Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Open arts & crafts studios, art for sale, food and drink, music: Highland Open Studios Tours on Sun, Oct 6, Shreveport, 10 am to 3 pm

Sun, Oct 6, Shreveport by trudeau
Sun, Oct 6, Shreveport, a photo by trudeau on Flickr.

Eight venues featuring 24 artists, three bands, hands-on demonstrations, food and drink will be open throughout the Highland neighborhood Cultural District on Sun, Oct 6, says Liz Swaine.

The event is Free and allows tours into the homes and work spaces of Highland artists as well as the opportunity to see art being created.

One-of-a-kind artworks will be available for purchase at each location. The 10 am- 3 pm event begins at 436 Topeka Street (across from Highland Park) at the workshop of artists Su Stella and Curt Harville, where maps of all locations on the tour will be available.

Stops for October 6 include:

436 Topeka St.- Su Stella and Curt Harville- glass & iron items, blacksmithing & art demonstrations. EcoPsychArt wreaths & wood art by Pam Viviano McDonald, original art by Kathryn Usher, Pronto Puppy & dog items by Kerstie Harville.

2011 Highland Ave.- Live music by Twang Darkly, Laura D’Arcangelo- handmade jewelry, Simply Divine Jewelry & Boutique Pop-Up Shop, Tammy & Steve Zhilavsky- mixed media art and sculpture.

1173 Louisiana Ave.- Blue Southern Comfort Foods hamburgers & drinks. Live music by Alexandra McCullough, Lynn Laird- scrimshaw & custom gun grips, photography & fine art, scrimshaw demonstrations. Marijo Brown- recycled, repurposed & upcycled art, Keli McKenzie-Brown- , Aliya Rafikova- color drawings & etchings.

118 East Jordan St.- Carrie and Jeornie Journell- orginal paintings & prints, mixed-media objects.

1536 Stephens St.- Myron Griffing Open House- art, interior decor, furnishings for sale. Brett Malone- original paintings.

829 Kirby St.- Wendy Tisdale original jewelry, painted furniture, digital art prints. Dorothy Kristen Hanna art for sale. Jay Marks- wire sculpture. Live Music by Leonard Service & The Pickers. Massage raffle tickets for sale (proceeds donated to Highland’s own Robinson’s Rescue low cost spay & neuter clinic).

424 Dalzell St.- Karen LaBeau- expressionism paintings. Marci Gatlin-Hicks- brightly colored prints & notecards, some original works, prints for adults & kids to color and take home, water and lemonade for sale.

444 Olive St.- Olive Street Thrift Shop- Remember that a portion of sales go to support animal welfare causes.

The Highland neighborhood is Caddo-Bossier’s only state- approved neighborhood Cultural District (the other cultural district is located in Downtown Shreveport) and means that no sales tax is owed on one-of-a-kind works of art.

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