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Celebrate Community and Richmond-Based Art Making with Us!


In Fall 2016, the Richmond Art Center continues to celebrate 80 years of community art making in Richmond and its surrounding areas with its Back to School community event. This all-ages event is open to Art Center constituents old and new and serves as a means for our community to celebrate and contribute to its 80-year milestone for our students, teaching artists, and larger Art Center community. Guests will participate in hands-on activities, including art making and contributing to a “Making Our Mark” memory wall.

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Images by Lukaza Branfman-Verissimo

This event serves as a celebration and small fundraiser for the active Richmond Art Center community including its students, instructors and extended Art Center family. The $25 sliding scale ticket includes informal dinner and one drink ticket. In addition, the first 80 attendees at the door will receive a hand-thrown bowl for their meal and to take home, made by the Art Center’s Ceramics Manager Marisa Burman.

RSVPs are recommended and tickets can be purchased directly through Eventbrite:


Handmade ceramic bowls by Marisa Burman will be given to the first 80 guests.

Date: Friday, September 23rd, 2016

6:00 – 6:30pm, Art-making, music
6:30pm, Dinner
7:00 – 9:00pm, Music and dancing

For more information about this event, please contact Dominique Enriquez, Studio Director:

logo-homepageThe main event will take place in the Richmond Art Center’s Courtyard, with additional art making activities in several studios, including button making and screenprinting tote bags, led by teaching artist Michael Perkin. Music for the evening will be provided by San Francisco-based DJ The Juice ( This event has sponsored in part by Lagunitas Brewing Company.

Guests can also visit the Main, West, South and Community galleries, where the Fall Exhibitions Making Our Mark and Marking New Paths will be on display. For more information about this exhibition, please visit:


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


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