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 welcomes Quiana Lynell on March 16 at 7:00 pm for the second concert of the Spring 2017 series of Concerts at the Pointe.

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 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!
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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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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!