Our 2014 Brews Art Festival, sponsored by NTS Communications, Nortech and First Guaranty Bank, offers guests a chance to sample over 40 local and international beers while experiencing great food, music, arts and crafts, all to benefit the Hammond Regional Arts Center. 

Ticket prices are $25 at the door or $20 in advance and can be purchased at the Arts Center during our regular gallery hours or online by clicking here.

New for 2014, Hammond Regional Arts Center and Louisiana Children's Discover Center have teamed up to make this year's Brews Art Fest a family affair. Parents may now leave their children to enjoy arts, crafts, fun and games at the LCDC's Almost Sleepover on Friday, September 26th while they sample our selection of beers at the Brews Art Festival.

Click here to register your children for LCDC's Almost Sleepover and buy your Brews Arts tickets in our convenient one stop shopping web page. Pre-registration for the "Almost Sleepover" ends on Thursday, Sept. 25 at noon.

Drake Fuller Opening Reception

Join us in an opening reception featuring Drake Fuller, our exhibited artist for September on Friday, Sept. 5 from 5-8 p.m.

Drake moved to New Orleans in 1991, and was immediately struck by the architecture and the people there. He began to realize that that in all his years of being an artist that he had stumbled into a new era of his life that would take his art into a whole different direction. His journey into the field of glass and photography had begun.

Drake's work represents the world as he sees it, using metal, wood, glass and LED lighting technology, he wants the viewer to peer into his thoughts and how he interprets things. Please also join us on Thursday, Sept. 11 with Fuller as he discusses his art process as part of our Lunch Lecture Series. Doors open at noon, and the lecture begins at 12:30.

Artbox Donations

Beginning with our August 1st opening reception, the HRAC will start collecting donated art supplies for Miss Melinda Rosamond of Hammond Junior High Magnet School as part of our Art Box program.

The HRAC will be accepting donations in the form of Prang Washable Markers, Crayola Colored Pencils, School Smart Oil Pastels and Sargent Watercolor Pencils. Please drop off all donations to the HRAC during regular gallery hours.
Downtown Hammond's September 5th art walk includes 17 venues with art exhibits, live music fine dining and drink specials all within walking distance in Downtown Hammond.

Click here to see our listings or download our 1st Friday Art Walk guide.

P3+ Juried Art Show

September 30 is the official deadline for all entries to be considered for Hammond’s P3+ programming as part of Prospect 3, an international art exhibit based in New Orleans.

The show will be held at HRAC from Nov. 7-29 with an open reception from 5-8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 7 as part of Downtown Hammond’s 1st Friday Art Walk.

The entry fee for the show is $20, which entitles each artist to submit up to three works. The 1st place winner will receive $150 and be given a solo exhibition at Hammond Regional Arts Center during the 2015 season. For the complete show prospectus, click here.

Extra! Extra!

Be sure to pick up a copy of The Daily Star each week on Friday to check out HRAC's new art column.

Each week, the HRAC will feature a highlight, review or critique of arts in the Hammond community. This week's edition puts the spotlight on Tyler Vance's photography as part of HRAC's Lunch Lecture Series.

RENT HRAC FOR YOUR NEXT EVENT

Did you know that you can rent the Hammond Regional Art Center for meetings and special events? HRAC offers the best value for your money anywhere in Downtown Hammond with its unique setting and artistic atmosphere. The Arts Center is the perfect venue for holiday parties, reunions, showers and many other types of events, and of course our members receive 20% off our listed rates.
 

HRAC HIGHLIGHTS ANNUAL CORPORATE MEMBER

The Hammond Regional Arts Center is giving a special recognition this month to its regular corporate member, CARE Inc. who have continually contributed significant support to the Arts Center.

The mission of CARE Inc. is to assist individuals with both physical and/or mental disabilities achieve a higher quality of life by caring for them in their own homes. CARE Inc. believes that if individuals are able to live in their own homes they remain active in their community and are able to maintain their self-dignity and therefore maintain a higher quality of life.

Mission

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.

Special Thanks

Our sincere gratitude goes out to our many supporters! Special thanks to those who have shown support of our efforts to promote the arts in 2013.

Corporate Members:

KEN MATHERNE


Modern Art Membership Level:

Jeffrey & Barbara Smith  -  Michael Ledet  -  Marjorie Morrison  -  Dr. Sue LeBlanc  -  State Farm Agent Alexis Ducorbier