Join us December 3, noon to 5 pm in downtown Covington for 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.
In the new Art Alley, located in the 300 block of N Columbia St., a Holiday Reflections Children’s Tea hosted by The English Tea Room will feature storytelling, musical performances, theatrical characters and visits with Santa from 1 to 3 pm. Tickets to the event are $35, and are available via The English Tea Room, (985) 898-3988.
Louisiana Seafood cooking demonstrations will be offered by Meribo Chef Gavin Jobe and Old School Eats Chef Christopher Case. The dishes that the chefs demonstrate also will be available for purchase.
Live entertainment will include music by Redline and Christian Serpas & Ghost Town Duo, and literary readings, tale telling and book signings by local authors will be offered from noon to 4 pm at St. John’s Coffee House.
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 Art is presented by Northshore Cultural Economy Coalition, working in partnership with the Cities of Covington, Mandeville and Slidell, and St. Tammany Art Association. Event sponsors include Louisiana Seafood Promotion & Marketing Board, Edge of the Lake Magazine, Slidell Magazine, and The English Tea Room. The event is funded in part by a grant from the Louisiana Division of the Arts as administered by the St. Tammany Commission on Cultural Affairs. Admission is free.
For more information and a complete listing of the week’s events, visit www.ShopLocalArtistsWeek.com.
Artist and Arts Organization Legends:
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Holiday Festival of Arts 300 block
Holiday Festival of Arts 400 block
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.
This Shop Local Artists Week 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, and as administered by the St. Tammany Commission on Cultural Affairs, St. Tammany Parish Government. Funding has also been provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, Art Works.