Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Picture of the Day


This is not what Texas street will look like tomorrow night with the return of Thursday Night Trolley Tours. The fun starts with a cash bar at artspace, 710Texas Street. The Shreveport Times describes the event this way "A guided tour, will showcase what downtown Shreveport has to offer in the way of art, history, culture, movie trivia, and science, on 14 trolley stops..." Your tour guide for the evening will be Jan Pettiet.

Did we mention this event is FREE?! (Excluding the cash bar). Sipping something cool and riding around on a trolley -- can't think of a better way to take in the Southern Museum of Art, West Edge Artists' Co-op, Municipal Auditorium, Logan Mansion, Strand Theatre, Millennium Mural, SciPort Discovery Center, Tipitina's, Spring Street Museum, Hilton Hotel, Shreveport Convention Center, Sports Museum, Arodasi Dance Center, Highway Grrls Gallery, Multicultural Center of the South, and Robinson Film Center.

During the evening at the Barnwell Center sounds of live "Hot Jazz on the Red" will fill the air as part of their Friends of Barnwell Summer Concert Series. The Meadows Museum of Art is also slated to participate, but this confuses RRBJ because that place is in Highland and not in downtown... but, oh well...

Thank you to Ryan Austin Dean at jawbone54 for the night capture of Texas Street.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

I believe that sipping something cool on the trolley would violate Louisiana's open container law. Therefore, I can't wait to see if it happens.

Tour de Shreveport said...

Pretty sure the sipping of spirits will take place inside of artspace but there are plenty of liquids that are legally portable and potable enough for a fine summer solstice eve. My current fav is Nantucket Nectars Pineapple Orange Banana. I snatch a little bottle when I'm faced with a long checkout line at my Highland Brookshires. What's your drink of summer 07?

coordinators said...

hello, Kathryn! good to talk with you this evening. i blogged standing at the EDGE at http://anchorpoet.blogspot.com/ feel free to lift pictures or text from there if you like, or i can email photos to you. becky

Noma said...

From the trolley tour, we encountered only 6 patrons at Highways Grrls Gallery at 327 Market. 4 of those drove themselves because they said they couldn't get a spot on it. What's up with that? We had cheese and everything...

Anonymous said...

At least three trolleys were running. On my trolley nobody wanted to get off and visit. They wanted to ride around to see everything. No one even got off at Sci-Port even though they could get in free.

Maybe they need to upgrade to those huge city buses and guarantee that another shuttle will be along every 15 minutes. It can be done. I think the thing was a victim of being too successful.

Next month the haunted Logan Mansion will be open for free... I'm betting everybody will be getting off there.

Noma said...

It has such potential. I do hope there is way to make it work.