News & Updates

Our Director was interviewed by the Glass Art Society focusing on our organizations programming


"Glass Warrior" program begins!

June 25, 2019

We are so please to announce that we have started our "Glass Warrior" program. Our first two active military are starting ongoing glass blowing classes utilizing the glass arts as a way to deal with PTSD. We are hoping to add veterans and active duty members as soon as we raise more funds for this valuable program.

Sanctuary presents "Texas contemporary glass exhibition" at Artspace in Shreveport

June 7, 2019

Sanctuary Glass Studio and the Shreveport Arts Council presented the "Texas Contemporary Glass" Exhibition, curated by Eric Hess. The exhibition features over 35 artists and 60 works of art. Eric Hess is pictured giving an curatorial talk. Please visit Artspace to experience the Art of Glass! This Exhibition will run till August 10th.

It's a "Summer of Glass" and an exhibition "As Night Spills Into Day" at artspace

June, 2019

Ruston artist Nick Bustamante explores "the in between moments when past slips into present." His "As Night Spills Into Day" features over 100 pieces of art hung in a setting resembling the interior and exterior of a family home. According to the Shreveport Regional Arts Council press release, "Night and day, dark and light, now and then, inside and out...these antonyms of existence-the in between moments when past slips into present-are what Ruston Artist Nick Bustamante explores in his latest exhibition.

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SAS outreach programs begin

December 15, 2019

As soon as we began work in our studio our focus was on reaching out to our community. We started by visiting several affordable housing developments and conducting special glass ornament painting classes for the children and some parents. Each family received a hand blown ornament and were able to take home two or three ornaments that they painted. In January we visited a local nursing home and conducted a flower painting class. We are planning to expand this program in the coming months. If you have a non profit charitable organization please call us if our programs can benefit your community.

Message from the board president

January 1, 2019

Welcome to Sanctuary Arts School. We are just getting started and we are looking forward to expanding our programs and reaching many more people in the new future. This is just the beginning. Our goal is to have a community arts center located in downtown Shreveport that will bring international artists and students to our community. Students will take courses and create artwork and be taught by internationally acclaimed artists. Many will stay and live in artist lofts and occupy artist studios. We will eventually have a great impact on the economic health of the new arts district in downtown Shreveport, so please join us on this great adventure. Donate! Support us! Volunteer. Thanks for your interest in SAS!

Eric Hess

Be a founding member

January 12, 2019

Yes, our non profit is new and we need your support as a founding member, so please go to our membership page and select a level of support. Our programs are only successful with your help and if you can volunteer with our outreach program please write us. We can use all the help we can get!