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Fall for Art & STAA Opening Reception This Saturday

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Three events, one night of art in downtown Covington from the St. Tammany Art Association

The St. Tammany Art Association and Covington businesses, galleries and restaurants present Fall for Art, an annual celebration of the visual, performing and culinary arts this Saturday October 10th from 6 – 9 pm.

The free event showcases new works and one-night-only shows at Covington’s art galleries and dozens of downtown shops, all by regional and nationally-renowned artists.

Enjoy an evening of art, shopping, and dining at any of dozens of couture fashion boutiques, antique and home furnishings shops, and more along Columbia Street.

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STAA Opening Reception for A Partial View: Drawings by Mary Jane Parker

“A Partial View: Drawings by Mary Jane Parker”, made possible, in part, by a generous donation from Catherine Deano.

A new exhibit, “A Partial View: Drawings by Mary Jane Parker” will be on display October 10 – November 28. The exhibit is made possible, in part by the generous support of Catherine Deano. The exhibit features mostly graphite drawings that explore the artist’s interest in hysteria, a disease that many women were diagnosed with in the early 1900’s. The pieces incorporate delicate, intricate patterns with repetitive backgrounds against a figure or body part situated in a tense or distressed pose. The works reflects the artist’s exploration of the many theories about exactly what hysteria was and how it was used to restrict women who did not follow the rules and exceptions of society at the time.

Ms. Parker has exhibited work nationally and internationally and is represented in New Orleans by Arthur Roger Gallery.  Currently Mary Jane serves on the board of the Contemporary Arts Center in New Orleans as the Visual Arts Coordinator. Ms. Parker is the chairperson of the visual arts department at the New Orleans Center for Creative Art. She is also a member of the teaching faculty.

An opening reception for “A Partial View: Drawings by Mary Jane Parker” will be held Saturday October 10th from 6-9 pm during Fall for Art. Due to COVID gathering restrictions, guests to the reception are required to register in advance for timed tickets to ensure limited attendance and adequate space for social distancing. Click here to reserve your space.

October Members’ Gallery Opening Reception

The St Tammany Art Association would like to invite our Northshore community to the opening reception for the first member’s gallery of the year.  Come out to support and enjoy refreshments and the beautiful creations of our artist members. The Members’ Gallery opening reception will be Saturday, October 10th from 6 – 9 pm, in conjunction with Fall for Art.

Due to COVID gathering restrictions, guests to the reception are required to register in advance for timed tickets to ensure limited attendance and adequate space for social distancing. Click here to reserve your space.

Learn more about the St. Tammany Art Association at www.sttammany.art

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Things To Do In Downtown Covington

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You don’t have to look very far to find something to do in Covington’s St. John Historic District.  For a self-guided walking tour, just stroll down Columbia Street and New Hampshire Streets and look for the kiosks that show an historical perspective from the point where you are.

The Covington Trailhead is also home to the Trailhead Museum, where you can find more historical information about Covington, as well as a locally-produced short film.

The Covington Trailhead and Museum is located at 419 N. New Hampshire Street.

The Tammany Trace runs right through the trailhead, a biking trail converted from the old railroad line that ran through Covington.  Brooks’ Bike Shop is located on the Tammany Trace, across from the Covington Trailhead.  Brooks’ Bike Shop features convenient online rentals, as well as repairs and sales of new and used bicycles and accessories.  Brooks’ also rents kayaks and is your stop for outdoor recreation in downtown Covington.

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Shop Local This Season

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There is plenty of festivity in downtown Covington as the

holiday weekend approaches. With all the unique

retail and galleries in the St. John Historic District, you

will find something for everyone on your list. It could

even be a gift certificate to a favorite place to eat, of

which there are several to choose. Plus, The Covington

Brewhouse rewards for shopping local!

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Save the Date for Fall For Art, October 10, 2015 from 6 – 9 pm

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Fall For Art Saturday, October 10, 2015 6 -9 pm

Fall For Art
Saturday, October 10, 2015 6 -9 pm

2015 Fall for Art is presented by the St. Tammany Art Association (STAA), Gulf Coast Bank, Champagne Beverages and Fat Tire along with the sponsorship and support of local businesses, galleries and restaurants. New work by dozens of artists from around the Southeast Region are showcased. The free event includes live music at various outdoor and indoor locations, gallery openings, art demonstrations, first-rate boutique shopping, and fine dining throughout Downtown Covington.

Be sure to keep a printed brochure on hand, available at any participating venue! Programs with locations and contact information for each participating shop are available at STAA and at your favorite locations around Covington.

**NEW** We will be publishing a Fall for Art App, available for Android and Apple devices. The app will include information about participating merchants, artists, event information and an interactive map to help you navigate the streets!  www.sttammanyartassociation.org