Richmond Art Center

Announcements

Three New Bookmaking Workshops

Three New Bookmaking Workshops

January 24th, 2023

Three New Bookmaking Workshops Starting Soon! Workshop for Adults | Beginners Welcome Coptic Sewn Book Saturday, February 4, 10am-1pm $125 Learn to sew a hard covered book with an exposed spine. This book opens perfectly flat and is a fun structure to make! More info... Workshop for Adults | Beginners Welcome No Glue Watercolor Sketchbook Saturday, March 4, 10am-1pm $125 This fun... Continue Reading

<strong>Gratitude and News</strong>

Gratitude and News

January 13th, 2023

It Was a Rollercoaster End to 2022 We are so grateful to our community! Despite the devastating loss of three major donors last year, we're happy to announce that we reached our End-of-Year Appeal fundraising goal and raised over $80,000. Thank you to everyone who contributed! On December 23, Rigo 23’s statue of Leonard Peltier—that was previously exhibited at Richmond Art Center—was stolen... Continue Reading

Meet Teaching Artist <strong>Anna Kingsley</strong>

Meet Teaching Artist Anna Kingsley

January 12th, 2023

Meet Teaching Artist Anna Kingsley Anna Kingsley is an artist from Oakland, California. Since 2011 she has owned and operated Brick Factory Designs, a letterpress studio and bindery, and has happily produced customs designs for even happier clients. We spoke with Anna about her work, as well as the classes and... Continue Reading

Richmond Art Center will be at the West Contra Costa Education Fair

Richmond Art Center will be at the West Contra Costa Education Fair

January 10th, 2023

West Contra Costa Education Fair Saturday, January 28, 10am-12pmDeJean Middle School, 3400 Macdonald Ave, Richmond More info: wccedfair.com Richmond Art Center will be at the West Contra Costa Education Fair this Saturday! Come speak with over sixty local schools and connect with community organizations to learn about opportunities for youth in West Contra Costa. RSVP ... Continue Reading

Happy New Year from all of us at Richmond Art Center!

Happy New Year from all of us at Richmond Art Center!

December 31st, 2022

Wasn't 2022 beautiful? We're looking forward to new adventures together in the New Year. And if you can, please consider supporting our End-of-Year Appeal. Your donation - any amount - will support Richmond Art Center's free gallery admission, exhibitions, education programs, and community outreach.  Ways to Donate: Online: www.mightycause.com/donate/Richmond-Art-Center Mail a Check: Richmond Art Center, 2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, CA 94804 Phone: 510-620-6772 (please... Continue Reading

12/31 Update on Stolen Leonard Peltier Statue

12/31 Update on Stolen Leonard Peltier Statue

December 27th, 2022

Rigo 23's statue of Leonard Peltier was stolen from a U-haul in Oakland on 12/23. UPDATE 12/27 6PM: Most of the Leonard Peltier statue has been recovered. HOWEVER, THE STATUE'S LEFT ARM/HAND REMAINS MISSING. If anyone has information about its whereabouts please contact Oakland PD or leave tips on RAC's voicemail:... Continue Reading

A Message from Richmond Art Center’s Board President

A Message from Richmond Art Center’s Board President

November 10th, 2022

A Message from Richmond Art Center’s Board President Hello RAC Community, It’s hard to pinpoint the exact moment it occurred. Perhaps it was when a beautiful new mural returned life and color to the Community Gallery’s long corridor? Or when the Board of Directors was able to meet in person after two years... Continue Reading

¡Feliz día de los Muertos!

¡Feliz día de los Muertos!

November 1st, 2022

¡Feliz día de los Muertos! It is Día de los Muertos and we are remembering friends and family members who are no longer with us. Thank you to everyone who came to our Día de los Muertos Family Day event on October 15. We came together for community and creativity in celebration... Continue Reading

Announcing Winter Semester

Announcing Winter Semester

October 13th, 2022

Announcing Winter Semester Class Registration Opens Wednesday, October 26, 10am Winter 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 or workshop you'll sign up for. And don’t forget to get your scholarship applications in... Continue Reading

Artist Hector Munoz-Guzman Teaches New Class for Youth

Artist Hector Munoz-Guzman Teaches New Class for Youth

October 12th, 2022

Artist Hector Munoz-Guzman Teaches New Class for Youth We spoke with teaching artist Hector Munoz-Guzman about his artistic development, current projects, and the class he will be teaching at Richmond Art Center this semester.  As a new teaching artist at Richmond Art Center can you please introduce yourself to our community.  My name is Hector Munoz-Guzman. I am a... Continue Reading

Notice of Class Fee Increase

Notice of Class Fee Increase

October 11th, 2022

Notice of Class Fee Increase Dear RAC Community, Due to rising operating costs and changes in funding, we are making the difficult choice to increase our class prices. This increase will be starting Winter Quarter 2023.  We understand this will have an impact for students. We want to assure you that we will... Continue Reading

Now is the time to start crafting your holiday gifts

Now is the time to start crafting your holiday gifts

October 11th, 2022

Now is the time to start crafting your holiday gifts Sign up for these classes so you can get creative to give creative this holiday season! Watercolor with a Splash In-Person Discover how to splash, drip and manipulate paint to create intriguing effects. Students should feel comfortable using watercolor paints. Adult Workshop (16+)Saturday, October 1510am-4pm More... Continue Reading

Community Ofrenda at Richmond Art Center

Community Ofrenda at Richmond Art Center

October 7th, 2022

Community Ofrenda at Richmond Art Center RAC's community ofrenda featuring beautiful artwork by Danial Camacho is up in our west gallery. Daniel invites community members to contribute items that honor their loved ones. He says, “Through an ofrenda we commemorate and remember the life and death of our loved ones. It is... Continue Reading

Meet Teaching Artist Eva-Maria Spampinato

Meet Teaching Artist Eva-Maria Spampinato

October 7th, 2022

Meet Teaching Artist Eva-Maria Spampinato Eva-Maria Spampinato is an interdisciplinary artist, researcher and historian investigating art and design through the modes of craft, alchemy and the natural world. We spoke with Eva-Maria about her creative practice and the upcoming class Artechnē: Art & Technology of Paints she will be teaching at Richmond... Continue Reading

Latinx Heritage Month

Latinx Heritage Month

September 16th, 2022

Latinx Heritage Month A Message from RAC's Executive Director Saludos RAC Community! Happy Hispanic Heritage Month! National Hispanic Heritage Month takes place September 15 to October 15 every year and is a time to recognize the histories, cultures and contributions of Hispanic/Latino/Latinx people living in the U.S.. During this month (and throughout the... Continue Reading

Holiday Arts Festival Vendor Application

Holiday Arts Festival Vendor Application

September 7th, 2022

Calling all artists, artisans, crafters and makers! Be part of Richmond Art Center's 60th Annual Holiday Arts Festival! To apply to be a vendor at Richmond Art Center's Holiday Arts Festival please review the information on this webpage and complete the application form below. Deadline to Apply: Monday, October 10,... Continue Reading

Figure ‘n Color comes to Richmond Art Center

Figure ‘n Color comes to Richmond Art Center

September 6th, 2022

Figure ‘n Color comes to Richmond Art Center Richmond Art Center is excited to announce a new partnership with art model–led figurative drawing group Figure 'n Color. Figure ‘n Color is an art model–led figurative drawing experience that highlights and celebrates the diverse Black body. Curated as a cultural learning event,... Continue Reading

This Saturday is going to be big!

This Saturday is going to be big!

August 17th, 2022

This Saturday is going to be big! Saturday, August 20, 12pm-2pm Richmond Art Center, 2540 Barrett Avenue, Richmond Please note: Mask wearing is a condition of entry to RAC’s galleries, studios and public indoor spaces. Vaccinations are strongly encouraged. Masks may be removed in our courtyard. This Saturday at Richmond Art Center is going... Continue Reading

10% off all art classes? Yes, please!

10% off all art classes? Yes, please!

August 3rd, 2022

10% off all art classes? Yes, please! Richmond Art Center members get a 10% discount on all art classes*NOW is the time to enjoy this perk!Fall Quarter registration is open and classes are filling fast!These classes have just a few spots left: Fundamental Drawing, Weaving Roundup, Afternoon Hand + Wheel, Glass Beads & More!Which class... Continue Reading

Fall Quarter Class Registration Is Open

Fall Quarter Class Registration Is Open

July 27th, 2022

Fall Quarter Class Registration Is Open In-person and online classes for adults, teens and kids. ¡Y algunas clases serán impartidas en español! New classes include: Women in Ceramics Workshop Tropical Birds in Mixed Media Weaving Roundup Mobile Art with Everyday Material Which class will you take? BROWSE ALL FALL CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS ... Continue Reading

Traveling this summer? Don't forget your NARM card

Traveling this summer? Don't forget your NARM card

July 25th, 2022

Traveling this summer? Don't forget your NARM card Did you know that Richmond Art Center members at the Individual level and above receive NARM benefits?**NARM offers free admission and gift store discounts at over 1,000 museums nationwideWhere are you going this summer? CLICK HERE to see which art galleries, museums, botanical gardens and zoos are on... Continue Reading

You are our favorite (future) member*

You are our favorite (future) member*

July 18th, 2022

You are our favorite (future) member* Members are a vital part of Richmond Art Center's mission and successMemberships support free admission, education programs, and outreachPlus there's perks! All Members receive a 10% discount on RAC studio classesMemberships over $100 include NARM benefits — free admission to over 1,000 participating museums nationwide! JOIN... Continue Reading

Meet Gabriela Yoque, Education Coordinator

Meet Gabriela Yoque, Education Coordinator

July 3rd, 2022

Gabriela Yoque joins Richmond Art Center’s staff team with extensive experience as an educator and multimedia artist. As Education Coordinator, Gabriela (picture above with her sidekick Milo) will support studio activities, youth programs and summer camp. Welcome Gabriela! Bio: Born in the San Fernando Valley within Los Angeles, California, and raised by immigrant parents, Gabriela Yoque (pronouns:... Continue Reading

Welcome New Board Members!

Welcome New Board Members!

June 30th, 2022

We welcome a mighty group of five who join RAC's Board of Directors: John Boychuk, Jane Diokas, Nettie Hoge, Susan Kuramoto Moffat, and Rachel Sommovilla. And we salute Michael Dear as he steps up to become the new Board President.  Lastly, a huge thank you to departing Board Members for their active and meaningful service: Donna Brorby, Marguerite Thompson Browne, Carlos... Continue Reading

Important Parking Notification for Students and Visitors to RAC during RPAL's Juneteenth Carnival

Important Parking Notification for Students and Visitors to RAC during RPAL's Juneteenth Carnival

June 8th, 2022

RPAL's Juneteenth Carnival Set-Up through Deinstall: Tuesday, June 14, 6pm - Monday, June 20, 5pm Carnival Dates: Friday, June 17 - Sunday, June 19 Starting Tuesday, June 14 at 6pm through Monday, June 20, 5pm the City parking lot opposite Richmond Art Center (on the 400 block of 25th Street between Barrett and... Continue Reading

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

 

510-620-6772
Gallery Hours: Wed-Sat 10am-4pm