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Second Saturday Art Walk This Weekend

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The Second Saturday Art Walk is a great excuse to get out and enjoy everything Historic Downtown Covington has to offer.  Ox Lot Square Townhomes is hosting an open house May 14 and 15 (see back flyer).  Visit your favorite gallery and see who’s showing, new additions downtown include Armbruster, Rolland Golden, Saladino and Rutland Street Gallery.  The St. Tammany Art Association is showing “Expressions of Place”, and Tripolo Gallery is a Columbia Street mainstay. Stop in any of the great restaurants downtown for a quick bite to eat, or a nice leisurely meal.
Enjoy fine dining at Del Porto Ristorante, Ox Lot 9,  Mac’s on Boston and Toad Hollow Cafe, or for a more casual atmosphere, Vazquez Poboys, Buster’s Place or Columbia Street Rock N Blues Cafe.  Get some coffee, dessert or a sandwich at St. John’s Coffeehouse.  Downtown is about to welcome a new bar & grill in the old Wino’s & Tacos location, Hook’d Up will occupy 321 N. Columbia Street.
Nightlife in downtown includes The Tap Room and Seiler Bar with food, drinks and live music, Columbia Street Rock N Blues, also with late night food and DJ Hollywood this Saturday.  The Green Room, now a non-smoking venue, presents The Mockingbirds Saturday, with late night food.

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Participating Businesses in Covington’s White Linen Night This Saturday

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Covington’s White Linen Night offers 40 different unique stops throughout downtown, featuring participating businesses, art galleries, live music and live art events. For full list of businesses, visit the White Linen Night Facebook page. Some of the White Linen Night participating businesses include:Rosemary's Closet - Shop Local

Rosemary’s Closet, featuring The English Tea Room

Rosemary’s Closet will be open for White Linen night, featuring light refreshments provided by the English Tea Room. Rosemary’s Closet is located right on the Trace at 410 N. New Hampshire. Look for the Lady in White!

History Antiques & InteriorsHistory Antiques & Interiors on Columbia Street

History Antiques features 20% off all linen in the store for White Linen Night! See their selection of LowCountry Linens in stock along with a curated selection of antiques, including chests, desks, chairs tables, art, accessories and much more. History Antiques & Interiors is located at 317 N. Columbia Street, right across the street from the St. Tammany Art Association. Lisa Wilson of History Antiques is also participating in STAA’s exhibit “Other Voices, Other Rooms”.

"Déraciné Series: #3 Quiescent 16x20" oil on canvas, Morgan Cameron

“Déraciné Series: #3 Quiescent 16×20” oil on canvas, Morgan Cameron

Tripolo Gallery Features New Works by Gallery Artists

Tripolo Gallery, located at 323 North Columbia Street, also across the street from STAA, features new work by Morgan Cameron, along with various other stunning gallery artists including Barry Thomas, Paula Blackwell, Tracey Davis, Donna Landry Duffy, Jean-Louis Deal, Steve Hasslock, Ken Tate, Craig McMillin and Michael Zavison.

Brooks’ Bike Shop, Art Market at the Covington Trailhead

Brooks’ Bike Shop is located on the Trace, right next to Rosemary’s Closet, and will also be open Saturday for White Linen Night. Brooks’ Bike Shop features repair, new and used sales, accessories, maintenance, rental and more, along with local photography and art.

trailheadclocktowerOne of Covington’s newest additions, Smoke BBQ, will be offering “smoke snacks” for White Linen Night at the Covington Trailhead Market from 6 – 9 p.m. Enjoy a variety of artwork and live entertainment.

shopsoulferalfemmeartFeral Femme Art at Shop Soul Boutique

Shop Soul Boutique at 529 E Boston Street features the works of Feral Femme Art for White Linen Night, along with local and regional artists, and the most fab outfits and accessories in town.

Linda Shelton

Linda Shelton

The Overby Gallery Features New Artists

The Overby Gallery would like to introduce artists Linda Shelton, Brad Smith and Amy Finch to the gallery! You’ll also find original work by James Overby, Ray Rouyer and John Goodwyne. The Overby Gallery is located at 529 N. Florida Street. Stop in the gallery for White Linen Night and enjoy light refreshments and music, just one block over and up from the St. Tammany Art Association.

Rutland Street Gallery Features Local Artists


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Second Saturday Art Walk This Weekend Features Local & Regional Artists at Various Galleries

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Second Saturday Art StrollEvery second Saturday of the month, the St. Tammany Art Association invites the public out for the Second Saturday Art Walk. July’s event coincides with STAA’s Summer Show, celebrating its 50th year. Galleries downtown include Tripolo Gallery across from the Art House on Columbia, The Overby Gallery, right around the corner at 529 N. Florida, and The Rutland Street Gallery. Select retail will be open for the Second Saturday Art Walk, so take a stroll, see some art, and grab some food and drink.

St. Tammany Art Association’s 50th National Juried Artists Exhibition: The Summer Show

50summershowOpen to artists from all over the United States, the St. Tammany Art Association’s annual juried exhibition features only visual art completed within the past two years. This year, over $3,000 in cash awards including the coveted $1,000 Best of Show prize will be presented at the opening.

The Art Association is pleased to expand its sponsors’ circle this year, and welcome Cathy Deano and Walter Mader as our Show Sponsor. Award sponsors this year include Henry and Gail Hood whose Best of Show award is dedicated in memory of Miriam Barranger, Dorothy Severson, Trudy Williamson in memory of her husband, E.L. “Chick” Williamson, Mo’s Art Supply & Framing, Roberta D. Bruck, Ph.D and Maggie and Rich McConnell.

Celery Fields by James Overby

The Celery Fields by James Overby

For more information, call (985) 892-8650 or email

The Overby Gallery (529 N. Florida) will be open Saturday evening featuring work by James Overby, John Goodwyne, Ray Rouyer and Linda Shelton.  To contact James Overby, email:

Tripolo Gallery (323 N. Columbia) features new work by Barry Thomas, Morgan Cameron and Paula Blackwell.   (985) 789-4073

Summit by Paula Blackwell, one of the featured artists at Tripolo Gallery

Summit by Paula Blackwell, one of the featured artists at Tripolo Gallery

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Hope House CovLuv Power Fundraiser a Success!

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Liz Bragdon (Our Place Studio) & Reina Solano (Shop Soul Boutique)

Liz Bragdon (Our Place Studio) & Reina Solano (Shop Soul Boutique)

Thank you, Covington, for Generously Supporting the CovLuv Power Fundraiser for Hope House! Hope House Children’s Advocacy Center is a local, independent, non-profit organization dedicated to ending the cycle of child abuse in our community. They provide a path to recovery and a bridge to justice for victims of abuse. Currently, they are holding a fundraising drive called, “500 Women for Hope House.” The goal is to encourage 500 women to each raise $100 to help fund Hope House’s free services for abused children, which include forensic interviews and specialized therapy and counseling. Hope house also provides sexual abuse prevention training and educational workshops on child-focused topics like bullying and self-esteem to the community.

Reina Solano of Shop Soul Boutique and Liz Bragdon of Our Place Studio recently held a raffle fundraiser for Hope House as part of the 500 Women campaign. Thanks to the generosity of local businesses, artists and craftspeople who donated goods and services and our amazing Covington community who purchased hundreds of raffle tickets, they were able to raise $1,442.00 for Hope House!

A huge, heartfelt thank you to all of our friends and to our community from Reina, Liz and the folks at Hope House for purchasing tickets and donating raffle items! A special shout-out to our generous donors of goods and services: Lola Restaurant, Oxlot 9, DeCoeur, Shoeffle, Shop Soul Boutique, Covington Massage & Wellness Center, Kombucha Girl, Our Place Studio, Rebecca Authement, Move with Me, Small Change Finery, J. DeVun Art, Soul’s Journey Massage Therapy, The English Tea Room, St. John’s Coffeehouse, Hemp for Victory, Amber Damare Art, Wino’s & Taco’s, Brooks’ Bike Shop, Zingara Jewels, Pandorium Bellydance Co., Kenny Passauer, Abita Roasting Co., Seiler Bar, Northshore Roller Derby, Robin Hurston, Tripolo Gallery, Danny Saladino, Once Upon a Child, Style Encore, Tiger Bait Raw Pet Food, Jeanette B. Kelly, Brightly Wound, Metal and Earth Designs, Jeanette Kelland, of course, Covington Weekly.

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Second Saturday Art Stroll: Openings at Three Rivers, Henry Hood Gallery & More!

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Three Rivers Gallery Presents “Atmosphere and Ambiance” paintings by Anne Cicero

Anne Cicero

Anne Cicero

The rich cultural heritage of growing up in New Orleans in an artistic family encouraged Anne Cicero to pursue her interests in Art. Her paintings offer a glimpse into her past and her ongoing creative process. This internal and external exploration culminating in work inspired by atmosphere and ambiance reflect feelings, memories, and her strong passion for design. This deeply reflective exhibit of the awareness and exploration of an artist’s senses have come together in this exhibition entitled “Atmosphere and Ambiance”.

Anne Cicero

Anne Cicero

Anne Cicero grew up in New Orleans and later moved to Mandeville with her family. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from Louisiana State University and continued her study of Art, Graphic, and Interior Design at NOAFA, Delgado Community College and the Art Institute. For the past 20 years Anne has enjoyed a diverse and prolific career working as a Graphic Designer, and Illustrator as well as working as a Buyer in the film industry. Currently she is an instructor at the St. Tammany Art Association and the New Orleans Academy of Art.

This exhibit will be on display at Three Rivers Gallery, 333 E Boston Street in Covington March 14th – April 4th with an opening reception this Saturday 6 – 9 pm.

Henry Hood Gallery Opens Spring Exhibit Featuring Rosemary Goodell & Al Ormsby

"Sails" by Al Ormsby

“Sails” by Al Ormsby

"Sea" by Rosemary Goodell

“Sea” by Rosemary Goodell

Henry Hood Gallery reopens the Spring Season with delightful abstract monoprints by Rosemary Goodell and elegant modern sculptures by Al Ormsby. An opening reception for these artists will be held this Saturday from 6 – 9 pm at Henry Hood Gallery, 325 E Lockwood Street in downtown Covington.

Other Art Happenings Around Town for the Second Saturday Art Walk:

St. Tammany Art Association – 320 N. Columbia St.  6 – 8 pm

New Members’ Gallery ExhibitionThe Antiquarian Image: An Exhibition of 19th Century Photographic Processes – An international exhibition of works by ten photographers on display.

Barry Thomas at Tripolo Gallery

Barry Thomas at Tripolo Gallery

Tripolo Gallery – 323 N. Columbia St.

Gallery Artists Meet The Artist: Barry Thomas

Christwood Atrium Gallery – 100 Christwood Blvd

“Converging States” Paintings by Linda Trappey Dautreuil

Reception 4:30 – 6:30pm


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Poetry Boxes Pop Up Around Downtown Covington – Local Artists Get Involved In Community Project

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(l-r) Poetry boxes in downtown Covington: Covington Farmer's Market decorated by Dave Kelsey, Brooks' Bike Shop decorated by Kama Logan, Our Place Studio decorated by Jodie Flowers

Poetry boxes in downtown Covington (l-r): at Covington Farmer’s Market decorated by Dave Kelsey, at Brooks’ Bike Shop decorated by Kama Logan, at Our Place Studio decorated by Jodie Flowers

The increasingly popular poetry boxes have created quite a buzz in downtown Covington – new boxes are popping up everywhere! In addition to the boxes on Lee Lane at The English Tea Room’s Walker Alley Tea Garden, the Trace in front of Brooks’ Bike Shop and at Tripolo Gallery, poetry boxes are now at Center of Performing Arts, St. John’s Coffeehouse, the St. Tammany Art Association, Our Place Studio, and at the location of the Covington Farmer’s Market. All boxes contain local poetry, and many have been decorated by local artists. Please send submissions & requests for boxes to:

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Covington Businesses Welcome Poetry Boxes as Community Art Project

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Pat Brooks with the poetry box outside of his shop, Brooks' Bike Shop

Pat Brooks with the poetry box outside of his shop, Brooks’ Bike Shop

Poetry boxes are appearing across the parish, and Covington businesses are happy to support the community art project. The idea originated with Robin Hurston, resident of Covington, who participated in a similar project in Oregon. Poems are collected from the public and displayed in the boxes, changed on a monthly basis. Three boxes are installed in Covington with more on the way.

The boxes offer a creative channel for the public, adding to the concept of community-building through interaction with the arts. Currently, Covington has poetry boxes at Brooks’ Bike Shop (on the Covington Trace near Gibson Street), at the corner of Walker Alley and Lee Lane, and at Tripolo Gallery on Columbia Street.

“It’s a plus to our local culture – creative outlets like this help to reinvigorate the arts by presenting work in a non-intrusive way that the viewer can engage at their leisure,” said Donna Duffy, owner of Tripolo. She added that it is refreshing to see other arts represented in the project, to avoid over saturation of one particular artistic discipline.

Once the boxes are in place, a map will be created and made available to the public, detailing all locations. If you are interested in submitting poetry, or procuring a box for your business or neighborhood, you may contact Covington Weekly by e-mail, or visit our website.

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Second Saturday Art Stroll In Downtown Covington – NOMA Exhibit Opening at STAA

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Jim Graham featured at History Antiques & Interiors

Jim Graham featured at History Antiques & Interiors

Enjoy fine art, boutique shopping, great food and good friends!  Join us this Saturday, September 13 from 6-9 pm for downtown Covington’s Second Saturday Art Stroll, celebrating our local artists in the St. John’s Cultural Arts District with tax-free shopping on all original works!  The St. Tammany Art Association (320 N. Columbia St.) features “Views from New Orleans: Selections from the New Orleans Museum of Art” with live music by Timothy Gates.   A few businesses and galleries open for the evening include the following:

Morgan Cameron featured at Tripolo Gallery

Morgan Cameron featured at Tripolo Gallery

History Antiques & Interiors (317 N. Columbia) will showcase Jim Graham and Sadler Ward, plus European antiques and home furnishings.   Tripolo Gallery (323 N. Columbia St.) is showing Paula Blackwell, Morgan Cameron, Robert Cook, Tracey Davis, Molly Duet, Donna Landry Duffy, Michael Eddy, Elizabeth M. Haskins, Steve Hasslock, Ken Tate, Craig McMillin and Michael Zavison.    Savoye Originals Gallery (405 N. Columbia) houses unique home furnishings & decor by Steve Savoye.  Across the street at 424 N. Columbia, you’ll find Motif, presenting original art, interiors and gifts. Around the corner on Lockwood, Henry Hood Gallery opens Sipiorski  & Siporski with “Vive la Difference.” (325 Lockwood St.)

Shop Soul Boutique (529 E. Boston) shows art by Rebecca Authement, Amber Damare, Heather Vallaire and Kenny Passuer;  jewelry by Sara Craig, Sophie Clesi, Eloise Early and Pam Moore.   The newly-renovated Southern Hotel (428 E. Boston) has the Divine Protectors of Endangered Pleasures (DIVA’s) exhibition of elaborately beaded, handmade Mardi Gras bustiers.   Three Rivers Gallery (333 E. Boston) presents “Chasing the Light: New Work by Mary Monk.”

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Tripolo Gallery Features Oil Paintings, Contemporary Sculpture & Jewelry

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Morgan Cameron at Tripolo GalleryTripolo Gallery opens a show at Christwood Saturday afternoon, and will also open Saturday 6-9pm in conjunction with Covington’s Second Saturday Art Stroll. Featured artists include Paula Blackwell, Morgan Cameron, Robert Cook, Tracey Davis, Molly Duet, Donna Landry Duffy, Michael Eddy, Elizabeth M. Haskins, Steve Hasslock, Ken Tate, Craig McMillin and Michael Zavison. See more work at and check their Facebook page “Tripolo Gallery“.

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White Linen Night in Downtown Covington This Saturday

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White Linen Night 2014Wino’s & Tacos brings White Linen Night to Downtown Covington this Saturday, August 16 from 5:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. Streets will close at 5:30 p.m. for the duration of the event. Participating businesses include History Antiques, Tripolo Gallery, Columbia Street Rock N Blues, The Tap Room, Motif and Savoye Originals Gallery. The Tap Room is hosting August Rush for a Northshore Anniversary Party, and Columbia Street Rock N Blues welcomes Soljet to the stage! Wino’s & Tacos will have the sounds of Davis Rogan Band and Waterseed. Enjoy a Northshore twist to a traditional New Orleans concept with plenty to see and hear in Downtown Covington! This is a free event presented by City of Covington and Abita Brewery.


Soljet at Columbia Street Rock N Blues

Water Seed at Winos and Tacos

Water Seed at Winos and Tacos

August Rust at Columbia Street Tap Room

August Rust at Columbia Street Tap Room

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An Evening With Alice In Wonderland: Disney Artist Tracey Davis Exhibit at Tripolo Gallery

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An Evening With Alice In Wonderland: Disney Artist Tracy Davis Exhibit at Tripolo GalleryTripolo Gallery requests your presence to the Disney artist Tracey Davis Exhibit on Friday July 18 from 6 to 9 p.m. Guest are invited to come in costume – especially hats – in the fashion of Alice in Wonderland! There will be a pre-show auction at 5:30, and 10% of gallery sales that evening will be donated to Family Promise of St. Tammany. One special item for auction (see below) is a micromosaic of shells, hand dyed seeds, gold filigree, vintage cut paper and Swarovski crystals in Victorian silver and Rose gold ladies pocket watch. The watch also features a hand tinted illustration of the White Rabbit by John Tenniel from ‘Alice In Wonderland.’ This exhibit will be on display for one week following the opening event. Come see it for yourself! Tracey Davis’ art is also on display at Disney World in Florida, and some of her clients include Morgan Freeman, Courtney Cox, Celine Dion and many more! Learn more about Tracey on her website, Watch Me Designs.

Tripolo Gallery    323 N. Columbia Street, Historic Downtown Covington

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Second Saturday Art Stroll July 12th 6 – 9 pm – Downtown Covington Bustling With Several Events Saturday

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St. Tamany Art Association's Summer Show: 49th Annual National Juried Exhibit 201449th Annual National Juried Exhibition: Summer Show at St. Tammany Art Association

Open to artists from all over the United States, the St. Tammany Art Association’s annual juried exhibition is one of the most diverse in the state of Louisiana, featuring only visual art completed within the past two years. Read more here: STAA Announces Artists In 49th Annual Juried Exhibition This Saturday – The Summer Show

Lucille Hunter at Henry Hood Gallery

Lucille Hunter at Henry Hood Gallery

Henry Hood Gallery Mid Summer Exhibition
325 E. Lockwood Street

Henry Hood Gallery introduces new abstract paintings by Cissy Carville with a reception Saturday evening. The gallery is also showing new work by Jean Flint, Robin Hamaker, Lucille Hunter, Michael LeDay and Maggie McConnell.

October Waterfall by Barry Thomas

October Waterfall by Barry Thomas – showing at Tripolo Gallery in Downtown Covington


Tripolo Gallery Features Barry Thomas
323 N. Columbia Street

Everything about Barry Thomas is big. Big colors. Big physique. Big heart. Big humility. Big paintings. Even his paintbrushes, which he travels to Madrid, Spain to acquire, are big. And yet, he never fails to capture the subtle beauty of an Aspen tree, or a horse and rider, or a sunset shining eastward. Read more about Barry here.


Robert Maxwell: Exhibition of Sculpture at Three Rivers Gallery
333 E. Boston Street

“Beauty is found not in perfection but rather the dancing among imperfection” Robert Maxwell

Robert Maxwell at Three Rivers Gallery in Downtown Covington

Robert Maxwell at Three Rivers Gallery in Downtown Covington

Robert Maxwell’s exhibition of sculpture is a collection of work by the artist specializing in the human figure.  Having been inspired by some of the Old Master sculptors such as Rodin and Bernini, he traveled to Europe to study their works.  He has spent years learning and perfecting the complex lessons necessary for the technical skill required to sculpt such demanding subject matter.  He is constantly inspired by the  beauty evident in the human form.  There are so many elements that are important to the creation of the work such as mass, volume, perspective, light and dark.  These elements give an impression of form and space and bring emphasis to a particular narrative between the subject and the artist’s expression of that subject.  The most important element to Maxwell’s sculpture however is: texture.  The significance of the evidence of the human touch on the sculpture pieces are what the artist hopes to emphasize.  The handmade human quality and visible textures are just as important as the subject itself.

Award-winning artist Robert Maxwell has been a resident of St. Tammany Parish all of his life.  He has two Masters Degrees from Mississippi College for education and sculpture.  He spends much of his time sculpting his creations and teaching others anatomy, sculpture and mold making.  His art is in the permanent collections of Taylor University, Vermont Law School, and National University in Lima Peru, and locally: the Bogue Falaya Park gates. He is in public, private and corporate collections throughout the United States and abroad.

Robert Maxwell: Exhibition of Sculpture is on view from July 12th through August 1st, 2014.

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Day of the Dead Party At Wino’s and Tacos – November 1st

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Day of the Dead Party at Winos and TacosJoin Wino’s and Tacos, Tripolo Gallery and Pandorium Belly Dance Troupe for a Day of the Dead Party on November 1st.  Featuring music by John Lisi & the Delta Funk, performances by Pandorium, fantastic drinks by the Suaza Tequila Girls and of course the excellent fresh-made local menu that Wino’s and Tacos offers.  Specialty drinks will be available, and a display by Tripolo Gallery includes artist Scott Ewen. The party carries on Saturday with Flow Tribe!

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Tripolo Gallery Hosts Opening for Scott Ewen

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"Red" by Scott Ewen

“Red” by Scott Ewen

Tripolo Gallery will host an opening reception with Abita Springs native, Austin Texas based artist Scott Ewen. Scott is a figurative and landscape oil painter who has quickly become Tripolo Gallery’s most collected and popular artist. The reception will be held this Saturday, October 19th from 6 – 9 pm. Tripolo Gallery is located at 323 N. Columbia Street in Downtown Covington.

"Green River" by Scott Ewen

“Green River” by Scott Ewen


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Fall for Art Happenings Around Town

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Carol Hallock

Carol Hallock

Three Rivers Shows Carol Hallock & Gallery Artists

Three Rivers Gallery (333 East Boston Street) will feature the works of Carol Hallock and gallery artists, including David Barfield, Suzanne King, Harriet Blum, John Preble, Louis Morales, Mary Helen Seago, Mary Monk, Max Ryan, Mickey Asche, Roy Pfister and Valerie Stangl Melancon.

Henry Hood GalleryHenry Hood Gallery Shows Featured Artists

Henry Hood Gallery (325 E. Lockwood Street) features Andrew Boyd, Lynda Katz, Maggie McConnell, Laura Mitchell, Robin Hamaker, Dale Newkirk, Jeff Mickey, Jean Flint, Gail Hood, Dennis Sipiorski, Ruth Siporski, Barbara Tardo and Wes Koon.

"Stryder" by Scott Ewen

“Stryder” by Scott Ewen

Tripolo Gallery Shows Featured Artists

Tripolo Gallery (323 N. Columbia Street) features Donna Duffy, Craig McMillin, Scott Ewen, Rebecca Rebouche’, Gale Ruggiero, Ken Tate, Al Ormsby, Juli Juneau, Kevin LeBlanc, Joel Blazek, Laura McCombs, and Danny Saladino.

Other Art Happenings

Local and regional artists will have their work on display at over 40 participating businesses. Peggy Hesse will have a number of new pieces at History Antiques & Interiors on 317 N. Columbia Street. Uncommon Market, a recently opened shop on 316 Lee Lane, will be open late with new work from featured artists Michael Vezse, Dee Bumgarner and Wess Foreman.

Heather Vallaire

Heather Vallaire

Shop Soul Boutique at 529 Boston Street will feature many local artists, including Heather Vallaire, Gabriel Shaffer, Amber Damare and Corey Ryan. Rosemary’s Closet on the Trace off of Gibson Street will be open late as well, showing off vintage clothing and accessories, LP’s and framed sheet music from the early 1900’s.

There will be a judging for the Annual Fall for Art Youth Art Contest at Covington Massage & Wellness Centre. The contest is for artworks created by residents in grades 7th-12th.

Full List of Live Entertainment & Artist Showings at

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1st Annual White Linen Night in Covington Presented by Winos and Tacos and Tripolo Gallery

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1st Annual White Linen Night in CovingtonThis Friday will be a night for great art, great food and of course, great wine! The 1st Annual White Linen Night kicks off with special welcome drinks by Absolut, and delves into wine and tapas tastings with live music by a jazz trio from the hit New Orleans band Water Seed. Winos and Tacos and Tripolo Gallery have teamed up in this event to provide stunning local art throughout both establishments. The Night is from 6 – 9 pm, then slides into an after party with Soul Project at Winos and Tacos from 9 pm to midnight. Tickets for this event may by pre-ordered for $25 per person by calling 985-809-3029.  Come on out and support Covington’s first White Linen Night!

1st Annual White Linen Night in Covington

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Covington, A Cultural Arts District: Downtown’s Emphasis on the Arts

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cadcollageCovington’s Bicentennial Celebration year is upon us, and the Covington Historic District is coming back to life in a big way.  The city was given the designation of Cultural Arts District in 2008 as a result of the Louisiana Cultural Districts Program created by Act 298 of the 2007 Regular Session of the legislature.  The initiative is intended to spark community revitalization based on cultural events and activity through tax incentives, and 2013 is proving to be progressive for the downtown area.

The Second Saturday Art Stroll is a continuous event featuring shows at the Art Association and participating galleries.  Tripolo Gallery on Columbia Street, Henry Hood Gallery on Lockwood and Three Rivers Gallery on Boston St. are both regular participants in the monthly event.

Columbia Street is also alive with the sound of music, and two notable new venues are the Columbia Street Rock N Blues Cafe and Winos & Tacos.  The Rock N Blues Cafe features a newly renovated interior and staging area, outside patio and traditional southern pub fare from the kitchen.   Winos & Tacos is a Tequila, Taqueria and Wine Bar with hot New Orleans music acts like Glen David Andrews and Jazz Fest veterans Soul Project.  Chris LeBlanc will be playing there this Thursday with an acoustic Valentine’s Day show.

The Columbia Street Tap Room and Seiler Bar are still staples of the downtown music and food scene, featuring entertainers like Bag O Donuts and The Chee Weez, and broadcasting local sporting events.  The Green Room also has some new touches with a brand new staging area and the best original local music.  You’ll find favorites Davey Crockett & the Wild Frontier, The Rotten Cores and southern rockers The Shiz, as well as some of the local talent at their Open Mic Wednesdays.