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Be our Spring Catalog cover artist!

We’re looking for extraordinary art made here in our studios to feature as our Spring catalog cover image. Maybe it’s yours!

Image requirements:

  • Work must be made here in one of our studio classes or workshops within the last year.
  • Current students and teaching artists may apply.
  • Work must be emailed to 
    • Full size color jpegs at 300dpi. (Please, no cell phone pics, only final images you wish to be considered.)
    • Minimum size 8″ x 10″
    • Caption including artist’s name, title of work, class taken (and instructor’s name), medium, date.
    • Limit three images per person.

Questions? Email Julie Sparenberg at

Deadline is January 25.

Winter Class Recs for You!

Not sure what class to take this Winter? Here are a few suggestions to build your art skills. And we’ve got some new selections for the young people in your world, too!

Table Top Loom Weaving

Weaving Explorations

NEW! Lapidary Arts: Shaping and Polishing Stone

Sumi-e: Japanese Brush Painting

NEW! Stunning Abstracts in Soft Pastel

Design Thinking, Ages 8 – 11

Stop-Motion Animation, Ages 8 – 11

3D Modeling and Printing, Ages 11 – 14

Art Embroidery

Soft Sculpture: Knit and Crochet

Lost Wax Casting

Winter Beyond the Studio

Busy? Did you know that you can use the RAC PrintmakingMetals, and Ceramics studios WITHOUT taking a class? Previous RAC students can attend 3 hours per week of studio time by signing up for Beyond the Studio! Must sign up either in person or by calling (510) 620-6773. Whether you’re an advanced artist who just needs to use the equipment, or you’re schedule is too tight to take a full class this Winter, we’d love to see you here!

See and Make Art: Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays! Come make miniature woven ornaments!

Books we’ll be reading:
Lights of Winter: Winter Celebrations Around the World by Heather Conrad
Lots of Lights by Kavita Sahai
Too Many Tamales by Gary Soto
Bringing in the New Year by Grace Lin

Join us for this special free, family-friendly event at the Richmond Main Library in the Madeline F. Whittlesey Community Room (325 Civic Center Plaza).

All ages welcome!

Artist Info Session: The 23rd Annual Art of Living Black

The Call for Entry is open for The 23rd Annual Art of Living Black! Please join us for an info session on Saturday, December 15 at 11:00 am at the Richmond Art Center to learn what’s happening in the 2019 program.
  • Meet the steering committee who is producing the event
  • Share feedback and ideas
  • Network with other artists
  • Register to participate! (Read the entry guidelines and come prepared with your information and digital image)

Faces of Richmond Opening Reception

Join us for for the opening reception of this special, one-week exhibition.

This pop-up exhibition brings together the artists of the Richmond Senior Center with “every day” people who live or work in our city. Using a variety of media including watercolor, oil, graphite and pastel, the artists have created sensitive portraits of a diversity of people who generously modeled for the class.

Image: Johanna Denzinger, Maria, 2018. Courtesy of the Artist

Holiday Arts Festival

Join us at the Art Center for our annual Holiday Arts Festival!

This annual event is the go-to place for buying local holiday gifts. Enjoy our expanded marketplace of local arts and crafts vendors, our famous ceramics sale featuring hundreds of plates, mugs and objects made by the Art Center’s ceramic enthusiasts, and so much more. Visit our Community Partners tables to learn more about the good work happening in the Richmond community, enjoy food and drink, and fun artmaking activities!

Keep Families Together Mural Unveiling Party

Join us to celebrate the completion of our courtyard community mural, a project by young artists from RYSE Youth Center. Through digital images, wheatpaste and painting, the artists of this mural examine the complex meanings of borders in their lives.

Charine Chan 
Christopher Colin
Joselyn De Leon Rodas
Yolanda Flores
Elijah Fofana
Michelle Landerer-Valdivia
Marisol Lara
Katherine Leiva
Angel Lopez
Jose Perez III
Antonia Rojas
Quetzally Roldan-Chavez 
Shavase Shine
Andrea Perez

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Richmond Art Center
2540 Barrett Avenue
Richmond, California 94804

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Tue – Sat, 10 am – 5 pm
Closed Sundays and Mondays & Major Holidays.

Gallery admission is free.