Opening day: Friday, August 21 from noon to 7 p.m.

Explore with us during an exhibition that features one of the most practical pieces of furniture in history—a piece whose evolution over time has been less about function and more about fashion. Function and fashion collide in an out-of-the-box exhibition called THE CHAIR.

Each piece on loan from area residents and businesses allows you to notice a variety of distinctive design periods, bold and muted colors, sharp lines and smooth curves, lush fabrics, woods, and metals. As attractive as THE CHAIR may be, please do not sit.

ARTisTRY Classes

Saturday, Aug. 8 from 10 am. to 1 p.m.

Let's keep the summer fun rolling during Hot August Month!  Join us for our launch party to kick off our newest art class programming for BOTH adults and kids.

Join us on Saturday, Aug. 8th anytime from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Arts Center to learn about our upcoming classes, and also partake in a FREE class on chalk art techniques with local art teacher and HRAC board member Shayla Kelly.

After you learn your different chalk techniques, take a FREE tote and hit the streets to participate in the all ages #ChalktheWalkTangi, in partnership with Hammond Downtown Development District. Be sure to use hashtag on your social media and tag us.

The fun doesn't stop there, we'll also have light refreshments on site and fun giveaways. It's summer time in Hammond, America y'all.

Virtual Art Gallery

New to HRAC is our online virtual art gallery! Need something new to add to your home? Check out the array of available works (paintings, photography, books and more) on sale from local artists in the community.

Featured artists: Phillip Colwart, Gisela Niedenfuer, and Pat Macaluso

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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.


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