HRAC Announces Fall 2014 Schedule

The Hammond Regional Arts Center announces its upcoming exhibits for the remainder of 2014. The fall season will start with "Moments – A Retrospective" by photographer Tyler Vance on Friday, Aug. 1. Each exhibit is part of the First Friday Art Walk in Hammond and are open to the public.

Tyler Vance
Aug. 1-30

Drake Fuller
Sept. 5-27

Jeff Mickey and Jean Flint
Oct. 3-31

Prospect 3 Juried Show
Nov. 7-29

Gallery Gifts Trunk Show
Dec. 5-20

Culinary Arts Series

Our final two dinners are coming up for the 2014 Culinary Arts Series.

Monday, August 4 with Chef Marvin Tweedy of Pardos Bistro. A Louisiana native, Tweedy was brought up in a restaurant environment hailing from the rich seafood culture of New Orleans. He has worked for some of the upper echelon establishments such as Christian’s Restaurant, Cuvee of New Orleans and rural establishments located in Buck Town, the heart of the seafood country.

Monday, September 8 with Chef Tommy Masaracchia of Tope La'. Since 1978, when he began his culinary career in local Hammond restaurants, Chef Tommy Masaracchia has taken his native Louisiana cuisine to new heights, gaining worldwide acclaim and awards for his innovative approach to classic Creole and Cajun fare.

Visit our Culinary Arts Series page for more information or to purchase tickets.


A call for entries has been announced for the first biennial Prospect New Orleans juried show in Hammond. The show aims to expose the work of artists from the Tangipahoa, St. Tammany, Washington, Livingston and St. Helena Parishes as part of Hammond’s P3+ programming for Prospect 3, an international art exhibit based in New Orleans.

The juried show will be held at the Hammond Regional Arts Center from Nov. 7-29 with an open reception from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 7 as part of Downtown Hammond’s 1st Friday Art Walk. The show is open to all visual artists over 18 years old living, working or attending school in Tangipahoa, St. Tammany, Washington, Livingston and St. Helena Parishes, and will be juried by Matt Morris, a mixed-media artist and HRAC’s current artist liaison at the Baton Rouge Gallery.

The entry fee for the show is $20, which entitles each artist to submit up to three works. Cash prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners as follows: 1st place; $150, 2nd place; $100 and 3rd place $50. The 1st place winner will be given a solo exhibition at Hammond Regional Arts Center during the 2015 season.

For the complete show prospectus, click here.


The Hammond Art Guild would like to invite the general public ages 16 and above to join in our Open Art Studio Thursdays for the month of July.

Each open studio will be from 1-4:30 p.m. at the HRAC for July 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31. Participants are invited to do their own thing, paint, sculpture, jewelry etc. or they may chose to participate in the topic of the day.

The HAG will also offer free demos in a different style or media topic each Thursday. If you're just leaning or are an experienced artist, come join the HAG and enjoy meeting, learning and mentoring other artists. It's encouraged that participants bring a bagged lunch and their own art supplies. Tables and chairs will be provided.


HRAC's Art Box is now accepting donations of new and recycled art materials to help supply Joseph Herring's project, "Feast of Flowers," a community based multi-disciplinary art installation and presentation.

Construction this summer as part of our Artists Without Borders Summer Art Camp in collaboration with the City of Hammond Recreation Department's summer camp. A complete list of requested materials can be found here.

Special thanks to Smitty's Supply, Inc. for their generous support of our Artists Without Borders Recycled Art Summer Camp. This partnership allows HRAC to provide its Recycled Art Summer Camp programming to 50 children per month, many of whom come from low income families and would not otherwise be able to participate in this programming.


Did you know that you can rent the Hammond Regional Art Center for meetings and special events? 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.


The Hammond Regional Arts Center is giving a special recognition this month to its regular corporate member, Anderson & Boutwell who have continually contributed significant support to the Arts Center.

With nearly 50 years of legal experience, Tom Anderson and Gary Boutwell dedicate their entire practice to helping injured people get what they deserve from the insurance companies. They treat each case like it is their own and give the personal attention their clients are entitled to.


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.

Special Thanks

Our sincere gratitude goes out to our many supporters! Special thanks to those who have shown support of our efforts to promote the arts in 2013.

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Jeffrey & Barbara Smith  -  Michael Ledet  -  Marjorie Morrison  -  Dr. Sue LeBlanc  -  State Farm Agent Alexis Ducorbier