Downtown Covington is the place to be December 2, 2018 as the town presents the second annual St. Tammany’s Holiday Festival of Arts. Five hours. Two blocks. And something for everyone on your list. It’s a great opportunity for holiday shopping, and it’s taking place in the 300 and 400 blocks of N. Columbia Street.
The event will include more than 50 booths featuring local artists and arts organizations with offerings in a variety of media including paintings, etchings, pottery, sculpture, photography, jewelry and hand-made accessories. Enjoy cooking demonstrations, entertainment to include live music, as well as literary readings, storytelling and book signings by local authors will be offered at St. John’s Coffeehouse. Admission to these events and more is free.
In Art Alley, located in the 300 block of N. Columbia St., a Holiday Reflections Children’s Tea hosted by The English Tea Room & Eatery will feature storytelling, musical performances, theatrical characters and visits with Santa. Event times and ticket prices will be announced; tickets will be available via The English Tea Room, (985) 898-3988.
An opportunity to show love for our local military troops serving overseas will be offered by Slidell Ladies for Liberty, who will host a holiday card-making station, and Bayou Wood Turners, creating hand-turned wooden Freedom Pens to be gifted to active duty military.
St. Tammany’s Holiday Festival of the Arts is presented by Northshore Cultural Economy Coalition, working in partnership with the city offices of towns in St. Tammany Parish and the St. Tammany Art Association. Event sponsors at the inaugural event in 2017 included Louisiana Seafood Promotion & Marketing Board, Edge of the Lake Magazine, Slidell Magazine, and The English Tea Room & Eatery, and was funded in part by a grant from the Louisiana Division of the Arts as administered by the St. Tammany Commission on Cultural Affairs.
For more information and a complete listing of the week’s events, visit www.ShopLocalArtistsWeek.com/Events.
Founded in 2009, the mission of Northshore Cultural Economy Coalition is to facilitate growth, development and increased awareness of the cultural economy and its impact by focusing on coalition building, public policy, business support, outreach, advocacy and arts education. Membership is free and open to all cultural economy workers, organizations and businesses.