Five Things to Do in Shreveport-Bossier City This Week
Geek'd Con in Shreveport, Stan "The Record Man" Lewis Festival, Slide the City, Artist Reception for Ann Gilloon, The Tattooed Portraits Series
Geek’d Con in Shreveport
In its second year, Geek’d Con 2016, taking place at the Shreveport Convention Center from Aug.19-21, will celebrate all things geek culture.
Stan “The Record Man” Lewis Festival
There will be a whole lot of shaking going on in downtown Shreveport from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday. The Stan Lewis Festival is the headliner with live music from local and national artists, historic tunes played by musical archivist Chris Brown, a Record Ruckus Vinyl Shop in downtown artspace, a food truck court, one-of-a-kind Arts Market, and a chance to meet Stan “The Record Man” himself!
Slide the City
Slide the City is a family-friendly slip-and-slide water party event with live music, food, drinks, water, and of course the biggest slip-and-slide ever to hit asphalt. How big is the slide, you ask? Slide the City is 1000 feet of slick vinyl to brighten the streets of downtown Shreveport. That’s right — it’s over three football fields of slippery fun. This is a rain-or-shine event. Just remember, you’ve got to bring your own tube. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.slidethecity.com.
Artist Reception for Ann Gilloon
An artist reception honoring Ann Gilloon will take place from 5-8 p.m. at The Agora Borealis. Light hors d’oeuvres and libations will be served.The new series of paintings is an interpretation of the beauty in our connections, our linkage with the world around us and the energy that will pass from these seemingly disconnected things.The Agora Borealis is set to present Ann Gilloon’s newest series of paintings “Neither Created nor Destroyed” on the Gallery Wall August 22nd – September 24th.
The Tattooed Portraits Series
Once seldom seen on anyone other than biker babes, sideshow freaks and old salts, the tattoo has become a $1.65 billion dollar industry and today is proudly displayed as fine art in galleries from London to San Francisco as well as on 36% of all U.S. Millennial adults. On August 25th, renowned Ringling College of Art oil painter, illustrator and teacher turned tattoo artist, Shawn Barber, will open his exhibit of tattoo painting and portraiture at artspace in downtown Shreveport.