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A Taste of Covington 2019, Spring for Art Saturday

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A Taste of Covington is an annual 5 day food, wine, music and art event revolving around the St. Tammany Art Association’s “Spring For Art” in Historic Downtown Covington. Proceeds benefit advertising and marketing for local businesses through the non-profit Covington Business Association (501c3), the St. Tammany Art Association and others throughout the calendar year. atasteofcovington.com

There are few better ways to spring forward than with a celebration of music, art and performing arts, and few better places to celebrate such than historic downtown Covington. Spring for Art is a free festival held in the streets of the city’s historic downtown district. Produced by St. Tammany Art Association, the annual event draws thousands of patrons who come out to enjoy the live music, art demonstrations, performances and dining in and around Downtown.

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 April 13th at Art Alley during Spring for Art. The event features a variety of work from local and regional artists, including jewelry, woodworking, paintings, fiber art, pottery and more.

“Pushing Boundaries” Opens At STAA Saturday Evening Three female artists, Babette Beaullieu, Maggie McConnell, and Luba Zygarewicz, make visible the passage of time through sculptural installations showing that boundaries are as impermanent as time.
While all three artists are now actively working and based on the Northshore, they come from different backgrounds and places. Each woman came to a point in her life in which she discovered and reacted to the impermanence of life, nature, and time.
St. Tammany Art Association (STAA) will host an opening reception on Saturday, April 13 during Spring For Art from 6:00 – 9:00 pm. The exhibit will be on display through May 25, 2019, in the Miriam Barranger Gallery at STAA. A Panel Discussion with all three artists lead by Dale Newkirk will take place at the STAA Arthouse on Saturday, May 11 from 4 – 6 pm.
The St. Tammany Art Association is located at 320 N. Columbia Street, Covington, LA 70433. Our gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday, 10am – 4pm, and Saturday 11am – 4pm. All exhibitions are free and open to the public unless otherwise indicated.

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STAA Art Markets and Birthday Bash

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The Art Alley will be open for business this Saturday and Sunday December 1 & 2. The Covington Art Market is the Art House’s free, open-air marketplace of artwork made by local area artists. The artwork in Art Alley is affordable and handmade, ranging from ceramics, photography, printmaking, paintings, glasswork, jewelry and woodwork with 10-20 artists per market.

A special Sunday Art Market will be held on December 2, 2018, in conjunction with St. Tammany’s Holiday Festival of Arts, a Shop Local Artists Week event. 

STAA is turning 60! Join them in celebration Saturday, December 1, 2018 featuring clarinetist Ben Redwine and guitarist Geovane Paiva Santos from 7 – 9 p.m. At the St. Tammany Art Association, 320 N. Columbia Street.

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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!

sttammanyartassociation.org

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.

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Save the Date: Covington Art Market

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Please join STAA for the Covington Art Market in its new location, Art Alley, in the 300 block of N Columbia Street in downtown Covington. The event, which will include a showcase of local artists, live entertainment by the Andy Breaux Acoustic Duo, children’s art projects and more. The event will take place Saturday, March 3, 10 am to 2 pm. Admission is free. Offerings including pottery, hand-carved stone, hand-turned wooden bowls, acrylic and oil paintings, photography, jewelry, mixed media and handmade bags and accessories.

The Covington Art Market is presented by St. Tammany Art Association in partnership with the City of Covington – Office of Cultural Arts & Events. This event is supported by a grant from the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council, as administered by the St. Tammany Parish. Funding has also been provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, Art Works.
For more information about STAA’s Art Market, visit StTammanyArtAssociation.org

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Covington Art Market This Saturday

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Please join STAA for the Covington Art Market in its new location, Art Alley, in the 300 block of N Columbia St. in downtown Covington. The event, which will include a showcase of local artists, saxophone music and children’s art workshop, will take place Saturday, Nov. 4, 9 am to 1 pm. Admission is free.
November artists will feature a variety of offerings including pottery, hand-carved stone, hand-turned wooden bowls, acrylic and oil paintings, photography, jewelry, mixed media and handmade bags and accessories. Refreshments will be available for purchase.

Music lovers will enjoy live entertainment by saxophonist Greg Worthington. Hailing from New Orleans, Worthington has performed throughout the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, Wyoming and Montana for the past four decades. He recently has returned to his roots in Louisiana, bringing to St. Tammany an eclectic mix of jazz, funk and R&B, seasoned with what he calls a “special blend of soulful spice.”
A children’s art workshop also will be offered during the art market. Young artists will create mobiles with mirrors, complementing the “Self/Reflection: Photographs from the New Orleans Museum of Art,” an exhibition organized by NOMA and currently on display in the St. Tammany Art Association’s Art House at 320 N. Columbia St. The workshop fee is $15 and it includes all materials and instruction. Participation is limited, and registration is available by calling STAA at (985) 892-8650.
The Covington Art Market is presented by St. Tammany Art Association in partnership with the City of Covington. This event is supported by a grant from the LA Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council, as administered by the St. Tammany Parish. Funding has also been provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, Art Works.

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This Week In Downtown Covington

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Rockin’ the Rails continues this Thursday evening at the Covington Trailhead with The Yat Pak! Food and beverages are available for purchase at the concerts, the Trailhead is located at 419 N. New Hampshire Street.

After Rockin’ the Rails at the Trailhead, Covington Brewhouse (226 E. Lockwood) hosts live music from 7 p.m. until close. Stop by the Tasting Room and try an Amp’d Up Amber! covingtonbrewhouse.com

St. John’s Coffeehouse hosts an Open Mic this Friday the 13th, (rescheduled from Saturday the 7th), from 7 p.m. – till. Featuring a special menu, plus your favorite drinks. Call 985-893-5553 for information.

The St. Tammany Art Association’s Covington Art Market returns Saturday, October 14, 2017, with a new location! The Covington Art Market is now located in between the St. Tammany Art Association and H.J. Smith & Sons, in the Art Alley! sttammanyartassociation.org

This weekend at the Saturday Market, enjoy the sounds of Joe Manuel wafting from the gazebo.

Marsolan’s Old Feed Store Music Series continues this Saturday, October 14 with The Necessary Gentlemen performing from 12 – 1 p.m., featuring an open jam session after the show. Find them on Facebook!

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This Week In Downtown Covington

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Rockin’ the Rails begins this Thursday at the Covington Trailhead with Louis Prima Jr. and The Witnesses! Food and beverages are available for purchase at the concerts, the Trailhead is located at 419 N. New Hampshire Street.

After Rockin’ the Rails at the Trailhead, Covington Brewhouse (226 E. Lockwood) hosts live music from 7 p.m. until close. Stop by the Tasting Room and try an Amp’d Up Amber! covingtonbrewhouse.com

The St. Tammany Art Association’s Covington Art Market returns Saturday, October 7, 2017, with a new location! The Covington Art Market is now located in between the St. Tammany Art Association and H.J. Smith & Sons, in the Art Alley! sttammanyartassociation.org

This weekend at the Saturday Covington Farmer’s Market, Jubilee Farms will be out for the food demo and the Dirty Rain Revelers will play beautiful music in the gazebo on Saturday morning.

Marsolan’s Old Feed Store Music Series continues this Saturday, October 7 with New Orleans Strathspey and Reel Society performing from 12 – 1 p.m., with an open jam session after the show.

St. John’s Coffeehouse hosts an Open Mic the first Saturday of the month, beginning this weekend, Saturday, October 7, 2017, from 7 p.m. – till. Featuring a special menu, plus your favorite drinks. 985-893-5553 for info.