Richmond Art Center Richmond Art Center

Art in the Community

Richmond Art Center began in 1936 with the vision of one woman devoted to sharing her love of art with the Richmond community. Today, we bring high quality art-making experiences to young people and families across Richmond and neighboring cities.

Our Art in the Community classes:

  • Expose students to a range of artistic disciplines
  • Are for children, youth, families, and adults of all ages
  • Bring art to sites across Richmond and San Pablo
  • Offer high-quality curricula written by practicing Bay Area artists
  • Contribute to a more art-infused Richmond through collaboration with community partners
  • Nurture young leaders by supporting creative thinking and problem solving
  • Are offered at low or no cost to students
  • Are taught by a team of teaching artists that reflects our community

Site Partners include:

  • ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS: Chavez Elementary School, Downer Elementary School, Ford Elementary School, Grant Elementary School, Lake Elementary School, Lincoln Elementary School, Peres Elementary School, Verde Elementary School, Washington Elementary School, West County Mandarin School
  • MIDDLE SCHOOLS: DeJean Middle School, Helms Middle School, Portola Middle School
  • HIGH SCHOOLS: Gateway to College High School @ Contra Costa College, Richmond High School
  • COMMUNITY CENTERS AND PUBLIC SITES: Atchison Village, Booker T. Anderson Community Center, Crescent Park Multicultural Resource Center, Kennedy Park Community Build Project/Trust for Public Land, The Latina Center, Nevin Community Center, Shields Reid Community Center, Parchester Community Center, Pogo Park, Main Branch of the Richmond Public Library, Youth Enrichment Strategies Family Camp

Watch a video of our intergenerational Cinco De Mayo Parade Float Design and Build class!

Visit and Contact

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


Contact and Visitor Info
Gallery Hours: Wed-Sat 10am-4pm