Corporate sponsorships are still being sought for the 22nd annual Chickenstock, the parish’s only arts festival.

Now in its 16th year at The Farm, the festival has had its ups and downs, executive director Chris Broussard said.

“For years, Cultural Crossroads relied on grant funding from the Decentralized Grants program set up by the Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, the Louisiana Division of the Arts and the Shreveport Arts Council,” she said. “Their grant dollars in 2000 exceeded $15,000. Today, they are less than $6,000.”

While the festival has grown in popularity among children, the push for more arts in education has


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