Monday, June 04, 2007

Thursday Night Trolley rides coming to downtown on Th, June 21, 5:30 - 8:30 pm; to be an every-Thursday event

Jan Pettiet
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Raise your hand if you've enjoyed a visit to the MultiCultural Center of the South on Texas St. Or to Southern Univ Museum of Art, Shreveport. Or, heck, to Artspace, the place that I've so often written about for the past 2 years.

If you've checked out one or more, you're a Medici. If you haven't tasted any of the above, you're what we call the Latent Culturati.

Downtown arts organizations want to make it easier for you to become a Medici. They've found the funds for a Thursday night bus tour that will let you effortlessly absorb the art, history and trivia of Shreveport. And it's a complimentary ride.

In a narrative written and produced by Jan Pettiet, tour guide extraordinaire, riders have a choice of fourteen trolley stops during the 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm trek.

Tipitina’s Co-op
West Edge Artists' Co-op Gallery
Municipal Auditorium
Logan Mansion
SciPort Discovery Center
Barnwell Center
Spring Street Historical Museum
Highway Grrls Gallery
Arodasi Dance Center
Multicultural Center of the South
Southern University Museum of Art
Meadows Museum
The Strand Theatre
Firefighters and Antique Car Museum
Millennium Mural
J. Bennett Johnston Riverway Center
Sports Museum at the new Shreveport Convention Center
Hilton Hotel
Robinson Film Center
Riverview Park, and more.

Each of the stops will be interactive and many will offer refreshments, says Bonne Summers of SRAC.

Busses will arrive at designated stops about every 30 minutes. Guests have the option of visiting all of the locations in one night or utilizing a few more third Thursday nights to complete their journey.

Thursday Night Trolley
3rd Thurs of the month, beginning June 21st
5:30pm – 8:30pm
Busses will begin at Artspace (710 Texas Street)
No fee.
Reservations Required for Large Groups
673-6500 or 673-6535
Bonné Summers, 673-6510

1 comment:

Kathryn Usher said...

Highway Grrls Gallery? What is zis?