Rainbow City Shreveport
November 2 to December 8, 2019 in Shreveport, Louisiana
Rainbow City Shreveport was presented by the Shreveport Regional Arts Council (SRAC) and made possible with a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. It was on view from November 2 to December 8, 2019. RAINBOW CITY Shreveport was a place to make new friends and entertain families during a six-week, fun-filled festival, as the people of Shreveport celebrated the grand opening of the City’s first urban greenspace—CADDO COMMON. CADDO COMMON is in downtown in the Shreveport Common Neighborhood. This exhibition was FREE and open to the public.
Academy Award-Winning Animation Artist William (Bill) Joyce says, ““RAINBOW CITY is not just balloons and bouncy houses. It’s a place about possibility, about heart, about innocence, and hope. RAINBOW CITY is about the power of art to open up and change everyone’s way of thinking about Art as a vital part of our community and culture. RAINBOW CITY is especially a place about the power to transform children into artistically attuned adults.”
SRAC brought Sam & Tury to Northwest Louisiana as Artists-In-Residence to share their message and to share RAINBOW CITY. They worked with area artists, children, neighbors and residents of social service organizations in the neighborhood where the new CADDO COMMON is located to help them see how art has the power to transform a community.