The city of Hammond invites you to participate in our P.3+ Excursion Weekend, January 9 - 11, 2015. We welcome local residents, individual travelers and car pools from Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Covington, Slidell and Mobile. Click here for more information or to find a car pool from your area.

We invite those coming from New Orleans to participate in the official P.3+ bus trip on Saturday, January 10th, organized by Prospect New Orleans.

Overnight guests may take advantage Hampton Inn's All Inclusive P.3+ Package. It includes a two-night stay (Friday and Saturday) with continental breakfast, shuttle service to and from Downtown Hammond, participation in all of Hammond's P.3+ activities, special closing reception at Hampton Inn and a Sunday Jazz Brunch at Tope La Catering before departure. Prices are as follows: $324 per person or $444 per couple.

As part of our Rail Excursion to Hammond, we have invited ACRE TV from Chicago, Lester Merriweather and Kenneth Alexander from Memphis and Josh Hailey from Jackson to represent the arts in their communities in P.3+. We invite attendees from these cities, situated on the Chicago - New Orleans rail line to attend our excursion weekend by taking advantage of Amtrak's special Prospect 3 discounted fare to Hammond and other P.3 destinations.

Rail Excursion participants will receive 20% off of their rail travel and enjoy a special track side welcome reception at the Hammond Chamber of Commerce. Those who book rail travel and the Hampton Inn Package will be met at the station by the waiting shuttle.

Book your discounted rail travel, reserve your hotel accommodation and find out about a car pool or organized visit from your area from our easy, one-stop P.3+ Hammond Web Page. 


P.3+ Regional Programming in Hammond presents over two dozen art exhibits, installations and performances from October 25, 2014 - January 25, 2015. Major exhibits include:

Hammond Eastside Apartments: Flight of the Wetlands by John Valentino, Oct. 25 - Jan. 25, Giants in the City, Jan. 9-11.

Hammond Regional Arts Center: Jeff Mickey & Jean Flint, Oct. 25 - 31, P.3+ Regional Juried Show, Nov. 7 - Dec. 20, Holiday Trunk Show, Dec 5 - 20, Perfectly Imperfect by Mike Kilgore, Jan. 9 - 31, ACRE TV video installation, Nov.7 - Jan. 25, Lori Gomez at Gallery Gifts Oct. 25 - Jan 25.

The People's Art Pop Up Gallery:  Oct. 25 - Jan. 25: Shanna D'Antonio, Josh Hailey, Kim Bergeron, Manipulations & A Show of Hand by Heather Vallaire, Reality Check by Michel Schroeder, Land Loss Schematic by Rachel Brown and Leah Anne Floyd, Crystal Radio by Chrisitna Molina, Drive Inevitable by Kourtney Keller, 8,000,000 by Gustavo Duque and Indecent Exposure group exhibit.

Tope La' Catering: Kenneth Alexander and Lester Merriweather.

The One06: Oct. 25 - 31: Paintings by Chuck Wright, Nov. 7 - 28: Screen prints Patty McGehee, Dec. 5 - 31: Paintings by Roland Guidry, January 9 - 31: Paintings by Andrea Hano, Oct. 25 - Jan. 25: Group Exhibit of 25 Hammond Art Guild artists.

Prospect.3, the 3rd edition of New Orleans International Contemporary Art Biennial  takes place Oct. 25, 2014 - Jan. 25, 2015 featuring 58 artists in 18 venues throughout New Orleans. For more information about Prospect 3, please visit

P.3+ highlights local and regional art exhibits and events throughout the duration of the biennial. Prospect.3 will do its utmost to expose and promote these events through its printed matter, media outreach, and social media listings.

A full listing of Hammond's P.3+ Regional Programming and activities along with a printable map and brochure are available here.



HRAC offers the best value for your money anywhere in Downtown Hammond with its unique setting and artistic atmosphere. The Arts Center is the perfect venue for holiday parties, reunions, showers and many other types of events, and of course our members receive 20% off our listed rates.


Hammond hosts its P.3+ Excursion Weekend on January 9 - 11, 2015 beginning with enhanced programming at our 1st Friday Art Walk on January 9th.
Activities include gallery openings from 5 - 8 PM, a recycled fashion show, art exhibit and Tribal Happenings Belly Dancers at Hammond Regional Arts Center, live music, local dining, entertainment and a live body painting demonstration, side show and art exhibits at The People’s Art Pop Up Gallery.
Festivities continue on Saturday, January 10th as we welcome independent travelers and visitors on the P.3+ bus trip from New Orleans.

The day begins with a welcome reception for visitors at Hammond Regional Arts Center. Attendees will see all of Hammond’s P.3+ exhibits and performances including a 2nd line parade as part of our interactive community project, Feast of Flowers from the installation site to Tangi Public Library for a live performance and then on to the remaining exhibits, including our weekend long installation of Giants in the City, a traveling exhibit of giant inflatable art sculptures created by an international group of artists. 
Click here for a full listing of Hammond's P.3+ events and to download a printable guide.


The Hammond Regional Arts Center (HRAC) supports, promotes, and coordinates visual, performing, and literary arts in Tangipahoa Parish and surrounding parishes. Our primary mission is to enrich lives through quality arts education, develop an appreciation of the arts within individuals, and introduce the public to professional exhibitions, performances and literature.

The Hammond Regional Arts Center is supported in part by a Decentralized Arts Funding Grant from the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge in cooperation with the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, and Louisiana State Arts Council.


Our sincere gratitude goes out to our many supporters! Special thanks to those who have shown support of our efforts to promote the arts.

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