Richmond Art Center
Richmond Art Center

Holiday Arts Festival
12/8/24

62nd Annual Holiday Arts Festival

Sunday, December 8, 10am-4pm | Free Admission

Richmond Art Center, 2540 Barrett Avenue, Richmond, CA

  • Unique, Handmade Gifts by Local Arts & Crafts Vendors
  • Ceramics Studio Sale
  • Free Art Activities
  • Community Partner Pop-Ups
  • Raffle
  • Food and Drinks

Be a vendor! Local artists, artisans, crafters and makers are invited to apply to be vendors at the Holiday Arts Festival. This shop-local event is a great way to expose your work to an audience of 1,000+ who appreciate hand-crafted gifts. There is no application fee and first-time vendors to the Festival are encouraged to apply.

Join the HAF vendor mailing list to be notified when applications for the 2024 festival open.

Spring Family Day
4/27/24

Spring Family Day

Saturday, April 27, 2024, 12pm-3pm | Free

Richmond Art Center, 2540 Barrett Avenue, Richmond

This free, fun day for families is not to be missed!

  • Art making activities
  • Art demo
  • Games
  • Music
  • …and more!

Image: Family Day participants in 2023 work on a community mural project led by Luis Garcia

Art of the African Diaspora Closing Party
3/16/24

Saturday, March 16, 2pm-4pm

Richmond Art Center, 2540 Barrett Avenue, Richmond, CA

FREE

Let’s come together one last time at Richmond Art Center to celebrate Art of the African Diaspora 2024!


INFORMATION FOR PARTICIPATING ARTISTS

Artwork Pick Up: Exhibiting artists may pick up their artworks after the Closing Party event from 4pm-5:30pm. Please note, no earlier artwork pick up can be accommodated.

Artwork Pick Up Times:

  • Saturday, March 16, 4pm-5:30pm
  • Monday, March 18, 11am-4pm

Stories and Reflections on the Refinery Healing Walks
3/2/24

Stories and Reflections on the Refinery Healing Walks

Opening: Corina Gould, Co-Director, Sogorea Te’ Land Trust; Traditional Spokesperson, Confederated Villages of Lisjan

Panelists: Isabella Zizi, Alison Ehara-Brown, Pennie Opal Plant, Patricia St. Onge

Saturday, March 2, 11am (reception), 12pm (panel discussion)

Richmond Art Center, 2540 Barrett Avenue, Richmond, CA

FREE

On Saturday, March 2, a special event to share stories and reflections from the Refinery Healing Walks will be held. A reception will begin at 11am, followed by a panel discussion at 12pm. This event is free and all are welcome.

This event is held in conjunction with the exhibition Many Hands, One World – Quilts from the Refinery Corridor Healing Walks.

Special thanks to Mike and Tammy Little Bear for providing lunch, and David Solnit of Climate Justice Street Mural Arts Project for leading an art activity.

Point Molate Artist Talk and butohBuddies Performance
2/24/24

Point Molate Artist Talk and butohBuddies Performance

Saturday, February 24, 1pm

Richmond Art Center, 2540 Barrett Avenue, Richmond, CA

FREE

The butohBuddies performance group (Ruth Ichinaga, Kiyono Kishi, Lipton Mah, Nina Moore, and Irene Wibawa) presents a dance inspired by Point Molate. 

Following the performance, curator Jenny E. Balisle will facilitate a conversation with the artists of the exhibition Point Molate.

Top image: Irene Wibawa, The Residents (detail), 2023

XOXO Paint & Sip
2/10/24

XOXO Paint & Sip

Bring Your Boo!

Saturday, February 10, 5pm-8pm

Richmond Art Center, 2540 Barrett Avenue, Richmond, CA

FREE | OVER 21 ONLY | REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Paint and sip with us to celebrate Valentine’s Day! Elishes Cavness will guide you through the steps to create your own masterpiece. No experience necessary.

All materials and light refreshments provided by Richmond Art Center.

Registration includes a +1 for your loved one!

AOTAD Featured Speakers: Richard Mayhew and Foad Satterfield
2/10/24

Art of the African Diaspora Featured Speakers: Richard Mayhew and Foad Satterfield

Saturday, February 10, 12pm-1:30pm

Richmond Art Center, 2540 Barrett Avenue, Richmond, CA

FREE

A special conversation with artists Richard Mayhew and Foad Satterfield. Facilitated by Flo Wiley.

This event is presented as part of Art of the African Diaspora 2024.


Richard Mayhew (born April 3, 1924) is an Afro-Native American landscape painter, illustrator, and arts educator. His abstract, brightly colored landscapes are informed by his experiences as an African American/Native American and his interest in Jazz and the performing arts. Mayhew was a member of Spiral, a black painters’ group in the 1960s in New York that included Romare Bearden, Charles Alston and Hale Woodruff as members. From 1963 to 1977, Mayhew taught at many schools, including the Pratt Institute, the Art Students League, Smith College, Hunter College, San Jose State University, and Sonoma State University. From 1977 to 1991, Mayhew was a professor in the visual arts at the Pennsylvania State University. After retiring from Pennsylvania State University, Mayhew returned to Santa Cruz, California.

Foad Satterfield began his professional career as an artist began in 1973. Since 2018, Satterfield has held the title Professor Emeritus, Dominican University of California after teaching there for 38 years. He is a founding member of the 45th Street Co-Operative (1974-Present). Satterfield has shown his work widely as a solo artist and as a participant in group exhibitions including: Things Known (solo exhibition), Saint Mary’s Museum of Art, Moraga, in 2019; Space Before Us, Unrestrained (solo exhibition), Malin Gallery, New York City; and Elemental Variations, Malin Gallery, Aspen, in 2023-2024. Currently, Satterfield has a solo exhibition at the Sanchez Art Center in Pacifica from January 19 through February 11, 2024. To close the exhibition Satterfield will give an Artist Talk at 3pm on February 11. Foad is currently represented by Studio Gallery Burlingame, CA and Maybaum Gallery San Francisco, CA.

Flo Wiley is a 50 year veteran arts administrator in the Bay Area, New York City, and Lagos Nigeria. She is the former Chair of the Richmond Arts & Culture Commission, and President of Spirit & Image Entertainment whose Actors Workshop with Flo Wiley starts February 4 at CoBiz.

Holiday Arts Festival
12/3/23

61st Annual Holiday Arts Festival

Sunday, December 3, 10am-5pm | Free Admission

Richmond Art Center, 2540 Barrett Avenue, Richmond, CA

  • Unique, Handmade Gifts by 50+ Local Arts & Crafts Vendors
  • Epic Ceramics Studio Sale
  • Free Art Activities
  • Community Partner Pop-Ups
  • Caricatures by artist Eli Africa
  • DIY Giftwrap with Julia LaChica
  • Raffle
  • Food and Drinks

The Holiday Arts Festival features a marketplace of 50+ Bay Area makers selling unique designs, artisanal products, and handmade merchandise. Shop locally-made holiday gifts while supporting independent artists and small businesses!

Visitors can also experience the famous Ceramics Studio Sale; the best deal on handmade, beautiful and usable ceramics in the Bay Area.  All items are made by Richmond Art Center’s students, teachers and friends. Proceeds from the Ceramics Sale benefit Richmond Art Center.

Other activities at the festival include live caricatures; free art-making activities; a raffle of donated items from local artists and businesses; and the opportunity to buy artist designed Richmond Art Center merchandise.

Participating Vendors: Adrianna Gluck, Art of the African Diaspora, Asian Pacific Environmental Network, Atomic K Designs, Bea Hartman Ceramics, Bird vs. Bird Designs, Brick Factory Designs, CeramicsByRegina, Chris Granillo Art, CMC Designs, EGChu Handcrafted, EliCreates, Elishes Cavness III, Eyes For Trees, Girls Curls Jewelry, Hats and Spats & Tinybully Knits, HK Ceramics, HollyPapercuts, Illustrations by SENDY, Irene McGuire Crafts, Iris Chiu Art, JenniferLindermanArt, Jenny Windler Jewelry, Kristi & Keena are Friends, Langfordcraft, Larry Craighill Ceramics, Lauren Ari, Leticia Javier, Liberación Gráfica, LSK Designs, Marisa Burman, MegParkesFinds, Menmin Made, Moon & Leaf, More With Less, Morning Cup Designs, Native American Health Center, NIAD Art Center, NIAD Art Center, OntheQ, Pretty Fun Designs, Rebeca’s Art Prints, Richmond Library, RYSE, S for Sparkle, S.Beaubrun, Shrine Jewelry, Skincare by Feleciai, The Latina Center, The Latina Center, The Weekend Store, The Xocolate Bar, Untitled Cloth, LLC, Valerie Brown-Troutt, Visual Artists of Richmond, Wiggle & Woof, YKS Ceramics

THANK YOU TO OUR EVENT SPONSOR


MEET THE PARTICIPANTS OF THE 61ST ANNUAL HOLIDAY ARTS FESTIVAL!

Richmond Art Center is pleased to serve as gateway for local artists to display and sell their works. At the Holiday Arts Festival we’re also highlighting community organizations with vital messages.

Richmond Art Center does not receive any portion of the proceeds from sales – either in-person at the Festival or online via linked artist or organization websites – and the terms of all sales are set by the participants.


CLICK HERE for information if you are a vendor at the Holiday Arts Festival.

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