ARTBREAK Is BACK Bigger, Bolder BRIGHTER & Better Than EVER!

Enjoy an entire weekend of Artbreak fun May 13-15

By Mimi Rankin Webb - Macaroni KID Shreveport-Bossier Moms In the Know Publisher May 13, 2022

In April The Shreveport Convention Center becomes a bluster of activity and a burst of bold color as the Shreveport Regional Arts Council fills over 95,000 square feet of the center with Northwest Louisiana’s annual student showcase of visual, literary, performing, culinary and film Art, plus more than 50 S.T.E.A.M., make-and-take activities to celebrate the creativity of children of all ages.

This year, the #LIGHTITUP Bakowski Bridge of Lights Texas Street Bridge Project will give area festival goers the chance to learn all about the process that goes into designing for the light shows for the bridge AND even add their own flair to a gigantic Artbreak Light Show design being curated by Broadway Lighting Designer Jason Lyons and designed by festival goers themselves during this year's Artbreak!

The festival opens to the public Friday  when the Convention Center is bustling with student singers, dancers, musicians and performers; young film producers; emerging chefs; thousands of high school, middle school and elementary school visual artworks; thousands of poems, short stories, Haiku and other literary artworks; hundreds of banners showing the support of major sponsors; and several thousand proud parents celebrating the creative achievements of Caddo Parish students of all ages.  

There is no break in the action during ArtBreak with more activities, more student art, more new ways to create and more people than ever.  It’s the largest student arts festival in the south, and you don’t want to miss it.

Schedule of Events

Friday, May 13  2022

5:00 PM - 9:00 PM    2nd Floor - Film Prize Jr. Screenings 
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM   2nd Floor - Fashion Forward

Friday, May 13  2022
Citizens National Bank Stage

5:00 PM Herndon Folk Music & Strings
5:30 PM Green Oaks HS Dance, Music, Choir, and Theater
6:00 PM Judson Magnet Honor Choir
6:30 PM Walnut Hill Ukulele Group and Choir
7:00 PM Eden Gardens Honor Choir Orff

Friday, May 13  2022
McDonalds Stage

5:00 PM Uncle Devin Family Percussion Show
6:00 PM A.C. Steere Cheerleaders
6:30 PM A.C. Steere 3rd Grade Singers
7:00 PM  Cherokee Park MK Squad
7:30 PM  *Cherokee Park Motown Sound
8:00 PM  The Rollettes and Ron Hardy

Friday, May 13  2022
McGivney Stage

5:00 PM Word of God Academy Songwriters
5:30 PM St. John Berchmans Catholic School
6:00 PM Sage Johnson
6:30 PM Woodlawn Leadership Academy Choir

Saturday, May 14  2022

10:00 AM - 9:00 PM    2nd Floor - Film Prize Jr. Screenings 
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM   Citizens National Bank Stage - All-Parish Honor’s Music Program
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM  Middle Hall - 1st Floor   Sizzle Culinary Art Series
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Citizens National Bank Stage  KTAL-6 ArtBreak’s Got Talent   

Saturday, May 14  2022
Citizens National Bank Stage

10:00 AM  Middle School Honor Band
10:30 AM  High School Honor Band
11:00 AM  High School Honor Jazz Band
11:30 AM  Elementary School Showcase
12:00 PM   Elementary School Showcase
12:30 PM High School Honor Orchestra
1:00 PM  Elementary School Honor Orchestra
1:30 PM  Middle School Honor Orchestra
2:00 PM Rollettes and Ron Hardy
2:30 PM Middle School Honor Choir
2:30 PM High School Honor Choir
3:00 PM Riverside Show Choir
3:30 PM Caddo Magnet High Choir
4:00 PM Rollettes and Ron Hardy
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM  TALENT SHOW

Saturday, May 14  2022
McDonalds Stage

10:00 AM North Caddo Elementary Middle Wolfpack
10:30 AM Westwood Bucket Drumming and Dance
11:00 AM Fairfield Elementary Magnet FEM
11:30 AM Werner Park Choir and Dance
12:00 PM Youree Drive Middle School Spartan Choir
12:30 PM Riverside Elementary Drama Club and Choir
1:00 PM Summerfield Elementary Choir
1:30 PM Donnie Bickham Elementary Middle School Flagline
2:00 PM E. B. Williams Stoner Hill Recorders
2:30 PM North Highlands Choir
3:00 PM University Elementary 5th Grade Musical
3:30 PM Huntington Cheer
4:00 PM  Huntington Drumline Showcase
5:00 PM  Uncle Devin Family Percussion Show

Saturday, May 14  2022
McGivney Stage

10:00 AM Battle of the Books!
10:30 AM Battle of the Books!
11:00 AM Battle of the Books!
11:30 AM Battle of the Books!
12:00 PM Battle of the Books!
12:30 PM North Highlands Drama Club
1:00 PM Northwood Talented Arts
1:30 PM Northwood Talented Arts
2:00 PM Cherokee Park Superheroes
2:30 PM Captain Shreve High School - Sichari & Laura Lee
3:00 PM Linwood Charter Choir
3:30 PM Fair Park Drumline, Cheer and Pep Squad
4:00 PM Caddo Magnet Poetry Out Loud 

Sunday, May 15  2022

1:00pm - Citizens National Bank Stage - Shreveport Symphony Orchestra performs an original score to “The Leaf Men Brave Good Bugs” by William Joyce featuring soloists Aiden Poling and Maddison Gilcrease with narration by Angelique Feaster.

Sunday, May 15  2022
Citizens National Bank Stage

1:00 PM Shreveport Symphony Orchestra perform“The Leafman and the Brave Good Bugs”



Sunday, May 15  2022
McDonalds Stage

12:00 PM  Marshall High School Dance
12:30 PM  Woodlawn Leadership Academy Choir
1:30 PM  Inter City Row Modern Dance Company
2:00 PM  Ron Hardy Drumming
2:30 PM  Marvelous Midway Monarchs
3:00 PM  University Elementary Cheer Team

Sunday, May 15  2022
McGivney Stage

1:00 PM Cherokee Park KIYLA WHITAKER
2:00 PMSongbook South


  • Juried Visual & Literary Arts Exhibition View more than 2,000 Student Artworks on two floors!
  • Winners’ Circle of Art with $22,000 in Cash Prizes – 1st Floor Hallway
  • Elementary and Middle School Showcase exhibited on 1st floor
  • High School Showcase exhibited on 2nd floor in Halls
  • School Exhibition Booths – Check out the prized Arts Programs in each School! Elementary and Middle School Booths on 1st floor; High School Booths are on the 2nd Floor.
  • LIGHT IT UP! Design the ArtBreak Light Show – create your signature light “statement!” Meet Jason Brady, Broadway Lighting Designer, the professional Artists – John Lomax, James Marks, Mimi Webb and Austin Jennings - and the Student Design Team Graduates who are programming the “Bakowski Bridge of Lights on the Texas Street Bridge!” - 1st Floor Hallway
  • PERFORMANCES! – Three stages are brimming with performances all weekend – see the stage schedule!
  • Hands - On Art Activities - More than 25 Make and Take Art activities taught by Northwest Louisiana Professional Artists and themed to the William Joyce Book, The Leaf Men and the Brave Good Bugs. Each activity showcases how the Arts combine with Science, Technology, Engineering and Math to make STEAM!
  • Become a LEAF…MAN! Create your personal leaf and leave (leaf) it on the giant tree created from the book, The Leaf Men and the Brave Good Bugs!
  • Community Art Organization Activities – Meet the School Partners who provide supplemental School Arts Learning!
  • Caddo Schools Book Fair – Choose the best books and stories for children from ECE through Middle School!
  • Souvenir Booth – Get your ArtBreak T-Shirt, purchase an original work by a Student Artist, and purchase an “Image of ArtBreak” tile or Artwork at the Souvenir Booth – 1st Floor Hallway

Nothing celebrates the achievements of Caddo Parish Students in a bigger way than ArtBreak where the kids are creating, cookin’, jammin’, filming, performing and letting off S.T.E.A.M.; where major sponsors are stepping up the game to showcase thousands of students and their skills; and where outstanding student creations collect more than $20,000 in cash awards.

**First Lesson FREE With Paid Registration & Code MACKID**



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