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.

The Regional Arts Council of Zachary is a community partner supporting visual and performing arts and art education in Zachary and its surrounding area.

The Missoula Children’s Theatre and 60 local students presented an original musical adaptation of Rapunzel on October 1, 2016.

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!

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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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It’s out of the tower and on the run as a zany cast of friends and foes help Rapunzel’s harrowing escape from the towering imprisonment of Madame Gothel. Add a dash of French flair and a pinch of personal triumph and friendship and you have a story you won’t forget!

Join us on Saturday, October 1 when the Missoula Children’s Theatre and local students present an original musical adaptation of Rapunzel.

All Zachary students, grades Kindergarten through 12th grade, are encouraged to audition on September 26, 2016. Auditions will be held at the Northwestern Middle School Girl’s Gym. Times will be adjusted to 4:15 to accommodate school dismissals. No acting experience is necessary.

The Missoula Children’s Theatre will conduct a week-long residency in Zachary in late September. The week will be capped off with 50-60 local school age children starring in a full-scale musical.

There will be two performances on October 1, 2016 at Northwestern Middle School at 3:00pm and 5:30pm.

Tickets are $6 for children 12 and under and $10 for adults.

Seats are limited so don’t wait to buy your tickets!

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Thank you to everyone that attending the Regional Arts Council of Zachary’s First Annual Arts Scholarship Fundraiser! Funds raised through ticket sales and silent auction will be applied toward a scholarship for a graduating Zachary High student pursuing arts in college.

 

 

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The Regional Arts Council of Zachary will present its inaugural Arts Scholarship Fundraiser Saturday, August 6, 2016 at The Pointe at Americana, 1250 Meeting Street, Zachary, Louisiana. Featured group, the Sun Room, is a jazz/funk/soul/R&B band comprised of Baton Rouge Magnet High students. Since the band’s launch more than a year ago, the Sun Room has played various venues including the Varsity, the Fire and Water Festival in Arnaudville, Louisiana, Ann Connelly Fine Arts, the Louisiana Arts and Science Museum, Lucy’s, Highland Coffees, and Atomic Pop Shop. Get tickets now on TicketLeap!

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The Sun Room jazz band will perform at the RACZ  Arts Scholarship Fundraiser.

The Regional Arts Council of Zachary will present its inaugural Arts Scholarship Fundraiser Saturday, August 6, 2016 at The Pointe at Americana, 1250 Meeting Street, Zachary, Louisiana.

The event will start at 6 p.m. with a silent auction. The featured entertainment of the evening, the Sun Room jazz band will take center stage from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. All white attire is suggested, but not required. Former RACZ Presidents Joy Petty, Margaret Harmon, and Thais Perkins will be honored at the event.

Event sponsors are the Coca-Cola Company, the Pointe at Americana, and Walk-Ons Bitstreaux & Bar. Light refreshments will be served. Tickets are $30 for non-members and $20 for members and may be purchased online at TicketLeap.

The Regional Arts Council of Zachary is a community partner supporting visual and performing arts and art education in Zachary and its surrounding area. The Council often partners with the Pointe at Americana, the recently-opened venue of the Americana traditional neighborhood development, to bring concerts and events to Zachary and the surrounding communities.

A 501c (3) formed in 2011, RACZ strives to inspire and enliven the community through the arts, and to enhance and preserve the cultural and economic health of the region. The term “arts” is understood to include, but is not limited to, clay pottery, glass, literary, performing, sculpture, stained glass, textile, visual, wood, and other allied arts.

The Regional Arts Council of Zachary is proud to bring world-class pianist Angela Draghicescu to the Zachary community. She will perform Tuesday, April 19 at 7 p.m. at the Pointe at Americana.

angela_draghicescuA native of Romania, Dr. Draghicescu currently serves as Collaborative Pianist at The University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, WA. She joined the Department of Music in the fall of 2012. Dr. Draghicescu has toured the world as a duo and chamber music pianist in venues that include Carnegie Hall, Benaroya Hall, George Enescu Philharmonic (Romania), Rudolfinium Auditorium (Prague), Mahidon Auditorium (Thailand), Hindemith Institute (Switzerland), and other venues in Switzerland, Romania, Hungary, France, and Norway.

She has collaborated with artists such as the Concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic Frank Huang, violinists Brian Lewis and Virgil Boutelis-Taft, Naumburg Competition winner cellist David Requiro, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra trumpet player David Bond, former Canadian Brass French horn player Jeff Nelsen, and Canadian Brass trombonist Achilles Liarmakopoulos.

Dr. Draghicescu received her bachelor’s and master degrees in piano performance at Louisiana State University, where she was awarded the LSU Scholarship in Accompanying and the LSU Wind Ensemble Pianist Scholarship for the entire duration of her college career. She earned her doctorate in collaborative piano at The University of Texas at Austin under the mentoring of Anne Epperson as a full scholarship recipient. At UT she was also awarded the Butler School of Music Assistantship in the Chamber and Collaborative Piano departments.

buy_ticketsAn avid promoter of contemporary music she is a frequent guest on Seattle’s Classical King FM radio station and can also be heard on Naxos labels; she is currently working on releasing two CDs of works by Distinguished Teacher White House Award-winning composer Dinos Constantinides for Centaur records.

Tickets are $15, and are available through Ticketleap.com and at the door. Advanced purchase is highly recommended, as seating is limited. We hope to see you at this RACZ-sponsored event.