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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

Artists, Register for Art of the African Diaspora in 2024

Artists, Register for Art of the African Diaspora in 2024

August 21st, 2023

Artists, Register for Art of the African Diaspora in 2024 Art Of The African Diaspora is a non-juried group exhibition featuring work by artists of African descent. The showcase exhibition is held at Richmond Art Center and is accompanied by self-guided open studio tours and satellite exhibitions throughout the Bay Area. Learn more... ... Continue Reading

Fall painting classes for you...

Fall painting classes for you...

August 18th, 2023

Sign up now for these fall painting classes exploring oil, watercolor and acrylic mediums. We've got something for artists (and artists-to-be) of all levels of experience! And new students, don't forget to use the coupon code sweater2023 for a 20% discount off your first class.* Everyday Still-life Tuesdays, 6pm-8pm, Sep 5 - Oct... Continue Reading

Thank You for Your Support of Richmond's 'Big Fish'

Thank You for Your Support of Richmond's 'Big Fish'

August 17th, 2023

Thank You for Your Support We Celebrated 25 Years of Guillermo the Golden Trout We felt the love at our Go Fish! community party the other week. Thank you to everyone who showed up in support our first in-person fundraiser since the pandemic. We met our fundraising goals and had a great time doing... Continue Reading

FY2022-2023 Impact Report

FY2022-2023 Impact Report

July 27th, 2023

FY2022-2023 Impact Report Richmond Art Center's programs continue to provide pathways for lifelong arts learning through exhibitions, arts education, and community events. This Impact Report offers a snapshot of how our work over the past year has engaged the local community, especially Richmond-residents and under-resourced artists. Behind the scenes, the organization is... Continue Reading

Holiday Arts Festival 2023 - Vendor Application

Holiday Arts Festival 2023 - Vendor Application

July 21st, 2023

Calling all artists, artisans, crafters and makers! Be part of Richmond Art Center’s 61th Annual Holiday Arts Festival! Vendor applications will open in August. To receive notification when they open please submit your contact info in the form below. Richmond Art Center’s Holiday Arts Festival 2023 Event Date: Sunday, December 3, 2023,... Continue Reading

Get Ready for Fall Classes

Get Ready for Fall Classes

July 13th, 2023

Get Ready for Fall Classes Announcing Fall Semester Class Registration Opens Wednesday, July 26, 10am Fall art classes are now posted on our website (don't worry if the class says 'Fully Booked' this will change once registration opens). Browse listings now and plan which class you'll sign up for. And don’t forget to get your scholarship... Continue Reading

Announcing Major Commissioning and Exhibition Opportunity for Artists: Right Here, Right Now 2024

Announcing Major Commissioning and Exhibition Opportunity for Artists: Right Here, Right Now 2024

July 13th, 2023

Announcing Major Commissioning and Exhibition Opportunity for Artists Right Here, Right Now 2024 Deadline to Entry: Monday, October 16, 2023, 11:59pm All artists who live and/or work in Richmond are invited to apply to participate in the biennial exhibition, Right Here, Right Now, Richmond.  Now in its third iteration, we are excited to announce that... Continue Reading

We're Building Back Strong After the Pandemic

We're Building Back Strong After the Pandemic

June 30th, 2023

We're Building Back Strong After the Pandemic New and relaunched programs over the past twelve months include:  SUMMER ART CAMP FOR KIDS returned (Summer 2022) Relaunched YOUTH ART TOURS program (October 2022) Hosted first ARTIST RESIDENCY for print collective Liberación Gráfica (2022) HOLIDAY ARTS FESTIVAL returned as an in-person event (December 2022) Relaunched arts integration PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT TRAININGS for district teachers (2023) Began MAYORS... Continue Reading

July 4 Holiday Hours

July 4 Holiday Hours

June 29th, 2023

July 4, 2023: Gallery and Studio Hours Galleries Hours: Friday, June 30: Open 10am-4pm Saturday, June 1: Open 10am-1pm <- Note early closure Sunday, June 2: Closed Monday, June 3: Closed Tuesday, June 4: Closed Wednesday, June 5: Open 10am-4pm Studios: There are no studio classes or summer camps running the week of Monday, July 3 (through... Continue Reading

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

 

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