The Shreveport Common was recognized as the state's most outstanding cultural district with the 2015 Cultural District Award.

Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne presented the award to the team  this week at the 2015 Louisiana Culture Awards Ceremony, held at the Capitol Park Museum in Baton Rouge.

Other award winners included the following:

South Highlands Magnet Principal Mary Harris received the  Arts Education Award.
NWLA Archaeologist Jeffrey S. Girard received Archaeologist of the Year Award.
Michael Echols, of Monroe received the Lt. Governor's Passion for Culture Award.

The Louisiana Cultural District Program was created in 2007 and has designated more than 75 areas in the state as cultural arts districts.