STAA News & Upcoming Events

Covington Art Market Saturday, April 7th St. Tammany Art Association, in partnership with the City of Covington, presents the Covington Art Market, a juried market of visual arts and crafts held six times per year on first Saturdays within the Spring and Fall seasons. The next art market is scheduled for Saturday, April 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The market is now hosted in its new location, Art Alley, the community gathering space between St. Tammany Art Association’s Art House and H.J. Smith & Sons General Store, 320 N. Columbia St. in downtown Covington. The event features a variety of work from local and regional artists, including jewelry, photography, paintings, woodworking, fiber art and more. Additional Covington Art Markets are scheduled for May 5, October 6, November 3 and December 2. The purpose of the market is to provide exposure and a venue for our members to showcase and sell their work. While you’re downtown Covington for the art market, we encourage you to visit other locations, including exhibitions at the Art House, the nostalgic array of goods and the historic museum at H.J. Smith & Sons General Store and the Saturday Farmers Market, which takes place from 8 a.m. to noon at 609 N. Columbia Street, just a few blocks away. Then enjoy a bite at one of downtown Covington’s many restaurants. It’s a great way to spend your Saturday! Art House Yoga Returns Saturday, April 7th Yoga in the Arts returns once again to STAA! STAA member, Brandy Manguno will lead a free yoga class in the main Gallery surrounded by the beauty of paintings, pottery, stained glass, jewelry and photography on Saturday, April 7 from 9-10am in the Art House Gallery. While this class is free, donations are always accepted and will be dedicated to our many children's programs. Please bring your yoga mat and water to drink. After yoga class, enjoy the Covington Art Market in Art Alley which is open until 2pm that day. (See above!) Grammy Nominee At STAA Culture Camp How many people can say their children have learned the arts from a Grammy nominee? Acclaimed musician and storyteller, Grayhawk Perkins will teach St. Tammany Art Association’s Culture Camp experience for children aged 6- 12, April 2 – 6 from 9am to 3pm at the STAA Art House. Children will learn and enjoy a diverse array of cultural enrichment and explorations, including the art of storytelling – children will write a story, illustrate and hand bind into a book, songwriting, painting and crafting with watercolors and acrylics, exploring other cultures and an introduction to blues harmonica. Children will receive a harmonica to keep. The camp will conclude with storytelling and a concert showcasing the children’s new-found musical skills at 5pm on April 6 at the STAA Art House. Registration for this cultural immersion is limited to ten children. FEE: $240 for nonmembers and $220 for STAA members. All supplies are included.