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Stop by our front desk, or call us at 510.620.6772 to make a donation.

The Richmond Art Center began in 1936 with the vision of one woman with a suitcase packed with art supplies. Today, thanks to our donors, we are the largest visual arts center in the East Bay, delivering exciting art experiences to thousands of people each year.

Study after study has proven the importance of the arts in keeping kids in school and increasing graduation rates, especially for young people in low-income communities. Art helps bring people of varied backgrounds and ethnicities together and builds a stronger community.

As a 501c3 nonprofit, we depend on financial support from many sources, including the City of Richmond, foundations, individuals and businesses. See a list of the generous donors who make our work possible.

Ways to Give

One-time or recurring tax-deductible gift

Your one-time or recurring tax-deductible gift helps us bring the joy of art-making to more community members. Donate online.

Double Your Donation

Donations of $200–$999 will go twice as far thanks to an anonymous foundation which will match your donation one-to-one, up to the first $10,000. The City of Richmond will also generously match your gift of $1,000 or more, dollar for dollar, up to the first $100,000. Donate online.

Matching Donations

Matching gifts are an easy way to increase the impact of your contribution at no additional cost to you. Check with your company’s Human Resources department to see if it is one of the thousands in the Bay Area which matches donations to nonprofits. If so, request a Matching Gift form and mail it to us at the address below. We’ll take care of the rest.

Richmond Art Center
2540 Barrett Avenue
Richmond, CA 94804

Stock Gifts and Mutual Funds

Giving stock and mutual funds can provide important tax benefits to you as a donor. When you give long-term appreciated stock to the Art Center, you will qualify for an income tax charitable deduction based on the average share price of your stock on the date on which you make your gift. Contact our Executive Director to get started.

Planned Giving

Make a lasting contribution to the work of the Richmond Art Center by naming us as a beneficiary in your will, as a recipient of a portion of your estate or by establishing a charitable trust. Learn more.

Donor Levels & Benefits

Sponsor $151 – $999

  • 10% discount on classes, workshops, exhibit catalogs & posters
  • 1-year Patron Family Level membership, includes NARM benefit (free admission to 700 museums nationwide, including the de Young, Asian Art and Oakland Museum of California).
  • Primary account holder can exhibit in Annual Members’ Show
  • 70% commission to the artist on sales of member’s artwork
  • Donor recognition on Art Center’s website and Donor Wall Panel

Friend $1,000 – $2,499

  • Tour of designated exhibition by Director
  • Plus all benefits listed above

Contributor $2,500 – $4,999

  • VIP reception to meet artists
  • 20% off of membership to employees for one year
  • Host one meeting at the Art Center (up to 20 people)
  • Plus all benefits listed above

Sustainer $5,000 – $9,999

  • Corporate logo on Art Center’s website
  • Recognition in quarterly class catalog
  • Use of galleries for a private, evening event
  • Invitation to all employees to a designated Art Center event
  • Plus all benefits listed above

Principal $10,000 – $19,999

  • Recognition on Art Center printed materials
  • Plus all benefits listed above

Leader $20,000 +

  • Participate in team building art program activity at the Richmond Art Center or designated off-site location
  • Plus all benefits listed above

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Richmond Art Center
2540 Barrett Avenue
Richmond, California 94804

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Tue – Sat, 10 am – 5 pm
Sun, noon – 5 pm (During Exhibitions)
Closed Mondays & Major Holidays.

Gallery admission is free.