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Reflecting on 2020, facing a new era…

End-of-Year Appeal

Hello Friends,

Thank you for being part of Richmond Art Center’s creative community. For nearly 85 years Richmond Art Center has been sharing art classes, events and exhibitions in Richmond, CA. But this year has been one of the most challenging times in our history; the Covid-19 pandemic turned our world upside-down, while the uprising for Black lives and racial justice called us to take time for internal reckoning.

We have moved forward with new ways of working, new partnerships and new projects. (See below some highlights for 2020.) But despite our successes Richmond Art Center took a serious financial hit with the temporary closure of our facility, and in October we had to reduce staff by 50%. Economic hardships, fires and smoke, and a stressful election have compounded challenges for our staff, volunteers, students and community. But through all this, it is art and creativity that have allowed us to find ways to come together, to heal, and to imagine.

We ask for your help to keep going. Please make a donation today to our Annual Fund.

Your donation, whatever the amount, will support our efforts to sustain our current activities, develop more remote programming, and remain poised to resume all of our programs once we reopen our facility. 

In appreciation of your support, and in celebration of our 58th Annual Holiday Arts Festival, WE HAVE THANK YOU GIFTS! CLICK HERE to visit our website to see the cool and creative thank you gifts on offer.

Gifts not your thing? Click here to see other options for making a contribution to our Annual Fund.

We look forward to welcoming you back to Richmond Art Center soon. Until then, we hope you stay safe and well. 

With gratitude,

José Rivera
Executive Director

Patricia Guthrie
President, Board of Directors

Thank you to staff, volunteers, teaching artists, students, partners and the community who came together in 2020 to…

2020 images from Instagram @RichmondArtCenter: Top l-r: Artist Zoë Boston is interviewed by Susan Duhan FelixGuillermo the Golden Trout by Andree Singer Thompsonartwork by Colleen Haraden-Gorski; Bottom l-r: Ceramic students at RACMarisa Burman’s Holding Warmthartwork by Ezly Torres


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Richmond, CA 94804-1600


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