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The 57th Annual Holiday Arts Festival Returns to the Richmond Art Center, Sunday, December 8

Free, family-friendly arts and crafts festival includes over 55 local artist vendors, community partners and food vendors, holiday café and free art activities for all ages, from 11 AM – 5 PM

Richmond, CA – November 26, 2019 – The Richmond Art Center invites holiday shoppers to experience a day of custom-made arts and crafts, jewelry, ceramics, textiles, packaged goods, clothing and accessories made by local independent artists and craftspeople. The 57th Annual Holiday Arts Festival is the largest community event and fundraiser for the Richmond Art Center, free to the public, with over 55 local artists and artisan vendors, non-profit community partners and gourmet food vendors participating, Sunday, December 8, 11 AM – 5 PM, at the Richmond Art Center, 2540 Barrett Avenue, Richmond.

“The Holiday Arts Festival is an annual East Bay tradition that brings the art community together and introduces handcrafted art to new audiences,” said Addela Garboos, Operations Director, Richmond Art Center. “For the hard-to-shop-for person, I am always able to find a gift here.

Visitors can browse the Richmond Art Center’s four galleries for holiday gifts made by local, independent artists and artisans, treat themselves to food from local gourmet food trucks and caterers, relax in the Holiday Café which will serve coffee, pastries, beer and wine. The festival also features its annual raffle of donated items from local artists, a Ceramics Sale and Yarn Market to support Studio Art programs, a holiday giftwrap station to present gifts in artistic style and free holiday art activities for all ages.

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Free parking is available in the 25th Street and Barrett Avenue parking lot, across the street from the Richmond Art Center. Accessible by BART, AC Transit, R-Transit, Lyft and UBER.

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About the Richmond Art Center
The Richmond Art Center is the largest visual arts center in the East Bay, delivering exciting arts experiences to people of all ages who reflect the diverse richness of our community. We do this through onsite Studio classes and Exhibitions and offsite Art in the Community programs.

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The GrilledCheezGuy


The GrilledCheezGuy started on the streets of Oakland and the Art Murmur after winning first place two times in 1 year at the National Grilled Cheese Invitational in Los Angeles, CA. 9 trophies later we have been serving up thousands of grilled cheeses using local ingredients, local businesses, and trying to always be a part of our lOAKal community. Although placing as a Best Food Truck of SF, the GrilledCheezGuy is a pop-up catering & events service with our first retail location which opened in Soma in 2018!

The founder, Michael Davidson, was a R&D scientist for 10 years before making the switch from a research lab to a research kitchen. He hosts other events as Behind the Cart and has created two other “guy” businesses, The Grilled PB&J Guy & Which Guys.

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East Brother Beer Co.

East Brother Beer Co. was founded by two friends, Rob and Chris, after decades of seeing the brewery take shape in their minds. They’ve brewed countless beers in their day, and always found themselves returning, as inevitably as the tide, to classic styles executed with precision.


In 1984 Semifreddi’s opened the doors to a 450-square-foot bakery in Kensington, California with one sourdough recipe, four products and a commitment to bake and deliver world class, hand-made bread daily.  We now utilize over 25 different recipes and bake more than 50 different breads and pastries. In a typical week, we bake around 190,000 loaves of bread and 40,000 pastries and cookies, at our “world” headquarters in Alameda.  By the way, “our world” is the San Francisco Bay Area.

Baking is our passion. Providing you with the freshest and highest quality breads and pastries at a reasonable price is our goal. We search the world for the finest ingredients; fennel from India, sesame from India and Central America, poppy seeds from Australia and the Netherlands, cinnamon from Indonesia, vanilla from Madagascar, and flour milled in Oaktown (Wurd!). We are and always will be self-proclaimed bread and pastry nerds.

Galaxy Desserts

Brioche Pasquier, a family-owned French bakery founded in 1936, and one of France’s leading brioche brands, creates delicious brioche classics using family recipes and preservative free, trans-fat free, and non-GMO ingredients.

The company entered the US market in 2012 with the acquisition of award-winning dessert company GalaxyDesserts.

Brioche Pasquier Galaxy Desserts offers a wide range of brioche, pastries, and dessert products (macarons, mousse cakes, tarts, crème brulee…).

We are highly committed to offering the highest quality to our customers, using the best ingredients, our family recipes and our French “savoir-faire”. Our products can be found in leading Northern California specialty grocers: Oliver’s Markets, Mollie Stone’s Markets, Draeger’s Market, Berkeley Bowl and Lunardi’s Markets.

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Barbara Stikker


About Barbara Stikker’s work: “I work in both intaglio and relief printmaking media, and I choose to recreate natural themes, particularly birds. I like the bold and graphic patterns created by their feathers. My work presents an intimate look at the wildlife that live in our Northern California habitats and beyond.”

About Barbara Stikker: “Although my college and post-college education made me an attorney, my heart has always been with art. I have been taking printmaking classes and workshops for almost 14 years at San Francisco City College, College of Marin, Crown Point Press and Kala. I have been in exhibitions in a number of venues around the Bay Area, in Los Angeles, in Bend, Oregon and in Rochester, New York.”

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Colleen Garland Pottery

About Colleen Garland Pottery’s work: “I make pottery that is functional, with brightly decorated, illustrative surfaces. My pieces tend to have surfaces that are warm and colorful with nature-inspired etchings. I primarily make tableware and other everyday, useful items.”

About Colleen Garland: I grew up in Richmond and have been working with clay for eight years. I teach wheel-throwing pottery classes and think it’s the best job in the world! My dearest clay ambition is to one day make my own full-sized, functional, wood-fired bathtub.

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Raccoon Crossing

About Raccoon Crossing’s work: “I use up-cycled materials used for day to day functional items. I started by selling coat racks made from wine barrel staves using rail road spike heads as the hooks and then I used the leftovers from the spikes to make bottle openers (all from the Point Richmond area).”

About Art Schmitt: Art has been a “maker” and tinkerer most his life and being semi-retired, he is taking advantage of the time and over 35 years collecting “raw material.” Working out of his home in San Leandro, he scours Craigslist for free items he can reuse or re-imagine, also while commuting to Richmond or taking nature walks with his family, he is constantly looking for “more stuff” to use (like the rail road spikes he uses that were found around Point Richmond). He also likes helping his two kids with props for their cos-play.


About HollyPapercut’s work: “I have a line of 3D paper art, papercuts and wood inlay. I create the graphics and design for each step in the process.”

About Holly Peters: I live and work in the Bay area as a graphic designer. My training is in printmaking, photography, illustration and book arts and these all form the underpinning of the work produced.

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R&R Coffee

R&R stands for Richmond-born, Richmond-grown. R&R is back and will be serving turkey sliders at the Holiday Arts Festival.

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Richmond, California 94804

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