Fine & Functional Exhibition

Friday, November 16th 5-8 p.m.

Join us to celebrate the holidays and find unique art gifts for friends and family at the Hammond Regional Arts Center’s annual Fine & Functional Show from November 7-December 21. A special opening reception will be held on Friday, Nov. 16th from 5-8 p.m. during the Hammond Downtown Development District’s annual Starry November Night.

Fine & Functional is HRAC’s holiday tradition where gallery visitors may purchase affordable one-of-a-kind artwork while also supporting the local arts community. This unique, handmade art experience is curated by professional artists Nancy Perilloux and Katherine Scherer. This year, Fine & Functional offers original art by local and regional artists in a variety of artistic mediums, including: ceramics, glass, jewelry, limited edition prints, sculpture, wood, and more.

Participating artists include: Jamie Alonzo-Watts, Greg Arceneaux, Sandy Baham, Mary Boston, Rocky Broome, Tootie Calmes, Julie Cornelius, Rosemary Goodell, Trent Hebert, Jerry Hymel, Sue Karmeisool, Lynda Katz, Connie Kittok, Michael Koeniggeder, Sherryl Lutz, Jodie Masterman, Jaime Miller, Sandy Parfait, Cindy Rodger, Katherine Scherer, Dennis Sipiorski, Lauren Tobey, Emily and David Wortman.

With the spirit of gift giving and shopping convenience in mind, all art presented in the exhibition is available for patrons to take with them at the time of purchase. Join us at the HRAC for the opportunity to purchase unique fine arts and crafts for everyone on your Christmas list.


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Holiday Tea

Holiday Tea, Saturday, Dec. 8

Create holiday memories with friends and loved ones at our Victorian tea at the Hammond Regional Arts Center on Saturday, Dec. 8th. Following a morning of shopping in downtown Hammond, our tea service will provide a relaxing atmosphere to enjoy the tastes of the season for adults and children alike.

For only $10, you will receive a three-course menu of savories, scones and sweets along with an assortment of delectable teas. The HRAC invites you to enjoy its new holiday tradition surrounded by a variety of artwork perfect for gift-giving and holiday music. Christmas character and charm will abound. Our Pop-Up Coffee Shop is provided by Luma.

There are two available seating options for the Holiday Tea on Dec. 8, either 12-2 p.m. or 2-4 p.m. Reservations are required. Cocktails and Carols to follow at 5 p.m. Please call the HRAC at (985) 542-7113 to make yours as soon as possible. Regular business hours are on Wednesday-Friday from noon to 6 p.m.

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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.

Corporate Members:

Holly & Smith ArchitectsRon S. Macaluso Law Firm, LLCJerry Hymel's Our Glass Studio
Premiere Corporate Members: 
Patron Club Members:
CARE, Inc.

Tom & Donna Gay Anderson
Deek & Leisa Deblieux

Don Fellows & Hayley Taff

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