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.