Fine & Functional

Opening reception Friday, Nov. 15 from 5-8 p.m.

The Fine and Functional exhibition returns to the Hammond Regional Arts Center just in time for the holiday season running November 15 through December 20. This unique, handmade art experience will include wonderful pieces by several artists in the surrounding parishes as well as locally made in Hammond and Ponchatoula. There will be lots of unique Christmas gift ideas available for purchase. Join us for this HRAC holiday tradition and take advantage of the opportunity to purchase unique crafts to fill out your Christmas list.



Make holiday memories during our “Holiday Happenings” hours on Friday, Nov. 15 during Starry November Night from 5-8 p.m. Let your kids make art while you shop and sip on a poinsettia champagne cocktail. Festive cookies and treats will also be made available while you peruse our wonderful holiday items. The HRAC will also have special shopping hours on Saturday, Nov. 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. during Z Arts, on Saturday, Nov. 30 for Small Business Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and on Saturday, Dec. 14 from 5-7 p.m. for our Holiday Open House just before The Nutcracker at the Columbia Theatre.

Holiday Tea at HRAC

Sunday, Dec. 8 with seatings at 12:30 and 3:30 p.m.

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

For only $25, 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.

There are two available seating options for the Holiday Tea on Sunday, Dec. 8, either 12:30-2:30 p.m. or 3:30-5:30 p.m. Paid reservations are required. Please visit 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.


Premiere Corporate Members: 

Corporate Members:



Holly & Smith ArchitectsRon S. Macaluso Law Firm, LLCJerry Hymel's Our Glass Studio, Dr. Sue LeBlanc, D.D.S.

Patron Club Members:
Tom & Donna Gay Anderson
Jeffrey and Barbara Smith
Alexis and Todd Ducorbier
Deek & Leisa Deblieux

Don Fellows & Hayley Taff

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