Shreveport, Louisiana: Giant Dalmatian With Glowing Spots

"Art," a 19 ft. tall Dalmatian sculpture, is covered with 254 spots that perform light shows after dark and change colors for holidays.
801 Crockett St., Shreveport, LA
South edge of downtown. I-20 exits 18A or 18D. Drive north a quarter-mile on Common St. Make sharp left onto Texas Ave., then first left onto Crockett St. You'll see the Dalmatian ahead on the right.
Best after dark. Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Glowing Dalmatian.

Giant Dalmatian With Glowing Spots

Shreveport's Giant Dalmatian was glowing at dusk.

[TikiPunch509, 07/17/2020]


Giant Dalmatian with Glowing Spots

Very impressive! His dog tag says "Art." We made it a point to visit Art during the daylight and after dark.

[Jennifer Nugent, 03/07/2018]

19-Foot-Tall Dalmatian

"Art" is 19-foot-tall statue peeking in the window of the Central ARTSTATION. He is said to be the guardian of the arts in Northwest Louisiana. During the day he seems to be a white statue of a dalmatian, but at night his spots light up. The community supported the statue by purchasing dots. They can type their name into a kiosk and their dot lights up. "Art" was designed by William Joyce and Brandon Oldenberg and paid for with a grant from the Educational Foundation of America.

[Casey Jones, 02/20/2015]

The dots also light up without any keystroking, but it must feel good to light your dot whenever you want.

Dalmatian sculpture.

Giant Dalmatian with Glowing Spots

Pretty neat giant Dalmatian. Hope to see it lit up after dark one day.

[C.J., 02/20/2015]

Dalmatian sculpture.

Giant Dalmatian with Glowing Spots

Dalmatian with changing spots.

[KevandBar, 02/20/2015]

Donors to the local arts council can buy a spot and turn it on remotely. Dedicated Nov. 6, 2014.

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