a single ticket or $60 for a couple's ticket.

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Artist Studios at Artspace Exhibition Opening
May
31
5:00 PM17:00

Artist Studios at Artspace Exhibition Opening

Most Artists “live their work,” but we all need balance in our lives—a LITTLE SPACE or separation between work and all the rest. An Artists’ studio is where the magic happens--the conjuring place for new Art. This Summer, the Shreveport Regional Arts Council (SRAC) has awarded six artists another opportunity to create their own studio space in artspace to create, work, demonstrate and SELL their art to the public.

featuring: John Daniel • Kirsi-Marja Hardy • Madeline Marak • Paige PowellSherry TamburoMike Torma
May 31 - August 11, 2018

Experience artists as they work in a collaborative, yet individual setting, in artspace to both demonstrate and experience how working in a downtown artist studio environment can be.

Exhibition Opening
Thursday, May 31
5:00pm - 8:00pm
Tunes by Twang Darkly
Cool nibbles & cash bar
Free Admission!!!

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Fauxtography
May
2
to May 17

Fauxtography

 PLAYFUL MEETS SURREAL AT DOWNTOWN SHREVEPORT ART SHOW

FAUXTOGRAPHY: An Exhibit of Works by Paige Powell, will be held at minicine? at 846 Texas Street in downtown Shreveport Wednesday, May 2 from 5PM until 8PM. Guests will enjoy music from Jesse Rawlinson, Jeremy Hayes, and Jerry Lee ll, and refreshments from Go Greenly and Lyon’s Pride Coffee.
 

Fauxtography is a free event featuring the artist’s 318 Collages and The Couch Series. With a background in advertising and graphic design, Powell’s work combines playful, bold color with a humorous nod to the absurd. Her 318 Collages mix Shreveport landmarks with vintage and modern cultural elements for a surreal look at her hometown. In her Couch Series, Powell experiments with stunning color saturations and whimsical personalities to create story book portraits.

 

 

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Central Station POP UP Shop!
Apr
7
to Apr 8

Central Station POP UP Shop!

Central Station is Shreveport's Largest Alternative Lifestyle Multi-Venue Bar/Night Club! 
Offering a Country Bar, Dance Club, Video Lounge & Show Bar!

When you're cooling down from the dance floor, grab a cold drink and check out prints of Paige Powell's original art, graphic bags and felt jewelry!

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Chemistry Salon Pop Up Shop
Mar
30
10:00 AM10:00

Chemistry Salon Pop Up Shop

Need Last minute Easter gifts?  I'll be set up at Chemistry Hair Salon from 10 am to 4 pm, Friday, March 30th.  I'll have prints of my newest collages, 3 different size graphic carrying bags, and felt bead necklaces & bracelets!  Get a cool print for him, and a necklace and bag for her!  Shop Local and support Local Art while checking out Chemistry Salon's great hair products. Or book a hair treatment!  It's sure to be a GOOD Friday, anyway you slice it!

 

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Critical Mass 6
Mar
2
to May 5

Critical Mass 6

Critical MASS returns with over 150 entries of Visual and Literary art in our annual exhibition. This event is FREE and open to the public.

Critical Mass 6 combines critique, creativity and community building through an explosion of art, entertainment and literature. Nowhere will artistic energy be greater March 2 through May 5, 2018 than on two full floors of artspace in downtown Shreveport when Critical Mass 6 debuts with art from almost 150 visual and literary artists from across Northwest Louisiana (NWLA).

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