Downtown Hammond's October 3rd art walk includes 15 venues with art exhibits, live music fine dining and drink specials all within walking distance in Downtown Hammond. Click here to see our listings or download our 1st Friday Art Walk guide.

Show your support for HRAC this Friday by participating in our fundraiser at Rotolo's Pizzeria.

Have lunch, dinner or drinks at Rotolos on Friday, October 3rd and Rotolo's will donate 10% of their proceeds from that day to HRAC! Join us for drinks, live music and the opening of Phillip Colwart's new photography exhibit on Friday, October 3rd and help support HRAC.

Jeff Mickey and Jean Flint Exhibit

As working artists, who are married, we share many parts of each others lives. At times this overlap is productive and supportive, at times the egos of two artists living in the same space is a challenging endeavor. In both cases, the environment we live in is a strong and dynamic place in which to make art.

Visually our work is very different, that at first seems unrelated. But closer inspection reveals a quiet dialog that comes from shared experiences and responsibilities. Both bodies of work exhibited together speak to the similarities and differences of people who choose to share each others lives. In this exhibition we hope to find understanding about our own personal connections and hope that the viewer can find connections and understanding with us, either sympathetically or empathetically.

Opening Reception:
Friday, Oct. 3rd, 5-8 p.m. as part of the Downtown Hammond Art Walk.

Lunch Lecture with the Artist:
Thursday, Oct. 9th, 12-1 p.m. as part of our Lunch Lecture Series.
 
For the first time, Prospect New Orleans is including Hammond, Baton Rouge and Lafayette in it's P.3+ Regional Programming as part of its upcoming biennial, Prospect 3, taking place October 25, 2014 - January 25, 2015. Prospect.3 is an international contemporary art biennial that will feature the work of 58 artists selected by Artistic Director Franklin Sirmans in 18 venues located throughout New Orleans.

As part of its mission to support the local arts community, P.3+ is directed at highlighting and promoting exhibitions and arts events put up by local artists throughout the course of the biennial. Hammond is representing its local and regional arts community by presenting over two dozen art exhibits, installations and performances at a multiple venues throughout the city and inviting national artists from Chicago, Memphis and Jackson to exhibit as part of our P.3+ programming.

Hammond will host an official P.3+ Excursion Weekend on January 9 - 11, 2015 where we will welcome travelers on our upcoming Train Art Excursion from Chicago, Memphis and Jackson. These visitors will be joined on January 10th by the official P.3+ bus excursion from New Orleans, accompanied by visitors from Baton Rouge, Lafayette, St. Tammany Parish and neighboring cities in Tangipahoa Parish. Visitors will be treated to an expanded version of our 1st Friday Art Walk, taking place on January 9th, enhanced live music offerings, performing arts, special installations, fashion shows and an outdoor exhibit of Giants in the City, presenting giant inflatable sculptures designed by a group of international artists. 

Click here for a full listing of Hammond's P.3+ events and to download a printable guide.

RENT HRAC FOR YOUR NEXT EVENT

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.
 

HRAC HIGHLIGHTS ANNUAL CORPORATE MEMBER

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

The mission of CARE Inc. is to assist individuals with both physical and/or mental disabilities achieve a higher quality of life by caring for them in their own homes. CARE Inc. believes that if individuals are able to live in their own homes they remain active in their community and are able to maintain their self-dignity and therefore maintain a higher quality of life.

Mission

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.

Corporate Members:

KEN MATHERNE


Modern Art Membership Level:

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