Young Artists Exhibition, on view March 8 - 29

In celebration of National Youth Art Month during March, the Hammond Regional Arts Center will host a “Young Artists” exhibition to give an opportunity for the public to peer into the classrooms of local art teachers. The Arts Center’s exhibition, on view from March 8-29, will showcase works of emerging art students throughout the city of Hammond from elementary school through high school. An opening reception will be held at the Arts Center on Friday, March 8, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Participating schools include Loranger High School, Midway Elementary, SLU Lab School, Hammond High School, Hammond Eastside and Westside Elementary, Holy Ghost Catholic School, St. Thomas Aquinas, Ponchatoula High.

Admission is free to the public and refreshments including a complimentary banana split bar complete with ice cream, fruit, nuts, sauces and sprinkles will be served. Patrons will be able to purchase tickets to win a giant basket of art supplies. The Arts Center will also be doing a special membership deal. All newly joined HRAC members will receive their choice of a free Love Pop card or a token for the Art-O-Mat art dispenser.

National Youth Art Month is an annual observance each March to emphasize the value of art education and to encourage public support for quality school art programs. The focus of this month is to convey to the public that art education develops self-discipline, self-esteem, and a sense of pride in self-expression. Youth Art Month has been observed nationally since 1961.

Upcoming Exhibitions


January 9 - February 28

Bon á Tiere Printmaking Invitational

Curated by Ernest Milstead

Opening reception: Friday, February 1

March 8 - 29

Young Artists Exhibition

Artwork by K-12 students

Opening reception: Friday, March 8

April 5 - 26

Hammond Art Guild

57th Annual Spring Open Judged Exhibition

Opening reception: Friday, April 5

May 3 - June 28

Twenty Year Retrospective: Documenting Society of Saint Anne

Katherine Scherer

Opening reception: Friday, May 3

July 12-26

Preserve Tangi 150

Curated by Hammond Historic District

Opening reception: Friday, July 12

August 2 - September 27

Presentation of Japanese Aesthetics

The Artworks of Rosemary Goodell and Celebration of Japanese Culture 

Opening reception: Friday, August 2

October 4 - 25

Art of Transition

The work of Hannah Chalew, Danielle Jones and Davana Robedee

Opening reception: Friday, October 4

November 1 - December 20

Fine & Functional Exhibition

Opening reception: Friday, November 15

These exhibitions are free and open to the public.

Dates & Exhibitions Subject to Change

Bon á Tiere Printmaking Invitational

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