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Red River Revel
The text "Red River Revel" is above the words "arts festival". The "river" in "Red River Revel" is blue.
FrequencyAnnually
Location(s)Shreveport, Louisiana
Years active1976–2019, 2021–
FounderJunior League of Shreveport
Websitewww.redriverrevel.com

The Red River Revel (colloquially referred as The Revel by locals) is an annual festival in Shreveport, Louisiana, that occurs every October.[1] The Revel began in 1976 as a bicentennial celebration sponsored by the Junior League of Shreveport. It is a nonprofit festival; any money garnered from sales finances the Revel for next year.

History

No Revel was held in 2020, but it returned the next year.

Activities

Mosaics are produced at the festival. An artist creates a design of the Revel logo, and attendees put colored tiles to match the design. While some mosaics have been removed or blocked due to subsequent construction, others remain visible, including on the base of the Texas Street Bridge. The Revel hosts booths that feature paintings, jewelry and crafts, as well as a children's area that provides visual arts education. The festival also features live music including musicians Benjy Davis Project and Corey Smith.

References

  1. ^ Clarke, Gregory D.; Hoaas, David J. (2007). "Festival Economics: The Case of the Red River Revel". Tourism Economics. 13 (1): 163–175. doi:10.5367/000000007779784470. S2CID 154133820.