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.

Visit and Contact

Richmond Art Center
2540 Barrett Avenue
Richmond, CA 94804-1600


Gallery Hours: Wed-Sat 10am-4pm

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