Spring For Art 2018


April 14, 2018 | 6-9 pm
Historic Downtown Covington   

Art, Community, Shopping, Fine Dining & more!   


St. Tammany Art Association presents Spring for Art April 14, 6-9pm   

There are few better ways to spring forward than with a celebration of music, art and performing arts, and few better places to celebrate such than historic downtown Covington. April 14 marks the return of Spring for Art, a free festival held in the streets of the city’s historic downtown district. Produced by St. Tammany Art Association, the annual event draws thousands of patrons who come out to enjoy the live music, art demonstrations, performances and dining in 32 Spring for Art locations.

Live music for the event will include saxophonist Greg Worthington, Crispin Schroeder Band, A Coastal Gentleman: David Broadbridge, Bobby Ohler and the Harbor Band, Amedee Frederick and jazz guitarist Max Sanders.

Entertainment will include dancing by Ballet Apetrei, aerial sling with Liz Bragdon of Our Place Studio, Pandorium Bell
y Dance Company, pottery demonstrations with Vanessa Hock, wood carved alligators with Grayhawk Perkins, and glass blowing with Zachary LeBlanc of New Orleans Glassworks and Printmaking Studio. Children will enjoy hands on art making with Ruth Ostarly.

The popular Mix Masters’ Competition also returns, with local bartenders dazzling crowds with their innovative cocktails. Audiences will vote on their favorites, and a new Mix Masters’ Champion will be crowned, with the top mixers taking home cash prizes.

Spring for Art will take on an international flair with artists visiting from Haiti, joining Helping Hands Gallery’s exhibition in Art Alley on N Columbia St.

April 14 also will mark the opening of il•lus•trate, an invitational exhibition featuring the works of Hannah Gumbo, Chris Hsu, Shiho Pate, Britt Spencer and Lindsay Ryden. The opening reception will be held from 6 to 9 pm, following A Taste of Covington’s Festa del Vino, a ticketed event hosted by Mayor Mike Cooper in the STAA Art House. The exhibition will remain on view through May 26.

This event is supported by a grant from the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council, as administered by the St. Tammany Parish Commission on Cultural Affairs. Funding has also been provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, Art Works. Children’s art education programming is supported in part by a Community Partnership Grant from the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation.

Additional support has been provided by the City of Covington, Edge of the Lake magazine,The English Tea Room, Avanti Senior Living, A Taste of Covington, Mo’s Art Supply & Framing, Liberty Self Storage, Fresh Market, Southern Hotel, Gulf Coast Lanterns, LLC and Branton Law Firm.

St. Tammany Art Association is located at 320 N Columbia Street in historic downtown Covington. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday, 10 am to 4 pm and Saturdays, 11 am to 4 pm. Exhibitions are free and open to the public. STAA is celebrating our 60th Anniversary in 2018. 

Click HERE to access the Spring for Art brochure which includes participating merchants, restaurants, music, demonstrations, artists, children’s activities and so much more! 


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