Richmond Art Center

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"These classes will open up students' understanding and perspective on what street art is."

April 5th, 2021

Interview with artist Luis Pinto Luis Pinto is an interdisciplinary artist who received his Master of Fine Arts degree from California College of the Arts in 2015. His work ranges from digital art to fine art working in mediums such as sound, film, digital media, performance, painting, sculpture, and works on... Continue Reading

Special Delivery! Spring 2021 Class Catalog

Special Delivery! Spring 2021 Class Catalog

March 24th, 2021

Classes, workshops, lectures, outdoor events... what will you join? Our Spring Class Catalog is now out! Register today for online classes starting weekly March through May. Spring 2021 Class Catalog Flip Book (view as an interactive, online publication) Spring 2021 Class Catalog PDF (download to print or share with your friends!) ... Continue Reading

“When someone really loves ceramics, they just absolutely give themselves to it.”

“When someone really loves ceramics, they just absolutely give themselves to it.”

March 17th, 2021

Interview with Richmond artist Colleen Garland Colleen Garland grew up in Richmond and works as a potter and ceramics teacher in the Bay Area. She learned wheel throwing in community college, taking classes at Diablo Valley College and Contra Costa College. Now she rents a studio where she works in clay,... Continue Reading

Join our Board!

Join our Board!

March 17th, 2021

Richmond Art Center is poised to re-open! We have a new Executive Director, José Rivera, who is eager to lead the center forward.  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... Continue Reading

Let's Do Art for Lunch   |   With Love... Issue 15

Let's Do Art for Lunch | With Love... Issue 15

March 2nd, 2021

Sign up to receive this e-newsletter delivered to your inbox HERE. ISSUE 15 Celebrating the Journey  |  Make Art with José and Lauren  |   Hello Rebeca Garcia-Gonzalez | Classes Starting Soon  |  From Our Neighbors, For Our Neighbors Celebrating the Journey Reception for Art of the African Diaspora Saturday, March 20, 2021,... Continue Reading

"I appreciate the warmth of my students during this very isolating time."

March 2nd, 2021

Rebeca Garcia-Gonzalez is a painter and a muralist living in Richmond whose creative practice focuses on social justice issues. She is Puerto Rican and often paints traditional subjects seen from the lens of her Latina perspective. Rebeca chatted with Ilene Conde, Studio Education Manager at RAC, on January 28, 2021. Can... Continue Reading

Let's Do Art for Lunch

Let's Do Art for Lunch

March 1st, 2021

Free online guided drawing session with Lauren Ari!  With special guest Richmond Art Center's executive director José Rivera! Friday, March 5, 12:30-1:30pm Join Richmond artist Lauren Ari this Friday, March 5 at 12:30pm for a free lunchtime session of guided drawing and relaxation. And meet Richmond Art Center's new(ish) executive director José Rivera!... Continue Reading

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55th Annual WCCUSD Student Show - ARTWORK SUBMISSION FORM

February 26th, 2021

Deadline to Submit Artwork Information: March 9, 2021Exhibition Dates: March 22 - June 4, 2021 Hello Teachers! Staff at Richmond Art Center are excited we can work together to present the 55th Annual WCCUSD Student Show as an online exhibition. Please use this form to submit all artwork information and images... Continue Reading

Clay at home? Yes!   |   With Love... Issue 14

Clay at home? Yes! | With Love... Issue 14

February 5th, 2021

Sign up to receive this e-newsletter delivered to your inbox HERE. ISSUE 14 - Clay at Home  |   Get Ready for Art of the African Diaspora   |   Welcome Sarah!   |   Classes Starting Soon Clay at Home Free online workshop THIS Sunday Sunday, February 7, 10am-11:15am Learn how easy it is to set up your own ceramics... Continue Reading

Welcome Sarah! Our CAC ACF Fellow

Welcome Sarah! Our CAC ACF Fellow

February 5th, 2021

We are so excited to announce that Richmond Art Center has been selected as one of ten host organizations for the inaugural California Arts Council's Administrators of Color Fellowship. This fellowship is administered by the School of Arts and Culture at the Mexican Heritage Plaza. Richmond Art Center's fellow is production... Continue Reading

Black History Month at Richmond Art Center

Black History Month at Richmond Art Center

February 1st, 2021

Hello, We're excited that February brings to Richmond Art Center the launch of Art of the African Diaspora. Now in its 25th year, but presented as an online exhibition for the first time, Art of the African Diaspora will present artwork by over 130 Black artists from the Bay Area.  Art of the African Diaspora begins during... Continue Reading

Setting up a Space for Clay at Home! *FREE WORKSHOP*

Setting up a Space for Clay at Home! *FREE WORKSHOP*

January 29th, 2021

Setting up a Space for Clay at Home! Sunday, February 7, 10am-11:15am Learn how easy it is to set up your own ceramics space Marisa Burman, Richmond Art Center's ceramics studio manager, will discuss and demonstrate how best to set-up a space for working with clay in your home. Whether it is a corner... Continue Reading

Take a deep breath and draw |  With Love... Issue 13

Take a deep breath and draw | With Love... Issue 13

January 18th, 2021

Sign up to receive this e-newsletter delivered to your inbox HERE. ISSUE 13 Honoring Martin Luther King Jr | Take a deep breath… and draw | Meet Alex Martinez | Ask your questions | Classes starting soon Honoring Martin Luther King Jr "Almost always, the creative dedicated minority has made the world better." - Martin... Continue Reading

"Making new work and teaching during covid is challenging, but I’m grateful to be able to do it."

January 12th, 2021

Meet Alex Martinez Artist Alex Martinez is a second-generation Queer, Mexican-American Chicanx, raised in Watsonville, California. She has lived in the Bay Area for 20 years, and is a teaching artist at Richmond Art Center.  Alex chatted with Amy Spencer, Exhibitions Director at RAC, on January 12, 2021. Hi Alex! Let's start with your... Continue Reading

Thank you for being part of RAC's story   |   With Love... Issue 12

Thank you for being part of RAC's story | With Love... Issue 12

January 7th, 2021

Issue 12Let's Keep Going | Art of the African Diaspora | Spotlight On… Vera Totos | Classes Starting SoonPlay the Art Cube Game Let's Keeping Going Thank You! A huge thank you to everyone who contributed so generously to Richmond Art Center's end-of-year campaign. We raised $78,500 that sets us up for a... Continue Reading

Artist Registration for Art of the African Diaspora is Now Open

Artist Registration for Art of the African Diaspora is Now Open

December 18th, 2020

Artists, sign up HERE to join Art of the African Diaspora 2021! Art of the African Diaspora, in partnership with Richmond Art Center, supports artists of African descent in the Bay Area through representation, professional development, and building a creative community. In 2021 Art of the African Diaspora will be hosted at aotad.org and richmondartcenter.org.... Continue Reading

Special Delivery! Winter 2021 Class Catalog

Special Delivery! Winter 2021 Class Catalog

December 18th, 2020

Which class will you take in 2021? We're excited to share our Winter Catalog! Register today for online classes starting in January! New offerings for adults include Improv Weaving, Painting Towards Climate Justice and Dollar Store to Dinnerware. For kids new classes include DIY Jewelry, and Fairytale Sculptures! Winter 2021 Class Catalog Flip Book (view as an interactive, online publication) Winter 2021 Class Catalog PDF (download to... Continue Reading

Winter classes for one and winter classes for all!   |   With Love... Issue 11

Winter classes for one and winter classes for all! | With Love... Issue 11

December 15th, 2020

Issue 11Winter Session 2021 | Ceramics Sale Round 2 | Three Ways to Give Creativity | Taking a Break Winter Session 2021 Class Registration NOW OPEN We have online art classes for adults, teens, kids and, well… everyone! Browse our online listings and check out new classes including Improv Weaving, Painting Towards Climate... Continue Reading

And pivot, Ceramics Sale NOW ONLINE!   |   With Love... Issue 10

And pivot, Ceramics Sale NOW ONLINE! | With Love... Issue 10

December 3rd, 2020

Sign up HERE to receive this e-newsletter delivered to your inbox ISSUE 10 Online Ceramics Sale | Giving Forward | Spotlight on: Yelloh Joy Magazine | Last Classes in 2020 | A Gift from Our Neighbors Online Ceramics Sale Sale Starts Very Soon! We're sad we can't bring you our Ceramics Sale in... Continue Reading

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HAF Curbside Market Canceled due to Covid-19

November 24th, 2020

A Message for RAC's Community:Your safety is really important to us. In light of the rapid increase of Covid-19 cases in Richmond, we have decided to cancel the in-person Ceramics Sale and Curbside Vendor Market for our Holiday Arts Festival at Richmond Art Center.But you can still enjoy the Holiday Arts... Continue Reading

Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday

November 24th, 2020

Richmond Art Center is participating in Giving Tuesday on December 1! This one-day national fundraising event aims to inspire people, like you, to donate to the nonprofits you love. Please consider making a contribution to our End-of-Year Appeal. Ways you can support RAC: Make an online donationClaim a Thank You Gift in our... Continue Reading

The Ceramics Sale Returns   |   With Love... Issue 9

The Ceramics Sale Returns | With Love... Issue 9

November 23rd, 2020

Sign up HERE to receive this e-newsletter delivered to your inbox ISSUE 9 Holiday Arts Festival   |   Thank You!    |    Unity and Community    |    Online Art Classes in December  Holiday Arts Festival Online and In Person Arts and Crafts Festival The Holiday Arts Festival returns in 2020 with a hybrid online and curbside event! Click... Continue Reading

Press Release: Holiday Arts Festival Returns to Richmond Art Center

Press Release: Holiday Arts Festival Returns to Richmond Art Center

November 17th, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 17, 2020 Online and in-person event featuring Bay Area arts and crafts Richmond, CA: Richmond Art Center (RAC) invites holiday shoppers and art lovers to experience the 58th Annual Holiday Arts Festival! This beloved Richmond Art Center tradition returns in November and December 2020 with a hybrid in-person/virtual event... Continue Reading

Reflecting on 2020, facing a new era...

Reflecting on 2020, facing a new era...

November 12th, 2020

End-of-Year Appeal Hello Friends, Thank you for being part of Richmond Art Center’s creative community. For nearly 85 years Richmond Art Center has been sharing art classes, events and exhibitions in Richmond, CA. But this year has been one of the most challenging times in our history; the Covid-19 pandemic turned our world upside-down, while the... Continue Reading

Creative Self-Care: Erin McCluskey Wheeler

Creative Self-Care: Erin McCluskey Wheeler

November 2nd, 2020

Artists share art-centered practices to ground and refresh during stressful times. At Richmond Art Center we've been thinking a lot about the upcoming 2020 election; how the lead up to it and aftermath are going to be stressful for so many people. To encourage folk to look after themselves during this time... Continue Reading

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