Family friendly Annual Earth Day Celebration to kick off in downtown Shreveport


SHREVEPORT, La., March 29, 2016 – Rainforest Art Foundation is partnering with the Marlene Yu Museum and CoCreative for its 2nd Annual Earth Day Celebration on Friday, April 22, 2016 at 710 Travis St., Shreveport, LA 71101 from 6-9 p.m. The Celebration is free with a suggested $10 donation per family. The event will feature art exhibitions, emerging artists, live music, local green groups, children’s activities, and food and beer for purchase.

Rainforest Art Foundation held its first Annual Earth Day Celebration in 2015 to help increase the community’s appreciation of nature through visual, performance, and culinary arts. This year it will be bigger with more art, more activities, and more nature love. Proceeds from the Celebration will help RAF and MYM expand on the renovations of their mutual home, the former YWCA building, which was in decline for ten years.

RAF’s next fundraiser will also kick off on April 22nd. The 1UP Fundraiser proceeds will be support the Marlene Yu Museum and RAF’s efforts to renovate the Museum’s staircase and second floor. Special incentives are being offered for donations of certain sizes. The Fundraiser will go until May 31st.

About Rainforest Art Foundation:

RAF is a 501(c)3 non profit with the mission to increase appreciation of nature through art. RAF was founded in 2001 by Marlene Tseng Yu in New York City, and opened its headquarters in Shreveport, LA in 2014. RAF provides kids’ educational programming, art exhibitions, and community events to fulfill its mission. For more information, visit


Iris MacLean

Public Relations Manager

Rainforest Art Foundation

(318) 840-5213