Red River Revel issues call for artists

Red River Revel 2024 - Downtown Shreveport

Applications are now open for the 48th Annual Red River Revel Arts Festival to visual, music, and performing artists. Since 1976, the annual Red River Revel Arts Festival has offered a vast experience through art activities, entertainment, food, and cultural traditions.  The nine-day festival, held at Festival Plaza in downtown Shreveport, Louisiana, attracts approximately 60,000 people each year and features visual artists, two performances stages, food booths and a children’s arts education area. The festival dates are Saturday, September 28 through Sunday, October 6, 2024. 

“Visual and performing arts are the hallmarks of the Red River Revel and set the festival apart as an arts experience of high excellence,” said Logan Lewis, Executive Director of the Red River Revel.  “The jury process for visual artists is extensive and carefully organized. We also take a great deal of pride in offering a wide range of music & performing arts in both discipline and style. The goal we set out to achieve at the beginning of each year is to put together visual and performing art rosters that are dynamic and extraordinary; showcasing the highest quality of artists originating locally, regionally, and from around the world.” 

Visual Artists: All artworks must be original, designed, and produced by the exhibiting artist. No commercial reproductions will be allowed. Artists may only exhibit and sell work in the media category for which they were accepted. Categories include Ceramics/Pottery, Computer & Generated Art, Drawing, Fiber, Glass, Graphics & Printmaking, Jewelry, Metal, Mixed Media, Oil & Acrylics, Photography, Sculpture, Watercolor, and Wood. Applications are facilitated by Zapplication. To find the application and full list of rules and regulations, please visit 

Red River Revel 2024 - Artist Call

All submissions are evaluated by a blind jury process. The deadline to apply for the jury process is May 1st. The Red River Revel will send acceptance notifications on May 24th at which point juried artists must complete the contract by June 7th and deposit for artist booth must be paid by August 1st. There is a non-refundable application fee of $40.00.  

Music and Performing Artists: Bands, musical performers, dance groups, theatre companies, folklife artists, and filmmakers are encouraged to apply to perform or show at the Red River Revel. Applications for music and performing artists allows us to organize the large number of people that would like to play or perform at the Red River Revel by reviewing style, best fit, and availability, further allowing us to focus on putting together a high degree of variety in genre, discipline, and artistic style. Bands and Musical performers must select “Musician/Band” when and are required submit a music sample to be considered. All types of performances and genres will be considered. Once the application has been received, you may be contacted for booking or additional information. All applicants will be notified of submission status by May 24th. Applications are available only online at There is a non-refundable application fee of $10.00 for music/bands and there is no charge for performing art groups. 

For more information about the festival, please visit  

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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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