The Red River Revel (or simply The Revel as known by locals) is an annual festival of food, culture, art and music that takes place in Shreveport, Louisiana, United States, annually in the month of October. The Revel began in 1976 as a bicentennial celebration, sponsored by The Junior League of Shreveport. It is a nonprofit festival, and any money garnered from commerce that takes place there goes back into the financial pool for the next year's Revel.
In several of the years of the festival, mosaics have been produced on the festival grounds which lasted after it was over. An artist creates a design that includes the Revel logo, and attendees work to put colored tile pieces in place to match the design. While some of the mosaics of past years have been removed or blocked from sight due to subsequent construction, others remain visible, including on the base of the Texas Street Bridge. The Revel hosts many artists booths each year which include paintings, jewelry and crafts, as well as a children's area to provide art education for children. The festival also features live music. Artists such as Benjy Davis Project and Corey Smith (musician) have played on the Revel's stages.(Wikipedia)