Palette 2 Palate is a remarkable fundraising gala hosted by the St. Tammany Art Association. Held in the galleries of the 19th century Art House in Covington’s Historic District, this exciting event unites two important Louisiana cultural traditions: Louisiana seafood cuisine prepared by a famous guest chef and an exhibition of fine art by well-known south Louisiana artists. Mark Johnson, the new mayor of Covington, will serve as Master of Ceremonies. The event will take place on Thursday, November 7, 2019 from 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Our award-winning chef is Patrick Gallagher, a native of St. Tammany Parish and owner of Gallagher’s 527 in Mandeville, Gallagher’s Grill in Covington and Gallagher’s on Front Street in Slidell. He has been a vendor at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival serving Louisiana seafood dishes for 15 years. Chef Gallagher will prepare a special five course Louisiana seafood menu for our seated dinner.
The event will take place against a backdrop of the exciting and important Northshore Invitational.” Don Marshall, Executive Director of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Foundation, is curating this exhibition of 21 nationally renowned artists who began their careers in New Orleans and who now live and work in St. Tammany.
The monies raised at the Palette 2 Palate Gala will help support STAA programming including monthly exhibitions at the Art House, the Spring and Fall for Art Festivals in downtown Covington, and art classes for children, young adults, and adults. The STAA is a driving force for the arts and economic development in Historic Downtown Covington, Covington’s Cultural Arts District, and St. Tammany Parish.