Shreveport Announces New Digital Arts Festival and Career Fair for September

Yesterday, the Bossier Arts Council (BAC) unveiled details of DigiFest South, a new digital arts festival and career fair to be held September 6 – 9, 2012. DigiFest South will also include vendor exhibitions and presentations by TEDx Red River featuring experts from Twin Engine Labs, CoHabitat Shreveport, Blade Studios, Fairfield Studios and more.

TEDx RedRiver is leading a series of presentations on the latest technological innovations and their impact on modern culture. Other participants will include world class companies and experts who specialize in Digital Media and state of the art technology.

This festival will provide an annual venue to showcase how digital technology has combined with artistic creativity to shape our modern society as well as introduce career and educational opportunities through digital technologies. The three day event will be held at the Bossier Civic Center in Bossier City, and around 10,000 people are anticipated to attend.

Digifest South is designed to showcase how art education is more than a school elective; it is a powerful vocational element, a key to a well rounded education, and can translate into a lucrative career. DigiFest will demonstrate how art combined with technology leads to the innovations that shape society today and the direct contribution to strong economic development and cultural transformations.

Below is the current schedule of events for this year:

  • July 31, 2012: Deadline for artist, vendor, and career fair participation submission
  • August 15, 2012: Artist and vendor information packets
  • August 15, 2012: Tickets on sale through website
  • September 6-9: Festival and Career Fair 
  • September 30: Videos of lectures and workshops available on festival website