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An update on the (gradual) reopening of Richmond Art Center

Dear RAC Community,

It’s happening! The gradual process of reopening Richmond Art Center will begin this summer. While the bulk of our classes and events remain online for now, plans are in place for a series of small on-site activities starting in July that will pilot our ability to open safely to the general public in early fall.

I know many students would love to return to our studios now, but please be patient. Our first in-person activities will focus on small groups run in partnership with community organizations and existing cohorts. Our facility has been closed for over fifteen months. It will take time for us to hire staff, reconnect with teachers, and rebuild our capacity for a suite of studio classes, exhibitions and events.

The great news is, with dedicated funding from an anonymous donor, we are able to use this transition time to makeover some of our public spaces and galleries. RAC is going sparkle!

So until we can see each other at RAC in the fall, I hope you will continue to engage in our classes, artist talks and events online this summer.


José R. Rivera
Executive Director


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