The Fall Art Crawl hosted by the Regional Arts Council of Zachary featured some new faces on Friday.
Held at businesses along Main, Church and Virginia streets in downtown Zachary, a featured stop on the Art Crawl route was the Train Depot. It was a hub of activity on Friday with children creating take-home mosaics they created with help from volunteer Theresa DePrato.
DePrato attended the event to assist Baton Rouge artist Wendy Hazey, whose Rebuilding Louisiana healing arts project honors the courage, strength and resilience shown during the flood of 2016 and its aftermath.
"I worked in shelters for three weeks during the first phase of recovery following the disaster," Hazey said. "The people I met and others who were 'boots on the ground' were inspiring."
Hazey's collaborative art project is a huge outline of Louisiana that invites people to walk up and glue colored pieces of glass in spots within the boot shape, designating where their home was or still is or a spot in the state where a loved one was affected by the flood.
Attendees also were asked to sign their names on the project.
Pride couple Robert and Marie Pourciau, who have been together 45 years, relocated to Zachary after losing everything during the flood. They both said they were happy to participate in the art project by adding to the mosaic.
"We only got two feet in our house but we lost everything," said Robert Pourciau.
Tammy Heil, retired from the LSU Agricultural Center, had some of her photographs of wildlife and flowers displayed in front of Subway on Main Street.
Centreville resident Julie Lea, who happened to be passing through Zachary on Friday, stopped to check out some of Heil's photographs.
"My house in Mississippi flooded during August, and it's been gutted. I'm in the repair and redecorate mode," she said. "I think some of these prints of hummingbirds and flowers are just what I need."
Members of the Zachary High carpentry class, led by teacher Gary Larkin, also participated in Friday's Art Crawl by selling some of the handmade wood benches, picnic tables and porch tables they've crafted.
Larkin, a four-year carpentry instructor at Zachary High, said his students also build props and backdrops for some of the plays and musicals held at several Zachary schools.
More than 30 artists and artisans participate in this year's Fall Art Crawl.