Make this weekend an ‘Art Weekend’

(Ark-La-Tex Weekend) - Rarely do we get a lot of new art shows and performances all around the same time. Starting on July 12, you can experience a lot of new and exciting exhibitions all over the Ark-La-Tex.

Wednesday, July 12

(6) Chuck Gray Artist Talk and Reception

5 - 8 p.m. at Central ARTSTATION (801 Crockett St.) in downtown Shreveport

Chuck Gray writes and paints in his very own genre of (6). Short and sweet, his compositions are made up of vertical and horizontal lines, to which he adds simple icons to tell a six-word story.

Meet Oscar Joseph by James Marks

5 p.m. at Central ARTSTATION in downtown Shreveport

While you’re at Central ARTSTATION, check out the new sculpture by wire artist James Marks. During the 2023 ArtBreak, Marks along with thousands of children worked together to create a life size sculpture. The new figure is named after Mark’s grandfather.

Thursday, July 13

Creative Art Connection & Introspective Art Opening in Bossier City

6 - 8 p.m. at the Bossier Arts Council (630 Barksdale Blvd.)

A captivating variety of artworks will be gracing the walls in the two galleries at the Bossier Arts Council. The Bossier City local art club is showcasing its member’s 2023 works in the Creative Arts Connection. Jacqueline Fitzgerald Ruiz will be hosting her solo show, Introspective, in the BAC’s Lower Artist Gallery. Ruiz’s art sets the viewer vibrant environment that is both realistic and abstract at the same time. During the opening reception, meet the artists while enjoying live music and poetry.

Thirsty Thursday in Caddo Common Park

6 - 9 p.m. at Caddo Common Park near downtown Shreveport

The Shreveport Regional Arts Council (SRAC) invites everyone to come down to the park for a free monthly event. Bring a lawn chair or blankets for a concert and poetry. Fatty Arbuckles will be there with a pop-up bar with specialty drinks.

From the SRAC press release, “Steven Waguespack’s music is a harmonious blend of genres, including Old School Metal, Classic Rock, Punk, Blues, and Folk Rock. His love for Rock-N-Roll shines through in every note, while his unique touch captures the essence of the Louisiana Swamp, creating eerie and captivating soundscapes. Joining Steven on the stage is the incredibly talented poet, Poetic X. With over a dozen years of experience in writing, performing, and teaching poetry, Poetic X has become a revered figure in the world of spoken word. Hailing from Shreveport’s Lakeside/Allendale neighborhoods, Poetic X draws inspiration from his surroundings and uses poetry as a unifying force.”

Friday, July 14

35th Annual Juried Exhibition

10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the Regional Arts Center (321 W. 4th. St) in Texarkana

Beautiful pieces of art from across the country are on display. Multiple mediums are represented from pen on paper to ceramics.

Saturday, July 15

D.L. Holmes KAT Residency Artist Talk & Workshop

10 a.m. - 1 p.m. at Central ARTSTATION in downtown Shreveport

Literary artist D.L. Holmes will hold a workshop focusing on the concept of self-branding and self-promotion without mental exhaustion. SRAC awarded Holmes a week long residency in the Kallenburg Artist Tower for a week in July. Holmes hopes that this will inspire a new body of work. From the SRAC press release, “Holmes will captivate attendees with an engaging artist talk. The focal point of his talk will be the art of drawing inspiration from the pulsating sensations of life.”

Sunday, July 16

The Addams Family

2 p.m.

Snap. Snap. This play based on the hit show and movies has Wednesday Addams with a boyfriend and both sets of parents will meet for a fateful and hilarious night.

Related Topic: Check out the concerts coming to the area this weekend here.

Robert Streeter

Robert Streeter

Robert is no longer an employee of KSLA as of October of 2023.