Enjoy HOSTS & the Krewe of Highland Parade- Sunday, March 2
On Sunday, March 2, visitors to Highland for the giant Krewe of Highland neighborhood Mardi Gras parade will also be able to experience Highland art- as part of the Highland Open Studios Tour-Sunday. HOSTS is always free and open to all, but generally involves driving to multiple locations. Because of the parade and road closings, this month’s HOSTS will be a walking art tour only and the hours will be limited from 11:30- 1:30 pm.
The HOSTS tour always starts at 436 Topeka, just one block north of Olive Street, at the workshop of artists Su Stella and Curt Harville. Browse glass & iron items, paintings, jewelry & items for your furry pooch friends. New this month are vibrantly colored art gourds by Nicola Ballard.
After enjoying the work space of Su and Curt, walk four blocks to the fabulous Noel Mansion, 555 Herndon, the work space of artist Dorothy Kristin Hanna. Visitors can register for a complimentary Relaxation Therapy session and view paintings and drawings by Dorothy Kristin and Kathryn Usher. Refreshments will also be served.
The Highland Community Cultural District is a large area that abuts the Shreveport Downtown Cultural District, the first Cultural District established in the area. Cultural Districts were created by the state to spark community revitalization based on cultural activity. Highland is a cultural hotbed with more artists than any neighborhood outside of New Orleans and become the second state-approved Cultural District in Shreveport-Bossier in 2011. Highland is using the Cultural District designation to promote its artists and art-related events and supports a series of opportunities for both artists and those who are interested in the many different types of art. We encourage Highland-area artists to ‘friend’ us on facebook at: Highland Restoration Association and Highland Cultural District.
There’s a lot going on in historic Highland! From Cultural District artist open studio tours, to holiday home tours to jazz and blues festivals, we have something fun for almost everyone. In addition to the entertainment, the Highland Restoration Association is hard at work on the issues that will affect our neighborhood in almost every way. Continue reading Check Out the Exciting Highland Happenings!
The long-running Highland Holiday Home Tour welcomed hundreds to the neighborhood the weekend of Dec. 7-8, who were able to view 12 homes and businesses decked out for the holidays! The Saturday night candlelight event featured the elegant homes of Fairfield Avenue bedecked in Christmas finery. The A-1 trolley or stretch limousines from Kilpatrick/Rose-Neath picked up guests at C & C Electric and spirited them to Fairfield Avenue, which for the night, was open to pedestrians only. The Sunday tour featured different homes around Highland and the first-ever Highland Holiday Art Market. 17 artists showed and sold wares ranging from metal sculpture to fine painting to jewelry.
The Celebrate Highland Holiday Home Tour was made possible by the Highland Restoration Association. homeowners and volunteers, with sponsorship by SWEPCO, Rose-Neath Funeral Homes, Inc., and ISA Stewart Insurance Associates, Inc.
Did you realize that the small sum that you pay to be a member of the Highland Restoration Association each year is what allows us to:
- Promote Highland
- Host the Highland Christmas Tour
- Present the spring Highland Experience
- Hold the spring Garden Tour
- Encourage Highland home ownership
- Keep on top of zoning, property standards, crime-related or quality of life matters
- Donate to beautification projects
- Work with the city on park improvements
- Hold twice-yearly General Membership Meetings
- Donate to the Highland Jazz & Blues Festival
- Provide donation and assistance to the Highland Open Studios Tour-Sunday events
- Encourage Neighborhood Watch
- Be the liaison between citizens and the city, parish, non-profits and business community
- Sound the alarm about issues potentially damaging to our neighborhood
- Present monthly awards for best yard and improvements
- Represent the neighborhood on the Council of Neighborhoods, at the City Council, Parish Commission, MPC and ZBA
Your voice and dollars matter in making our neighborhood stronger! With your membership you will receive the quarterly newsletter, be a member of the Highland Restoration Association facebook page, be invited the yearly membership meetings and be eligible for serving on the HRA board of directors.
Join or renew your membership now by clicking here – HRA-Membership-Application
Highland-area artists will be on display as part of the Celebrate Highland Holiday Home Tour on Sunday, December 8, 1-5 pm @ the home of HRA board member Liz Swaine and Steve Culp. The house at 2102 started life as something much different—it was originally Southern Avenue Grocery, a small neighborhood market built in the early 1920s. The ART MARKET itself will actually be in the just-completed workshop located on the side of the house. This isn’t just any workshop. It is a 1700-sf open span space with tall ceilings and walls clad in 150- year old Hemlock wood, saved from a barn being demolished in the Northeast. Continue reading Dec. 8- Holiday Home Tour ART MARKET