Fine & Functional Shopping Guide

Give the gift of art this holiday season with choice selections from Hammond Regional Arts Center’s Fine & Functional exhibition. The show’s curators have selected some of the best works to make the perfect present ranging from books for children, timeless leather accessories for your stylish sis, and sleek home essentials fit for an art gallery.  

The list below reflects just some of the perfect presents to add a dash of dapper when rounding out your holiday shopping this year. Find them all and more at HRAC and visit us during Small Business Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon for a unique, local shopping experience. 

David and Emily Wortman of Wortman Pottery incorporate a love affair with Louisiana and its culinary abundance. Each of their functional pieces is designed to showcase oysters, crawfish, alligators, and more—a perfect gift for budding chefs. 

New to Fine & Functional is Jonny Vieuxdo. Born and bred in Hammond, Louisiana. Now a resident of New Orleans, he has been in the auto title business for over 25 years, developing his interest in license plates. Salvaged materials such as wood and metals combined with old license plates create beautiful décor pieces for any NOLA lover. 

Designed by Mike Davis, this glassware tray will accentuate your favorite sushi order from Kirin Sushi or Cate Street Seafood Station. 

Micah McGrath works exclusively with leather, making functional art in bags, purses, and wallets. He incorporates vintage found objects into many pieces, preserving the past in new work. 

Cathy DeYoung chooses vitreous enamel in her jewelry because of its durability, vibrant color, and ability to last for thousands of years. Her goal is to create durable and artistic sculptures that pay tribute to and preserve the stories of interesting people and places. 


Whether you’re looking for a beautiful painting for your grandchild’s nursery, a house-warming gift for your best friend, or the perfect dinner party display, we’re confident that you’ll find something for everyone on your list within our specially curated exhibition.

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