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A December Message from Our Executive Director

ric drawing 4Dear Richmond Art Center family,

As the Richmond Standard wrote in the October 18, 2016  issue:

When it comes to treasured resources in the Bay Area, it’s hard to top what the Richmond Art Center has brought to the area for 80 years. The robust venue . . .  is accessible, attractive and overflowing with artistic offerings for every age group and interest.

I see the energy created by our diverse offerings virtually every day – when  guests arrive for artists’ talks, to see new works by Bay Area artists, students creating new art forms with their hands and innate inspiration, or joining in on the fun at a  family event in our Courtyard. I am especially honored to lead this award-winning organization that provides a community forum for people of all ages to see, make art and learn about art.

We have continued to expand our Art in the Community outreach program to deliver more after school programs to Richmond elementary and middle schools, and community centers; continuing our free family weekend activities that encourage multi-generational learning; and providing professional development to elementary teachers to integrate creative art making  into their curriculum; presented increasingly ambitious art exhibitions like , David Park and the Human Spirit,  and Making Our Mark,  attracting new audiences and national acclaim. We have also added new teaching artists to provide lifelong learning opportunities for youth and adults while keeping our classes affordable and offering more scholarships.

I know that you understand the importance of the Art Center, and I hope that you will consider continuing your commitment to supporting our ongoing efforts to bring art to thousands of people each year. I am also pleased to announce that your contribution will be matched 1:1 by anonymous donors who share your commitment to the Art Center. Your tax-deductible gift will help support our exhibition, studio, and community-based programs. You can donate online here right now.

I would value the opportunity to meet with you to discuss what your contribution can mean to us. You can reach me at, or by phone at (510) 620-6777.

Thank you again for your invaluable support.


Richard Ambrose


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