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Go Fish! Celebrating 25 Years of Guillermo the Golden Trout



Go Fish!

Celebrating 25 Years of Guillermo the Golden Trout

Saturday, August 5, 1pm-4pm | FREE

Richmond Art Center, 2540 Barrett Avenue, Richmond

Join us for a community party to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Andrée Singer Thompson’s iconic sculpture, Guillermo the Golden Trout.

Go Fish! will honor Singer Thompson and wish Guillermo a happy birthday with a so-FISH-ticated line-up of activities including fishing games, fish art-making, live music by Sueños Jazz, and food by Richmond restaurant El Sol. Guests will also have the opportunity to learn about Guillermo the Golden Trout and Andrée Singer Thompson’s artistic practice through an exhibition of her work. (In preparation for the big day Guillermo the Golden Trout received a light revamp earlier this year.)

About the Work: Guillermo the Golden Trout is the prominent fish sculpture that adorns Richmond Art Center’s building. At 50 feet long and weighing 800 pounds, the vibrantly colored sculpture made a big splash when it was installed in 1997 as part of Singer Thompson’s Making Waves – A Ripple Effect exhibition. The work became a permanent installation after it was purchased by Mayor Rosemary Corbin for the City of Richmond using the mayor’s beautification fund. Twenty-five years later Guillermo the Golden Trout is a local landmark, and shorthand for visitors needing directions to Richmond Art Center: “Go to Richmond’s Civic Center and look for the big fish!”

This event is free and open to all.


Go Fish! is Richmond Art Center’s first in-person fundraiser since the pandemic. This event is free, but we’re also selling ‘Golden (Trout) Tickets’ to those who can show their support. Please consider purchasing a ticket for yourself and a community member to enjoy the event. Funds raised will go towards Richmond Art Center’s annual fund, so we can continue to achieve our mission and ensure everyone in our community can experience the benefits of making and engaging with art.

Golden (Trout) Ticket holders enjoy special perks at Go Fish! including a complimentary Guillermo tote bag with goodies and the satisfaction of singing “I’ve got a golden (trout) ticket!’

More ways to show your support:


VERY BIG FISH ($5,000+)

Mechanics Bank
Matt and Margaret Jacobson

BIGGER FISH ($2,500+)

Phillips 66

BIG FISH ($1,000+)

Overaa Construction
Sims Metal
Collins Management
MSH Group
Jan and Byron Brown – in memory of Gay Parker and the RACettes
Rosemary and Douglas Corbin


M.A. Hays Co.
Martin McNair and Margi Cellucci
Susan Wittenberg
Ninomiya – Koda Charitable Foundation
James Wheeler and Joyce Shon

Top image: Guillermo drawing by Francisco Rojas


Go Fish!

Una fiesta comunitaria para celebrar los 25 años de Guillermo, the Golden Trout

Sábado, 5 de agosto, 1pm-4pm | GRATIS

Richmond Art Center, 2540 Barrett Avenue, Richmond

Únase a nosotros en una fiesta comunitaria para celebrar el 25.º aniversario de la icónica escultura de pez de Andrée Singer Thompson que adorna el edificio del Centro de Arte de Richmond. Le estaremos deseando feliz cumpleaños a Guillermo, the Golden Trout con arte, juegos, música en vivo, subasta y pastel.

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Richmond, CA 94804-1600


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