Spring for Art
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. Spring for Art is 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 Crispin Schroeder Band, A Coastal Gentleman: David Broadbridge, Bobby Ohler and the Harbor Band, Amedee Frederick and JS Full Circle.
Entertainment will include aerial sling with Liz Bragdon of Our Place Studio, Pandorium Belly Dance Company, pottery demonstrations with Vanessa Hock, and glass blowing with Zachary LeBlanc of New Orleans Glass-works 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.
On view in the Art House is il•lus•trate, an invitational exhibition featuring the works of Hannah Gumbo, Chris Hsu, Shiho Pate, Britt Spencer and Lindsay Ryden. The exhibition will remain on view through May 26. Children will enjoy the interactive il•lus•trate Art Scavenger Hunt! Pick up a copy of the Scavenger Hunt list at the reception desk.
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, a 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.
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.