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.

Thank you to all of those sponsors, local businesses, artists, and visitors that made this year's Fall Art Crawl a success!

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

The Regional Arts Council of Zachary needs your help! 

On Friday, November 3, the Fall Art Crawl will take place in downtown Zachary. We need volunteers to make this event a success!We’re asking for one hour shifts at 6, 7, and 8 pm.

You can staff the information table at the Train Depot, check IDs for the wine tasting at the Pavilion, or collect garbage around the route.

We also need a clean up crew from 9-9:30pm to pick up trash boxes and signage, take down the RACZ tent and table to be stored at the Chamber, and pick up all extension cords.

If you can spare one hour of your evening (because we want to to be able to enjoy the event too!), please email Taylor or Marjorie with your time and task preferences.

The Regional Arts Council of Zachary seeks visual and jewelry artists to participate in the 6th Annual Fall Art Crawl on Friday, November 3.

Artists will be placed along the Art Crawl route through downtown Zachary. Artists will be required to provide their own table(s) and lighting.

The deadline to apply is August 31.

Apply to be a part of the Fall Art Crawl!

 

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.

 

 

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 2018, RACZ has selected three very different musical acts to delight audiences.

Magnolia String Quartet
February 27, 2018

The Original Magnolia String Quartet has been providing beautiful music for weddings, parties and religious functions in the Baton Rouge and surrounding area for over 25 years. As native Louisianians and graduates of the LSU Music School, active members of the Baton Rouge Symphony, Louisiana Sinfonietta, and freelance ensembles, they have played with well known performers such as Yo-Yo Ma, Isaac Perlman, Renee Flemming, Moody Blues, Ben Vereen, Chris Boti, Metropolitan Opera vocalists, and many more.

Fat City Swing Orchestra
April 24 , 2018
Enjoy the swing music and the dixieland style jazz of New Orleans! This wonderful Louisiana orchestra is led by Jon and Wesley Mannino on Bass and drums, Aaron Turnipseed on piano, David Will on trumpet, Justin Pardue on trombone, and Jonathan Lyons on sax and clarinet. You will smile and tap your toe to this great swing orchestra!
Michael McDowell
May 15, 2018

Born and raised in Baton Rouge, Michael McDowell has a musical upbringing as varied as Louisiana’s multicultural background.Though classically trained, he grew up listening to the piano stylings of Elton John and George Winston and began composing for piano before he was a teenager. Now he defines his unique style as “classical-contemporary crossover”. Drawing from the rhythmic syncopations of modern music and complex harmonic and melodic contours of Baroque and Classical composers, each piece McDowell performs is a virtuosic gumbo seasoned with his own distinctive touch and flare- an approach that has earned him a considerable following.

McDowell has performed at the Shaw Center in solo and with an orchestra. You will be enthralled by his showmanship and his artistry.

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!

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