SHREVEPORT, La. (KTAL/KMSS) – ArtBreak is back in Shreveport after COVID protocols forced a two-year hiatus.

City leaders made the announcement Wednesday afternoon that the region’s biggest student art festival returns this weekend at the Shreveport Convention Center with the theme Bigger, Bolder, Brighter.

ArtBreak is a showcase for Caddo Parish Students’ artwork including painting, poetry, and more will be featured and awarded.

The family-friendly event allows the public to try hands-on, fun art activities. It also highlights how art plays a major role in educational development.

“The Arts are the great equalizer so that students who are actively enrolled in the arts that generally perform better across the board academically. So giving them an opportunity to be recognized for their outstanding work that they do is critically important,” Henry Price, President of Shreveport Regional Arts Council said.

ArtBreak is open to the public from Friday, May 13 through Sunday, May 15 at the Shreveport Convention Center. For schedule and hours of operation visit their website.