Art galleries, a famous local Santa and TikToker

It’s the last countdown to Christmas, Shreveport! In no time you will ring in the new year and start fresh with resolutions.

There’s a lot going on here this week as the locals prepare for the holidays. Check out some of the things you might have missed while finishing your recent Christmas shopping.

Big Sun Studios opens its second exhibition

I sat down with gallery director Kelly M. Ward and video producer Julian Tizian to discuss the recent opening of their Art gallery that doubles as a video production company. You can also preview their latest exhibition, DENOART: The Art of Dennis O’Bryant.

How Britt Kham brings Louisiana food flair to TikTok

Britt Kham

Brittany Kham was looking for something to while she was looking for a job when she downloaded the popular TikTok video app. She now has over 1.2,000 followers and is partnering with the famous spice brand Slap Ya Mama over a debate over whether sugar belongs in your spaghetti.

Heated terraces to enjoy a warm meal this winter

The Fairfield Market and Café at 6955 Fern Loop in Shreveport has a heated terrace for winter dining.

Even if winter is just around the corner, it’s still nice to sit on a terrace and have dinner or drink with friends. I’ve rounded up all of the restaurants in the Shreveport-Bossier area that have heated areas to keep you warm until spring comes.

Who is Shreveport’s Santa Claus?

Shreveport Santa, Rodney Miliken, photographed December 14th, 2021.

Rodney Milliken has played Santa for over a decade and has built a reputation as Shreveport’s Santa Claus. What started out helping a man when his Santa was saved, Milliken now runs over 100 events each year and spreads the joy of Christmas to over 5,000 children.

What’s next for Jershika Maple?

Enter John Legend and Jershika Maple together "The voice" Final.

Although Jershika Maple did not win the Grand Prize on The Voice, she is nonetheless grateful for the opportunities and experiences her time on the show has given her. She has big plans for the coming year, including an album, a tour and possibly more.

Look out for it The 318, our round-up of the week’s top headlines on Sunday night.

Have a look too Store in 318, our weekly round-up of all business affairs in the region.

Meredith G. White is the arts and culture reporter for the Shreveport Times. You find them on Facebook as Meredith G. White, on Instagram and Twitter as @meredithgwhite and email her at

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