Brandi Cade and Elaine Eaton, executives from Cultural Crossroads, Inc., will serve as guest speakers for Thursday’s noon meeting of the Minden Lions Club. Cultural Crossroads’ mission is to unite all people through the arts.
Brandi has served as executive director since May 2019. After attending La. Tech University in art communication and design from 2006-2008, she shifted career paths and acquired her associate’s degree in massage therapy. Art found its way back into Brandi’s professional career when she met Katy Larsen of Shreveport. Together they started a handmade jewelry business, which led them to later opening The Agora Borealis, a popular artist marketplace and gallery in downtown Shreveport. She and her husband soon began a family of their own and moved back home to Minden when she became involved in Cultural Crossroads.
Brandi is actively involved in other local groups and organizations, such as the Webster Parish Healthy Communities Coalition (LSU AgCenter) and the Young Women’s Service Club. She also owns a photography business, Brandi Cade Photography. Brandi and her husband, Ben, have two children, ages 7 and 5.
Elaine has served as president of Cultural Crossroads since 2020, although she has been a member and contributor since 2007. As a child Elaine was involved in numerous Cultural Crossroads productions and events through art, acting, and singing. She participated in her first Spring Arts Festival in 1997. After graduating with her master’s degree in communication arts and returning to Minden, Elaine joined Cultural Crossroads as a volunteer in 2011. She is passionate about promoting the arts in Webster Parish.
Elaine has served as the Theodore Harris Roberts Endowed Professor of Rhetoric and Debate at Northwestern State University since 2018.
The Minden Lions Club meets Thursdays at noon at the American Legion Memorial Home, located at 119 Pine St. in downtown Minden.
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