Beads & Brushes returns February 29th

Beads & Brushes: DIY Mardi Gras Bead Art Event 2024

The second annual Beads and Brushes event will be held Thursday, February 29, 2024 from 5:30 – 8:30 pm at Eleven Events Venue in Shreveport. This event is a do-it-yourself art project using beads caught at Mardi Gras parades. Guests can enjoy a fun night while recycling beads to make a custom piece of art to take home. 

“We are excited to host this event for a second year,” said Emerie Eck Holtzclaw, Executive Director of the Highland Area Partnership. “We had a great group last year that made the most beautiful art from beads they caught at our local parades. It is a great way to commemorate specialty beads or just make something fun! We can’t wait to see what everyone creates this year!” 

What’s included with your Beads & Brushes ticket?

Ticket holders will receive a brunch box from Up for Brunch that includes pancakes, fruit, meat, juice, and more that makes for a great breakfast for dinner combo. In addition, ticket holders can pick from a pre-painted or unpainted 9 x 12 canvas to create their art piece. Supplies and materials including paint, brushes, glue guns, and more will be on hand. There will be a cash bar on site. Proceeds from the evening benefit the Highland Jazz and Blues Festival. 

Ticket details

Tickets are on sale through Sunday, February 25th for $55.00 each. Tickets can be purchased on Eventbrite: For questions, please contact Emerie Eck Holtzclaw at

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Paul Savage, Jr.

Paul Savage, Jr. is a graduate of Centenary College of Louisiana and is the owner, founder, & designer of Savage Creative Solutions. Savage Creative Solutions is a full-service, integrated marketing agency headquartered in Shreveport, LA with a growing national footprint across multiple industries. Savage is a local marketing and communication professional, entrepreneur, and accomplished author. His debut memoir, "Diary of A Testicular Cancer Survivor," has been featured on Amazon's best-seller list.

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