The St. Tammany Art Association and Covington businesses, galleries and restaurants present Spring for Art, an annual celebration of the visual, performing and culinary arts.
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 live music at multiple locations, indoors and out, art demonstrations, dance, and other special performances, and shopping at any of dozens of couture fashion boutiques, antique and home furnishings shops, and more.
Round out the evening with dancing and drinks at the town's nightspots, such as Columbia Street Rockin' Blues, Wharton's, Columbia Street Tap Room & Seiler Bar, and other locations.
The annual event, like its autumn counterpart, Fall for Art, draws thousands of visitors to the historic St. John District each season. Don't miss out on a fun night!
NEW EXHIBITION at ST. TAMMANY ART ASSOCIATION - 320 N. Columbia St.
The featured exhibition at event producer St. Tammany Art Association is il⋅lus⋅trate, will be an exhibition of works by five illustrators from around the country. These artists bring characters, stories, and emotions to life through both traditional and digital media with their unique styles of art‐making. The show opens on Saturday, April 14, 2018 with an opening reception during Spring for Art, 6-9pm. The exhibition continues through May 26.
il⋅lus⋅trate will include the work of Shiho Pate, an illustrator for The Cartoon Network’s online games; Chris Hsu, illustrator for The Boo‐Boos that Changed the World and Appleseed Magazine; Britt Spencer, illustrator of three children’s books and the graphic novel Journey By Starlight; Lindsay Ryden, designer of the humorous “Real Life Musings” greeting cards and illustrator of Frank the Chair Visits Kansas; and Hannah Gumbo, illustrator of the upcoming The Book that Wanted to be Red.
A TASTE OF COVINGTON
Spring for Art is held in conjunction with the 5-day foodie event A Taste of Covington Food & Wine Experience, held April 11-15, 2018. Long known for its stellar dining scene, Covington is home to a combination of several fine dining restaurants with award-winning chefs as well as bistros and cafés with lighter fare. A Taste of Covington features wine dinners and a jazz brunch at select Covington restaurants, as well as wine tastings and other events on Saturday afternoon before Spring for Art begins. To see a calendar of events and locations, visit A Taste of Covington website, available in February-March.
For more information, or to download a map of participating businesses (March 2018), visit www.sttammanyartassociation.org.
The festival and exhibition at STAA are free and open to the public. Street parking and in "oxlots" (public parking lots) are all free.