February Exhibition: Blake Boyd

Opening Reception on Friday, Feb. 6

Join the HRAC as we present artist Blake Boyd whose multi-media installation "Zombie Katrina: A Modern Horror" will be on display through the month of February, beginning with an opening reception on Friday, Feb. 6. 

Blake Boyd is a visual artist from New Orleans who has documented people for 20 years in public photobooths and with Polaroid cameras. His multimedia installation includes clay paintings, photographs, drawings, water colors and found objects.

Inspired by the events of Hurricane Katrina, Boyd takes his audience into a new look of modern horror through his artwork in remembrance of the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. 
Featuring paintings, photographs, drawings and found objects Boyd's work references “The Shining,” the writings of Hunter S. Thompson and Jack Kerouac’s “On the Road” and contains over 80 portraits including Ray Nagin, George Bush, Larry King, Brad Pitt and Bruce Campbell.

Celebrating the Written Word

The city of Hammond's largest literary event, “Celebrating the Written Word” will return for its second year on Saturday, March 7 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. in various downtown Hammond locations. 

Presented by the Hammond Regional Arts Center, this literary conference will feature over 20 well-known local authors who will discuss their genre of expertise, ranging from play writing, to true crime to food writing.

The highlight of the event will be an appearance by Louisiana Poet Laureate Ava Leavell Haymon, and will also include appearances from other acclaimed writers.

Registration costs $35 per attendee and provides access to a full day of workshops, panel discussions and master classes hosted by the guest authors. Click here for more info on "Celebrating the Written Word."

Calendar of Events


What's new?

HRAC is happy to announce a change in our gallery hours. We are now open on Monday and closed on Saturdays.


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.

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DeWalt , Jeffrey & Barbara Smith, Michael Ledet, Marjorie Morrison, Dr. Sue LeBlanc, State Farm Agent, Alexis Ducorbier, Deek Deblieux


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