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A message from RAC’s Executive Director and Board President

Hello Friends,

Thank you for being an important part of Richmond Art Center’s vibrant and creative community. We really appreciate your generosity — especially now when your continued financial support is so vital to keep Richmond Art Center running. 

For 85 years Richmond Art Center has been sharing and nurturing creativity in Richmond, CA. We are the largest visual arts center in the East Bay, a showcase and hands-on learning center that gives wide-ranging audiences the opportunity to create, see and learn about art. And this last year was momentous. After an eighteen month closure of our facility due to Covid-19, in September we successfully reopened for classes, exhibitions and some fabulous community events (see below for some highlights of 2021). 

But these successes came at a cost. Richmond Art Center continues to take a financial hit with reduced enrollments, limited capacity for community activities, and shortened gallery and studio hours. We have ambitious plans for 2022, but with Covid-19 numbers currently increasing, we know we need to be poised for whatever comes our way. 

Can you help? Please consider making a donation to our Annual Fund.

Your donation, whatever the amount, will support our efforts to sustain our current activities, develop new programs, and be ready to tackle our next challenge.

We look forward to seeing you back at Richmond Art Center in 2022. Until then, we hope you stay safe and well. 

With gratitude,

José Rivera
Executive Director

Carlos Privat
President, Board of Directors

Thank you to our community who came together in 2021 to…

  • Make our facility sparkle with renovated galleries & public spaces!
  • Run in-person, online & off-site classes for over 1,300 students!
  • Present 5 in-person exhibitions, 6 online exhibitions & 6 artist talks featuring over 350 artists!
  • Expand our scholarship program & free classes (30% of students took a class for free)!
  • Bring hundreds of people together safely in our courtyard for special events celebrating local art & artists, Día de los Muertos, and Indigenous Peoples’ Day!
  • Begin an artist residency with print collective Liberación Gráfica!
  • Plus so much more… and we ask for your help to keep going!

Please make a donation to our Annual Fund.

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Richmond Art Center
2540 Barrett Avenue
Richmond, CA 94804-1600


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