Clarion Inn & Suites Conference Center
501 North Highway 190
Covington, LA 70433
Phone: (985) 893-3580
Fax: (985) 893-4807
Arts & Museums
Provides a venue for contemporary artists. The walls are adorned with a variety of art in all shapes and medium.
Museum displays items from 1870 through the early 1900's.
Fort Isabel Gallery offers the casual viewer or the serious collector traditional, as well as contemporary art by a partnership of established, award-winning local artists. In the gallery's monthly exhibits, the viewer can find a wide variety of artistic expression.
Brunner Gallery is the creation of gallery director, Susan Brunner and Louisiana sculptor, Rick Brunner, a husband and wife team who opened their first art gallery ten years ago. Their vision was to provide a platform for a small handful of local and regional artists to show and exhibit original artwork. Exhibitions of original painting, sculpture, photography, and mixed media assemblage feature the work of artists from across the United States and Europe. Brunner also hosts a selection of fine/functional art objects made of glass, ceramics, metal, paper and wood including fine handmade contemporary furniture.
At the UCM Museum, you can expect the unexpected, right from old arcade games to home made articles, it is a treasure trove of weird and wonderful stuff. A fun trip for kids, where they can explore mini-dioramas depicting festive parades, plantations and much more. The collection keeps on increasing and every season UCM brings forth more unique and amazing items. While you are In town, do drop-in at this cool museum.
The museum is housed in the historic courthouse, built in 1911.
The Lake Ponchartrain Basin Maritime Museum, located on the banks of the Tchefuncte River, takes you on a historic journey from the Native Americans who discovered the Northshore to present day. The Museum also includes the Tchefuncte River Lighthouse Station (built in 1837) at the mouth of the river, the 1880s era lighthouse keeper's cottage, which has recently been moved to the Museum grounds for renovation and a modern concrete dock on the river.
The Northlake Nature Center (NNC) was founded in 1982 with the aim of collecting, preserving and exhibiting the region's rich natural resources to the public. It is open from dawn to dusk throughout the year and bears no entrance fees except for certain activities and guided walks. Educational programs such as lectures, discussions, bird-watching, kayaking, group fun activities, nature trails etc are organized for corporates, families and kids. Check website for further details.
With over 160 local artists, members share their talent, time and creativity with the community.
Features exhibits on Slidell history and the Civil War in Louisiana.
The GOSH Museum is operated by the Guardians of Slidell History, a volunteer non-profit organization dedicated to perserving Slidell's history. The organization collects and displays new exhibits every four months.
Built in 1876, this museum was once a one-room school house that now houses antique quilts, furnishings, clothing, early farming and household artifacts, and pictures on the history of Ponchatoula.