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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!

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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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Covington’s White Linen Night

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Come out and enjoy Covington’s White Linen Night for an evening of art, shopping, music, and libations.

The English Tea Room & Eatery

The English Tea Room & Eatery

The English Tea Room & Eatery’s White Linen Night Event:  Grayhawk’s Whimsy in White Linen Art Showcase featuring The Grayhawk Band
August 20, 2016, 6-9 p.m. at 734 E. Rutland Street, Covington, LA

Please join us as a participating business for Covington White Linen Night taking place on Saturday, August 20th from six to nine p.m. for an evening of whimsical art as well as some early jazz era music all created and performed by New Orleans’ own renaissance man, Grayhawk Perkins.  Grayhawk has been working on various murals at the English Tea Room and Eatery that will be on display, as well as some new, original pieces that complement the whimsical feelings of the pieces he was commissioned for at the Tea Room.  The newer pieces featured will all be for sale and include his British Blue Cat with Instruments series.  The Grayhawk Band will be playing on the front porch of the English Tea Room and will feature a 4 piece jazz band that will focus on jazz music ranging from early 1900s to the 1930s.

This will be Historic Downtown Covington’s second annual Covington White Linen Night and will benefit The Public Art for Covington fund, a non-profit administered through the Northshore community Foundation whose focus is to place art in Covington that reflects the rich history and culture of the city, to reflect and reinforce Covington’s reputation and standing as an artist’s community.  Along with the other participating restaurants and retailers, The English Tea Room is proud to donate 10% of our sales from the night towards the cause.  The evening is extremely popular among locals and is sure to be yet another successful, entertaining evening of art, libations and live music!

*Grayhawk Perkins, a New Orleans born Native American (Choctaw and Houma Indian), Perkins is a well-known cultural figure in Louisiana who has been described as a 21st century renaissance man.  He performs often as a solo artist at both Jazz Fest and the Voodoo Experience Music Festival and has been involved in the Louisiana music industry for decades.  In addition to performing music on stage since childhood, he is also an educator, historian, and “tribal storyteller”, recognized as an expert on Native American and American Colonial history.

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Live Music During Spring for Art In Downtown Covington

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S4A15musicLive music on the streets includes (clockwise, top right) Steppin’ Up on the 200 block of Lee Lane, Timothy Achan Gates on the 400 block of Gibson, Sharon Schech Band on the 500 block of Columbia, and the Rick Samson Project on the 200 block of Columbia.

Other special events during Spring for Art 2015 include Musical Masterpieces – the artsy version of musical chairs – sponsored by Painting with a Twist from 6:30 – 7:30 on Columbia Street, Live Theater by Playmakers and 30 by Ninety Theater, and art demonstrations by Grayhawk Perkins and Alligator Clay Mobile.

Check our other articles to learn more about Spring for Art happenings, or visit www.sttammanyartassociation.org

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Craft Fair at Lee Lane Christmas Market This Saturday – Holiday Extravaganza

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Craft Fair flier 12-20-14The Holiday Lee Lane Craft Fair grand finale is this weekend! Featuring local crafts and collectables by vendors such as Metal & Earth Designs, hand-made dolls and other knitwork by LillyPearll, handmade pottery and ceramics by Jodie Flowers, Angelworks! jewelry by MaxAnne, Golden Light 100% beeswax candles, Lorraine Inspired decorated pushpins & magnets,  Fashion Candy custom jewelry, ornaments and more! Grayhawk Perkins gives a live demonstration of traditional Native silver-working practices, and Jay Lotz will demonstrate furniture refurbishing techniques. The St. Tammany Art Association’s Community Outreach Committee is sponsoring a kids arts & crafts table, and the Northlake Performing Arts Society will provide Christmas caroling. Plus, Santa’s coming! Pictures with Santa begin at 3 pm. Come out to downtown Covington for your holiday shopping, and visit the Lee Lane Craft Fair!

The Craft Fair is sponsored by The English Tea Room and is presented in part by Covington Weekly. For more information, call 985-288-9609.

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Craft Fair at Lee Lane Every Saturday Until Christmas!

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Craft Fair flier 12-13-14Come out to enjoy local crafts and collectables, music, art demos and more! This week features local Grayhawk Perkins with a live silverworking and wood-carving demonstration and storytelling; children’s face-painting by Sarah Early; live music by Timothy Gates; a live art painting demo by Sara Craig of Metal & Earth Designs and Jessica DeVun; kids art corner; art dolls, pins & laptop bags from Lilly Pearll; hemp jewelry from Hemp for Victory; handmade jewelry from Angelworks! by Max Anne, Golden Light beeswax candles; carpentry woodwork and more!
The Craft Fair is sponsored by The English Tea Room and is open to local craftspersons & vintage collectors. If you are interested in participating please contact Chelsea at 985-288-9609 or cccochrane375@gmail.com.

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Craft Fair at Lee Lane Every Saturday Until Christmas – Holiday Gifts & More

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Craft Fair on Lee Lane flier 12-6-14The Lee Lane Craft Fair is in full swing! Come out to enjoy local crafts and collectables, music, art demos and more! This week features local historian/musician/craftsman Grayhawk Perkins with a live silverworking and wood-carving demonstration and storytelling, children’s face-painting by Sarah Early, classic Christmas music on vintage records from Elizabeth Williams of Rosemary’s Closet, a live art painting demo by Sara Craig of Metal & Earth Designs and Jessica DeVun, custom knitwork by Baby Doll Bands, handmade stationary, hemp jewelry, beeswax candles, carpentry woodwork and more!

The Craft Fair is sponsored by The English Tea Room and is open to local craftspersons & vintage collectors. If you are interested in participating please contact Chelsea at 985-288-9609 or cccochrane375@gmail.com.

 

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Craft Fair at Lee Lane – Crafts, Demos, Kid’s Activities, Live Music & More Every Saturday Until Christmas

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Craft Fair flier 11-29-14Every Saturday until Christmas, in conjunction with “Christmas In The Country”, the Craft Fair at Lee Lane features local craft artists and vintage collectors, along with live music by local musicians and art demonstrations. This Saturday we are proud to feature local historian/musician/craftsman Grayhawk Perkins with a wood carving demo and children’s story telling, and a live art collaborative demo with local artists Sara Craig (with Metal & Earth Design) and Jessica DeVun! Other vendors for this Saturday include Golden Light beeswax candles, Rosemary’s Closet with vintage records, local author Amy Gates signing copies of her children’s book “Pierre & the Petite Guardian Gator”, hemp jewelry, homemade wreaths, stationary, and many more!

The market is held in The English Tea Room’s Walker Alley Tea Garden, on the corner of Lee Lane and Walker Alley from 1 – 4 pm every Saturday until Christmas.  If you are a craft artist or vintage collector and would like to participate in one or more markets please contact Chelsea at 985-288-9609.