Richmond Art Center
Richmond Art Center

Stitching Stolen Lives: Book Talk With Author and Founder of SJSA, Sara Trail

Stitching Stolen Lives: Book Talk With Author and Founder of SJSA, Sara Trail

Saturday, March 4, 1pm-2:30pm

Richmond Art Center, 2540 Barrett Avenue, Richmond, CA


Join us for a talk and book signing with Sara Trail, founder of Social Justice Sewing Academy and co-author of Stitching Stolen Lives, a book that chronicles the work of SJSA and the Remembrance Project. With forewords by Hillary Rodham Clinton and Reverend Jesse L. Jackson, Sr, the book includes personal stories of individuals and their families whose lives have been cut short due to social injustices.

Remembrance Project Workshop

Remembrance Project Workshop

Saturday, January 28, 2pm-4pm

Richmond Art Center, 2540 Barrett Avenue, Richmond, CA


Join Social Justice Sewing Academy in an interactive hands-on workshop that merges craft, art and activism to create textile art pieces that are displayed nationally in museums and other shows.

This workshop allows participants to discuss topics pertaining to social justice issues in a brave and safe space. During the two hour workshop you will participate in critical discussion and create a piece of textile art that you are passionate about.

60th Annual Holiday Arts Festival

60th Annual Holiday Arts Festival

Sunday, December 4, 2022, 10am-5pm

Richmond Art Center, 2540 Barrett Avenue, Richmond

  • Unique, Handmade Gifts by Over 50 Local Arts & Crafts Vendors
  • Famous Ceramics Studio Sale
  • Free Art Activities to DIY Your Own Cards and Gift Wrap Paper
  • Community Partner Pop-Ups
  • Open Glass Studio
  • Wet Plate Photo Portraits by Alice Rice
  • Raffle
  • Food and Drinks

Press Release: IN ENGLISH  |  EN ESPAÑOL 

The Holiday Arts Festival is back in-person to celebrate its ‘diamond jubilee’ 60th year.

Each year the Holiday Arts Festival offers over 1,000 visitors a chance to shop for unique gifts from local arts and crafts vendors, enjoy food and beverages, learn about inspiring community organizations, and participate in art-making activities for the whole family. The Festival’s gift sale runs from 10am to 5pm at Richmond Art Center, 2540 Barrett Avenue, Richmond.

Covid-19 Safety: Note, this is an indoor event. We will do what we can to keep people safe. Mask wearing will be required in the galleries and indoor public spaces. Masks may be removed while in the courtyard.

Meet the participants of the 60th 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.

Rhythms of the Land Screening & Q&A w/ Director Dr. Gail Myers

Rhythms of the Land Screening & Q&A w/ Director Dr. Gail Myers

Presented by Urban Tilth’s Black Caucus

Wednesday, November 16, 5:30pm-8:30pm

Richmond Art Center, 2540 Barrett Avenue, Richmond



Witness the stories of how Black farmers’ love of the land and dedication to community has enabled us to survive against overwhelming odds.


Empower Black folks with deeper connections to land and one another through storytelling and dialogue rooted in Black American agrarianism.


To build community as we break bread and enjoy a documentary more than a decade in the making!


Have fun, meet your neighbors remember our stories

Artist Focus Group on Public Art in Richmond

Artist Focus Group on Public Art in Richmond

Presented by Art Builds Community

Wednesday, November 9, 6:30pm-8pm

Richmond Art Center, 2540 Barrett Avenue, Richmond

Artists across all disciplines who live, work, play, or create Richmond are invited to participate in a focus group at Richmond Art Center that will explore how we can shape and invest in the future of public art and cultural arts programming for the city and artists. 

More info…

Día de los Muertos, Fall Family Day 10/15/22


Día de los Muertos, Fall Family Day

Saturday, October 15, 12pm-3pm | FREE

Richmond Art Center (courtyard), 2540 Barrett Avenue, Richmond

Fall Family Day at Richmond Art Center (RAC) will be a special celebration of Día de los Muertos on Saturday, October 15, 12pm-3pm. Kids of all ages and their grown-ups are invited to RAC’s courtyard to celebrate Day of the Dead with art-making, music, and miniature low riders. Admission is free.

Artist Daniel Camacho is leading the festivities with a community ofrenda and paper mache skull workshop. Daniel’s work is currently on view at RAC in the exhibition De Fantasías y Realidades (September 14 – November 17, 2022).

Other activities at Fall Family Day will include a Día de los Muertos presentation by Ernesto Olmos; live printing and coloring with local art collective Liberación Gráfica; community chalk mural with Rebeca García-González; art demonstrations; marigold giveaway; and local art vendors.

Community Ofrenda: Daniel Camacho invites community members to contribute items that honor their loves ones. Daniel says, “Through an ofrenda we commemorate and remember the life and death of our loved ones. It is a celebration that allows us to carry them in our hearts and welcome them back to the world of the living for one night.” Daniel invites the community to contribute a photograph of their loved ones and an object that represents something they loved, for example their favorite drink or snack, or a toy. Items can be brought to Richmond Art Center any time during gallery hours. The altar will be on display in the West Gallery from October 15 through to the end of Día de los Muertos on November 3.

Paper Mache Calaveritas: In the calaverita workshop participants will learn to make paper mache skulls for a Día de los Muertos altar. This two day workshop – on Saturday, October 8, 12pm-2pm and Saturday, October 15, 12pm-2pm – is for participants ages six and older (although kids younger than ten should bring an adult to help). Register HERE to attend both workshops and make a calaverita from scratch. Alternatively, folks are invited to drop into the second session on October 15 at Fall Family Day to decorate a premade skull.

Artwork in top image: Daniel Camacho, De Fantasias y Realidades #2, 2022 


Dia de los Muertos, Dia familiar en el otoño

Sábado, 15 de octubre, 12pm-3pm | LIBRE

Richmond Art Center (patio), 2540 Barrett Avenue, Richmond

El Día de la Familia de Otoño en Richmond Art Center (RAC) será una celebración especial del Día de los Muertos el sábado 15 de octubre de 12:00 p. m. a 3:00 p. m. Niños de todas las edades y sus adultos están invitados al patio de RAC para celebrar el Día de los Muertos con obras de arte, música y lowriders en miniatura. La admisión es gratis.

El artista Daniel Camacho encabeza las festividades con una ofrenda comunitaria y un taller de calaveras de papel maché. Las obras de Daniel se pueden ver en el RAC en la exposición, De Fantasías y Realidades (14 de septiembre – 17 de noviembre de 2022).

Otras actividades en el Día de la Familia de Otoño incluirán una presentación del Día de los Muertos por el artista Ernesto Olmos; impresión y coloreado en vivo con el colectivo de arte Liberación Gráfica; se pintará un mural comunitario de tiza con Rebeca García-González; demostraciones de arte; el UC Master Gardener regalara cempasuchil; buscar y encontrar; y vendedores de arte locales.

Ofrenda comunitaria: Daniel Camacho invita a los miembros de la comunidad a contribuir con artículos que honren a sus seres queridos. Daniel dice: “A través de una ofrenda conmemoramos y recordamos la vida y muerte de nuestros seres queridos. Es una celebración que nos permite llevarlos en el corazón y darles la bienvenida al mundo de los vivos por una noche”. Daniel invita a la comunidad a contribuir con una fotografía de sus seres queridos y un objeto que represente algo que amaban, por ejemplo, su bebida o tentempié favorito, o un juguete. Los artículos se pueden llevar al Centro de Arte de Richmond en cualquier momento durante el horario de la galería. El altar estará en exhibición en la West Gallery desde el 15 de octubre hasta el final del Día de los Muertos el 3 de noviembre.

Calaveritas de papel maché: En el taller de calaveritas los participantes aprenderán a hacer calaveras de papel maché para un altar del Día de los Muertos. Este taller es de dos días, el sábado 8 de octubre de 12 p. m. a 2 p. m. y el sábado 15 de octubre de 12 p. m. a 2 p. m., es para participantes mayores de seis años (aunque los niños menores de diez años deben traer a un adulto para que los ayude). Regístrate AQUÍ para asistir a ambos talleres y hacer una calaverita. Alternativamente, se invita a la gente a asistir a la segunda sesión el 15 de octubre en el Día de la Familia de Otoño para decorar una calavera prefabricada.

Obra de arte en la imagen superior: Daniel Camacho, De Fantasias y Realidades #2, 2022

Fall Exhibitions Opening Reception

Fall Exhibitions Opening Reception

Saturday, September 17, 12pm-2pm

Richmond Art Center, 2540 Barrett Avenue, Richmond, CA


Join us on Saturday, September 17, 12pm-2pm for the opening reception of our fall exhibitions.

The event will also feature special guests the Fencelines public art project team. Create art for environmental justice in Richmond with them!

Fall Exhibitions:

From the Pueblo, For the Pueblo

Main Gallery

New Visions

South Gallery

De Fantasías y Realidades

Community Gallery

New Visions: Artist Talk

New Visions: Artist Talk

Saturday, October 1, 12pm-2pm

Richmond Art Center, 2540 Barrett Avenue, Richmond, CA


Join us for an artist panel talk with the artists in the exhibition New Visions: Emerging Artists from Art of the African Diaspora. Kim Champion, Tiffany Conway, Ashara Ekundayo, and Bertrell Smith will be in conversation with curator Demetri Broxton. 

Kim Champion

Tiffany Conway 

Ashara Ekundayo 

Bertrell Smith 

Top Image: Tiffany Conway, Your Soul Knows the Way, 2019

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Richmond, CA 94804-1600


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