Richmond Art Center

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Vote for Richmond Art Center

Vote for Richmond Art Center

May 22nd, 2024

Vote for Richmond Art Center! We're honored to be nominated for "Best Art Gallery" in the East Bay Express's BEST OF THE EAST BAY 2024 ballot. Please consider voting for us, it'd be much appreciated. VOTE HERE ... Continue Reading

Bravo to the WCCUSD students honored with Artistic Achievement Awards!

Bravo to the WCCUSD students honored with Artistic Achievement Awards!

May 14th, 2024

WCCUSD Student Artistic Achievement Awards Congratulations to the students who won Artistic Achievement Awards for their artwork in the 58th Annual WCCUSD Student Art Show! ARTISTIC ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS Adrian Salmoran, Richmond High School Rose Yerian, Pinole Valley High School Valeria Rodriguez, John F. Kennedy High School Quin Savage, Pinole Valley High School Jose Guzman, De Anza High... Continue Reading

10 days left to apply! Richmond Artist Residency

10 days left to apply! Richmond Artist Residency

May 14th, 2024

10 days left to apply! Richmond Artist Residency The Richmond Artist Residency offers one community-responsive artist a dedicated studio for 8 months, $8,000 artist stipend, opportunities to teach, exhibit, take classes, and develop strategies for community-based arts programming. Learn more... ... Continue Reading

Summer Art Camp for Kids - a few spots left!

Summer Art Camp for Kids - a few spots left!

May 10th, 2024

Summer Art Camp for Kids Need camp? We have a few spots left this summer in camps focusing on zine-making, animation and more! CLICK HERE to view available camps ... Continue Reading

Inspired by Toshiko Takaezu

Inspired by Toshiko Takaezu

May 10th, 2024

Inspired by Toshiko Takaezu Last week in the "Women in Ceramics" class, students drew inspiration from the renowned artist Toshiko Takaezu. They created hollow orbs using Takaezu's technique of paddling large closed-form pots until they achieved a "rounder than round" shape. Further emulating Takaezu's approach, the students then suspended their work in hammocks... Continue Reading

In Memoriam: Michael Stephens, Brilliant Grant Writer to Many

In Memoriam: Michael Stephens, Brilliant Grant Writer to Many

May 8th, 2024

In Memoriam: Michael Stephens With heavy hearts, we bid farewell to Michael Stephens, a grant-writing extraordinaire whose wit, wisdom, and unwavering dedication to nonprofits enriched the lives of many. Michael passed away peacefully last week in Oregon, leaving behind a legacy that spans decades and touches countless people. A longtime resident of... Continue Reading

Win a free class!! 2024 Membership Drive

Win a free class!! 2024 Membership Drive

May 3rd, 2024

Win a free class!! During our 2024 Membership Drive, we’re hosting a class giveaway. Five randomly selected individuals will win a free class of their choice during the fall 2024 semester.* HOW TO ENTER:  Sign up or renew as a Richmond Art Center member in either May or June 2024 to enter. Already a... Continue Reading

Richmond Art Center is looking for new Board members

Richmond Art Center is looking for new Board members

April 22nd, 2024

Join Our Board If you are passionate about art and the community then joining our board might be for you! Richmond Art Center’s board plays an important role in supporting and guiding the organization.  Different individual board members bring different experience, skills, knowledge and connections to their Board work.   Read Richmond Art Center’s Mission, Vision... Continue Reading

Free Summer Classes for Youth

Free Summer Classes for Youth

April 16th, 2024

Make Art with Us this Summer! Free Art Classes for Teens and Young Adults About the Program: The Youth Artist Xchange is a series of free summer intensive classes. The program gives middle and high school students, as well as young adults (up to 24 years), in-depth, hands-on arts learning experiences... Continue Reading

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Richmond Artist Residency Program

March 1st, 2024

Deadline to Apply: Friday, May 24, 2024, 11:59pm ... Continue Reading

Apply for the Richmond Artist Residency Program

Apply for the Richmond Artist Residency Program

March 1st, 2024

Deadline to Apply: Friday, May 24, 2024, 11:59pm* We're excited to announce, with support from the National Endowment for the Arts, the second iteration of the Richmond Artist Residency program! About the Residency: The Richmond Art Residency (RAR) will support an emerging or mid-career artist to pursue their creative work while also... Continue Reading

New Classes this Spring!

New Classes this Spring!

February 21st, 2024

New Classes this Spring! Check out these new classes coming to our studios this spring. Click here to view all class listings Stitch by Stitch In this introductory embroidery methods, students will learn basic stitches, techniques for interpreting imagery into textiles, and create a self-portrait for their final project. Tuesdays, 5:30pm-8:30pm, Apr 9 - May... Continue Reading

Call for Student Art! Exhibition Opportunity

Call for Student Art! Exhibition Opportunity

February 12th, 2024

Have Your Work Featured in the Spring Student Showcase All media! All levels of experience! No entry fees! Deadline to Enter: Wednesday, March 6, 2024, 11:59pm Exhibition Dates: April 10 - June 14, 2024 About the Exhibition: Presented in the Community Gallery, the Student Showcase is a juried show of artwork by current and... Continue Reading

Congratulations Carrie Lee McClish, Deborah Butler and Kim Champion

Congratulations Carrie Lee McClish, Deborah Butler and Kim Champion

February 1st, 2024

Art of the African Diaspora Artistic Achievement Award Winners Announced Every year three Art of the African Diaspora artists receive Artistic Achievement Awards to have their work featured at Richmond Art Center. This year at the opening reception for the exhibition the 2024 awardees were announced: Carrie Lee McClish, Deborah Butler... Continue Reading

Remembering Hilda Robinson

Remembering Hilda Robinson

January 17th, 2024

Richmond Art Center staff are deeply saddened by the news of artist Hilda Robinson passing on December 27, 2023. Hilda was a joyful presence at so many Richmond Art Center exhibitions and events. She will be deeply missed.  A special exhibition of Hilda's work will be on view at Richmond Art Center... Continue Reading

With Gratitude

With Gratitude

January 10th, 2024

End-of-Year Appeal Update We did it! With support from you and you and you, we're happy to announce that we reached our End-of-Year Appeal fundraising goal and raised over $100,000. Thank you to everyone who contributed.* We couldn't do it without you! Onwards 2024! *Thank you gifts can be picked up from RAC on... Continue Reading

2023 End-of-Year Appeal - Thank You Gifts!

2023 End-of-Year Appeal - Thank You Gifts!

November 17th, 2023

We’re saying ‘thank you’ for supporting our appeal by offering these great gifts*! Donate to our 2023 End-of-Year Appeal (and redeem your gift!) Donation Level 1: $30 Guillermo Pin This colorful pin depicts Andrée Singer Thompson’s preparatory sketch for her epic sculpture, ‘Guillermo the Golden Trout’. Wear it & show your big fish pride!... Continue Reading

Please help us keep art for everyone!

Please help us keep art for everyone!

November 17th, 2023

A MESSAGE FROM RAC'S EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR & BOARD PRESIDENT Hello Friends, We ❤️❤️❤️ sharing art classes, exhibitions and community events with you!  But do you also know about Richmond Art Center’s other programs, such as mentorship art classes for teens, bilingual artist residencies in schools, free art tours, and low-or-no cost summer art... Continue Reading

Happy Indigenous Peoples' Day!

Happy Indigenous Peoples' Day!

October 9th, 2023

Happy Indigenous Peoples' Day! On Saturday we celebrated Indigenous Nations across the Americas at our annual Fall Family Day event. Hundreds of folk came to Richmond Art Center - in Huichun, the unceded territory of the Lisjan-Ohlone people - to make art, share in community, and honor the contributions and culture... Continue Reading

RAC Receives Special Recognition from the State of California

RAC Receives Special Recognition from the State of California

October 4th, 2023

RAC Receives Special Recognition from the State of California Adrianna Jackson, District Director for Senator Nancy Skinner, visited us recently to present Richmond Art Center with a Certificate of Recognition for our Greenhouse Live Youth Art Showcase. We're so proud to receive this commendation!  Image above: Stu212 founders, Jeremy Phillips and Ron Armstrong Jr, Adrianna... Continue Reading

Union Pacific Awards RAC grant for Scholarships

Union Pacific Awards RAC grant for Scholarships

October 4th, 2023

Richmond Art Center is proud to announce we recently received a Community Ties Giving Program grant from Union Pacific Railroad! 100% of grant funds will support needs-based Art Boost scholarships for children, teens and adults to enroll in classes for free. Thank you Union Pacific for helping us continue to keep... Continue Reading

A Night to Remember: Youth Talent Showcase at Richmond Art Center

A Night to Remember: Youth Talent Showcase at Richmond Art Center

September 29th, 2023

Greenhouse LIVE, on Friday, September 22, was an amazing evening of music, poetry, dance and art! We also launched Richmond Art Center's new mural, "Epic Struggle / Battle Royal". Thanks to all of the amazing artists for gracing us with your talents: Spoken Word: Rozell the Bard @rozellthebard; Anizha aka Spoken Soul @its.anizhas.world; Tajanique Bell, and special guest Donté Clark @donblakMusic:... Continue Reading

Calling Arts and Crafts Vendors! The Holiday Arts Festival needs YOU

Calling Arts and Crafts Vendors! The Holiday Arts Festival needs YOU

September 28th, 2023

Vendors Wanted for the Holiday Arts Festival Event Date: Sunday, December 3, 10am-5pmVendor Application Deadline: Monday, October 2, 11:59pm Local artists, artisans, and makers are invited to apply to sell their work 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... Continue Reading

Special Guest Donté Clark to perform at Greenhouse Live!

Special Guest Donté Clark to perform at Greenhouse Live!

September 15th, 2023

Special Guest Donté Clark to perform at Greenhouse Live! We're excited to announce poet, actor, and community activist Donté Clark will be a special guest at Greenhouse Live! Donté is a former poet laureate of Richmond and youth mentor. And fun fact, his portrait is part of the 'Keep Richmond Beautiful' mural at Richmond Art... Continue Reading

Fall Youth Art Tours - BOOK NOW

Fall Youth Art Tours - BOOK NOW

August 29th, 2023

Bring Your Students to Richmond Art Center Tours Available September, October and November Bring your class to Richmond Art Center and enjoy a guided tour of current exhibitions. Students will also visit studio spaces and engage in an art-making activity. (And pssst, tours are free for Richmond youth!) Learn more... ... Continue Reading

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

 

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Gallery Hours: Wed-Sat 10am-4pm