Grand Opening of the Rainforest Art Foundation


How did we transform a building in 10 years of decline in only 10 months?

Together, we did it for LOVE. Love of NATURE. FAMILY. ART. SHREVEPORT.

Celebrate Shreveport's First Contemporary Art Museum

Rainforest Art Foundation and Marlene Yu Museum

Thursday, December 18

Sunday, December 21

Thu Dec 18, 5:30-8:30PM
Dinner graciously donated by Petroleum Club of Shreveport and Farmer’s Seafood, cocktails, live entertainment, ribbon-cutting with Louisiana Lieutenant Governor Jay Dardenne and Executive Director Cathy Hernandez of Louisiana Division of the Arts
RSVP by Dec 12, by credit card for online tickets or by check, $125 per person ($75 tax-deductible)

Sun Dec 21, 1-4PM
Food, wine, live entertainment, ribbon-cutting with Downtown Development Director Liz Swaine and officials
FREE w/suggested $10 donation per family to benefit RAF's Young Artist Gallery and Biology & Art Exploration Program

Featuring local and international, professional and emerging artists inspired by the “Beauty and Spirit of Nature” in the Main Exhibition Halls and Gift Shop—Completion of Construction Phase I.

Culinary artists: Bistro Byronz, Bistro to Go, Blue Southern Comfort Foods, Chef Eddie Mars of Petroleum Club, Chef von Noppen of cafe@artspace, Drake Catering, Farmer's Seafood Co., Fleur de Crème, Glenwood Village Tea Room, Indigo Indian Bistro, Lagniappe Foods, Lucky Palace, Rhino Coffee, Ristorante Giuseppe, Sumo Supreme Buffet, The Noble Savage, Twisted Root Burger Co., Windrush Grill,…

Performing artists: Chamber Orchestra and Dr. K’s Dance Department of Caddo Magnet High, Louisiana Dance Collective, Tchai, recordings by Twang Darkly,…

Visual artists: Shirlene Alexander, Christina Arnold, Joe Bluhm, Julie Burgin, Susan Duke, Don Edwards, Debbie Engle, Meg Fournier, Ellen Frautschi, Taffie Garsee, Curt Harville, Camille Hirsch and Louis Sicard, Bob Horne, Judy Horne, Jim Hudelson, Eva Hurskin, Dave Ivey, Lana Johnson, Casey Jones, Lynn Laird, Caitlin Lindsay, Rosalyn Liu, Katy Merriman, Jason Phipps, Henry Price, Jeanne Reed, Rachel Sangsura, Christopher Seaman, Robert Streeter, Robert Trudeau, Minor Vinck, Adam Volker, Marlene Yu,…

...And more to come. Check the Facebook event page for updates!

Meet the Founder

Why Shreveport?

Marlene Yu Museum and Rainforest Art Foundation
710 Travis Street, Shreveport, LA 71101, (318) 717-9111

Director Stephanie Yu Lusk