Highland Open Studios Tour
Highland Throws Out the Welcome Mat for Highland Open Studios Tour Sunday- October 6
The Highland neighborhood’s Cultural District art initiative takes off in a big way the first Sunday of each month. On Sunday, October 6, eight venues featuring 24 artists, three bands, hands-on demonstrations, food and drink will be open to the public throughout the Highland neighborhood Cultural District.
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 and create some yourself. 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. Maps featuring the locations of other stops will be available here. 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, artist Keli McKenzie-Brown, Aliya Rafikova- color drawings & etchings.
118 East Jordan St.- Carrie and Jeormie Journell- original 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 Kristin Hanna art for sale, Jay Marks- wire sculpture. Live Music by Trash Can Jinga. 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, original works, prints for adults & kids to color and take home, water and lemonade for sale.
444 Olive St.- Olive Street Thrift Shop- 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.
Additional information can be found at: www.restorehighland.org
Contact for Media Use ONLY- (Please do not list my number as a general public contact): Liz Swaine, Volunteer for Highland Restoration Association, 318-455-2593