Shreveport Regional Arts Council prepares for grand opening

It’s an exciting time for the Shreveport Regional Arts Council, as it prepares for the grand opening of its highly anticipated Central Art Station.

The celebration is Thur., Feb. 28 at 5:00 p.m. People can tour the building and eat some chili. Then, there will be trolley rides to ArtSpace, where people can view a new art exhibit featuring local artists.
$4.5 million have been invested in remodeling the Italian Renaissance Building that formerly served as the Shreveport Central Fire Station.

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The $4.5 million Shreveport Regional Arts Council Central ARTSTATION opens Thursday with pomp and circumstance, glitter, hundreds of luminaries, art exhibitions by more than 200 artists and formal ribbon cutting by Shreveport Mayor Cedric Glover.

The entire community is invited and encouraged to attend as the historic 1922 Shreveport Fire Department Central Station is transformed into SRAC’s new headquarters — a place for artist training and for artists to work, earn a living and eventually live.

“I went down day before yesterday. I could not believe that place, the way they have completely redone it. I love it,” said former Shreveport Fire Chief Dallas Greene, who was based there his entire 47-year career.

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