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, on Saturday, May 19.
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 Green Room, 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!
EXHIBITION at ST. TAMMANY ART ASSOCIATION - 320 N. Columbia St.
The featured show at event presenter STAA is il⋅lus⋅trate, 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 is on view through May 26.
il⋅lus⋅trate includes 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.
The festival and exhibition at STAA are free and open to the public. Street parking and in "oxlots" (public parking lots) are all free.