RACZ supports art education and the visual and performing arts in and around Zachary. Activities include concerts,competitions and community events like the annual Fall Art Crawl.

SAVE THE DATE! The Fall Art Crawl will take place on November 3, 2017.

Looking to be more involved in RACZ? We're looking for new board members! Review the job description and submit your application today!

Here’s your chance to be a part of the Zachary’s largest annual arts event!

Each fall, the Regional Arts Council of Zachary hosts its annual Fall Art Crawl where a 1,000 of your neighbors visit downtown Zachary to shop and socialize. Local artists are invited to display and sell their art along the route. Attendees also enjoy live music by local musicians.

You have the opportunity to make this year’s Fall Art Crawl a success while promoting your business. Sponsorships start at $250 with the Exclusive Title Sponsor at $5,000. 

Download the sponsorship packet and complete the form by September 1 (print deadline).

Questions can be directed to committee co-chairs Marjorie Moore and April Hawthorne.

The Regional Arts Council of Zachary held its 1st annual scholarship fundraiser on August 8, 2016. Proceeds raised from ticket sales and the silent auction will be used to award two graduating high school seniors a $500.00 scholarship to pursue an academic degree in the performing or visual arts. This scholarship is open to high school seniors enrolled within the Zachary Community School district.

The deadline is April 3, 2017. The RACZ Scholarship Application can be downloaded here or obtained from a high school counselor.

The Regional Arts Council of Zachary is seeking committee members for the Fall Art Crawl Committee. Your work will help to organize and execute the organization’s largest annual event. More than 1,000 people gather in downtown Zachary to shop, support local artists, and socialize. If you are interested in serving on the committee, contact April Hawthorne.

 

 

Concerts at the Pointe

The Regional Arts Council of Zachary is excited to announce the lineup for the Spring series Concerts at the Pointe.

Created in 2014, Concerts at the Pointe makes quality performing arts easily accessible to the residents of Zachary and surrounding communities.

For Spring 2017, RACZ has selected three very different musical acts to delight audiences.

Quartetto Obrigado
February 16, 2017

Quartetto Obrigado is a Louisiana-based saxophone quartet dedicated to the performance and preservation of chamber music for the saxophone. Enjoy a medley of jazz, big band, and contemporary music!

Quiana Lynell Duo
March 16, 2017
Graduating from Louisiana State University’s music department, Quiana Lynell is able to harness her voice as a true instrument and perform various genres of music with precision and validity. Lynell will be accompanied by a pianist for a selection of jazz, gospel, and Americana tunes.
LSU Jazz Duo
April 6, 2017
Sponsored by Dry’s Pharmacy

This jazz duo is made up of LSU professors Willis Delony and Bill Grimes. Delony and Grimes have been playing together for years and have released a duo album entitled Civilized Conversations. Willis Delony, a Zachary native, has won acclaim as one of the nation’s leading classical/jazz crossover artists. William “Bill” Grimes is the E. & D. White Professor of Jazz Studies, and a widely respected virtuoso jazz bassists.

All three concerts will be held at The Pointe at Americana in Zachary. The concerts will begin at 7:00pm.

Tickets for single concerts are $15 for RACZ members and $20 for non-members. Series tickets are $35 for members and $50 for non-members. Not a member? Join today!
Purchase tickets here.
During the Fall Art Crawl, we were filled with such joy to see hundreds of our neighbors walking around downtown Zachary, visiting local shops and buying art from local artists. More than 100 participants also created art focused on healing after the Great Flood.help-other-children-to-experience-the-power-of-the-arts

The Fall Art Crawl and other arts programming, such as the Concerts at The Pointe and youth arts education, is only possible through the generosity of individuals and businesses, like you!

We hope you will join us and become a member of the Regional Arts Council of Zachary. Your tax-deductible donation will bring arts programming to Zachary and surrounding communities.

As a member, you’ll get valuable benefits, including discounted tickets to select events and classes, e-news to keep you up-to-date, and public acknowledgment on the Arts Council’s website and annual report.

So don’t delay – join today as a member!

The Regional Arts Council of Zachary (RACZ) is seeking nominations for its Board of Directors with terms beginning in January 2017. This is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual who is passionate about RACZ’s mission. RACZ is interested in individuals with diverse experience, knowledge, skill sets, and networks. Board members do not need to be residents of Zachary.

Click here for a complete job description.

To submit a nomination, visit http://tinyurl.com/RACZboardnom.

Thank you to our sponsors, participating businesses, artists and musicians, and everyone that came out for the 5th Annual Fall Art Crawl!

The Regional Arts Council of Zachary thanks its sponsors for the 2016 Fall Art Crawl! Through their generosity, we are able to offer a lively evening of local shopping, art, music, and fun!

Monet Sponsors 2016 Picasso Sponsors 2016 Rodrigue Sponsors 2016Van Gogh Sponsors 2016

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The Regional Arts Council of Zachary (RACZ) is pleased to announce that the 5th annual Fall Art Crawl will take place on Friday, October 14, 2016 from 6-9pm. The Fall Art Crawl is an evening of art, music, and entertainment held around downtown Zachary.

The Fall Art Crawl is produced each year by RACZ, which relies on its volunteers, artists, and local businesses to make it happen. Local businesses along Main Street and surrounding areas downtown open their doors to the public and local artists selling their artwork. Musical acts will be at various locations throughout the route. LeBlanc’s will once again offer wine tastings at Historic Village gazebo.

The Fall Art Crawl has become the event of the fall with nearly 1,000 people filling downtown Zachary. The event is always free to the public. It is generously supported by local businesses through event sponsorships.

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