Day Two of Art Bank: Making Art in OUR Community
The Richmond Art Center began in 1936 with the vision of one woman, WPA artist Hazel Salmi, who was devoted to sharing her love of art with the community. Today, we continue her legacy by bringing high quality art-making experiences to young people and families across Richmond and neighboring cities through our Art in the Community program (AIC.)
AIC serves over 1,700 students each year in 12 public schools, six community centers, the Latina Center, the Richmond Public Library, Youth Enrichment Strategies Family Camps and more. We make our popular STEAM (science, technology, engineering, ART and math) camps free to low-income students, and over 2,800 school children have participated in tours of the Art Center free of charge. Additionally, we hold workshops for teaching artists to help integrate STEAM into their art instruction and offer two professional development workshops for more local teachers to integrate the visual arts into their core curriculum.
Part of our work at the Art Center is to ensure that art making, learning and creative exploration is accessible to all members of our community. Your donation to the Art Center allows us to continue growing and expanding this important work, and enables us to keep AIC making art in OUR community.
Please help us leverage our matching grant of $2,000, provided by a generous anonymous donor! Help us reach our week’s goal of $5,000 by giving today.