Richmond Art Center

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Join our Board!

Join our Board!

April 28th, 2022

Join our Board! 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 and Values. Who We Are Looking For People who live and/or work in Richmond, who are... Continue Reading

Summer Programs for Youth (13-24)

Summer Programs for Youth (13-24)

April 28th, 2022

Two Summer Programs for Youth (13-24) Register today for these summer intensive classes for young artists. And don't forget we have scholarships available if you need one! Framing Identity: Legends, Characters, and Icons Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 11:00am – 2:30pmJune 7 – June 30, 2022For this three-week course, artists ages 13-17 will join... Continue Reading

Summer Mural Program for Richmond Youth (Ages 14-24) is back! (Register NOW)

Summer Mural Program for Richmond Youth (Ages 14-24) is back! (Register NOW)

April 19th, 2022

S.P.O.T.S: Supporting Peoples Outlooks, Talents, and Speech Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1pm to 4 pm Jul 5 - Aug 11, 2022 The painting spot, the gathering spot, the spot light or epicenter of action. Public art is a powerful tool for community building. This program will introduce young artists to the means to create vibrant... Continue Reading

New Summer Class for Youth (Ages 13-17): Framing Identity (Register NOW)

New Summer Class for Youth (Ages 13-17): Framing Identity (Register NOW)

April 18th, 2022

Framing Identity: Legends, Characters, and Icons New Summer Class for Youth Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 11:00am - 2:30pm June 7 - June 30, 2022 For this three-week course, youth ages 13-17 will join artist Alex Martinez to explore the legends, characters and icons that have informed their personal identity and cultural understanding, while developing... Continue Reading

Spring Updates: A Message from José R. Rivera, Executive Director

Spring Updates: A Message from José R. Rivera, Executive Director

March 31st, 2022

Hello Friends, Could there be a more perfect cover artwork for our Spring Catalog than instructor Chris Harper Triplett’s Flower Cowgirl? Some students may recognize this piece as Chris created it as a demo in her watercolor class back in 2018. As Covid-19 case numbers continue to go down and the Bay... Continue Reading

Register NOW for Spring Session Art Classes

Register NOW for Spring Session Art Classes

March 28th, 2022

Which class will you join? In-person classes for adults, teens and kids at Richmond Art CenterPlus some online and offsite classes tooAnd classes with bilingual instructorsNew classes include bookmaking, photomontage, plein air, chiaroscuro and glazing, woodworking, welded sculpture and dj-ingDon't forget, needs-based scholarships are available Explore Class Listings ... Continue Reading

We're Hiring! Education Coordinator

We're Hiring! Education Coordinator

March 16th, 2022

We're Hiring! Education Coordinator (Part-Time) Join Richmond Art Center's team. We're looking for an Education Coordinator to support all Education Programs, Projects, Partnerships and Personnel – Online, On-site, and Off-site. Apply today! This position is open until filled. Job Description and Application Info ... Continue Reading

Welcome Elaine Moreno, RAC's new Visitor Services Coordinator!

Welcome Elaine Moreno, RAC's new Visitor Services Coordinator!

March 16th, 2022

We are so happy to welcome Elaine Moreno to Richmond Art Center's staff team. Elaine is our new Visitor Services Coordinator. Please say hello and welcome to Elaine at the front desk next time you are at RAC! About Elaine: Elaine Moreno is a Bay Area born and raised Visual Artist, primarily... Continue Reading

Artist Announcement: Right Here, Right Now, Richmond

Artist Announcement: Right Here, Right Now, Richmond

March 1st, 2022

We are so excited to announce the artists selected for Right Here, Right Now: A Biennial of Richmond Art! The artists participating in the second edition of the Biennial are: Adrian DelgadoAJ SerranoDaniel BallesterosHeather McAlisterJanet LipkinJeff Maylath Karen Seneferu Melanin Buford These eight Richmond artists will contribute work to an exhibition... Continue Reading

Special Event: From Africa to Richmond

Special Event: From Africa to Richmond

February 5th, 2022

From Africa to Richmond Special Event for Black History Month Online Presentation by Patricia Mapps Monday, February 28, 7pm-8pm PST | FREE CLICK HERE TO RSVP: https://richmondartcenter.org/events/from-africa-to-richmond/ For Black History Month, Richmond Art Center will present Patricia Mapps: From Africa to Richmond, on Monday, February 28 at 7pm. Through archival research, oral history, and DNA,... Continue Reading

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Your Well-Being Is Our Priority: New Covid-19 Visitor Policies

January 26th, 2022

We have updated our vaccination requirement for students taking in-person classes at Richmond Art Center. As of 2/1/22 all students must be fully vaccinated to the maximum extent for which they are eligible. Students enrolled in current classes should have their proof of vaccination documents ready to show a RAC staff... Continue Reading

Calling All Richmond Artists! Biennial of Richmond Art

Calling All Richmond Artists! Biennial of Richmond Art

January 21st, 2022

Right Here, Right Now: A Biennial of Richmond Art Deadline to Enter: Monday, February 21 (free entry!) All artists who live and/or work in Richmond are invited to submit work for Right Here, Right Now: A Biennial of Richmond Art. Now in its second iteration, this exhibition looks at the excellent and risk-taking... Continue Reading

Art of the African Diaspora: Celebrating 25 Years <br> 3/6/22

Art of the African Diaspora: Celebrating 25 Years 3/6/22

January 19th, 2022

Art of the African Diaspora: Celebrating 25 Years Reception: Sunday, March 6, 12pm-4:30pm Richmond Art Center, 2540 Barrett Avenue, Richmond, CA 94804 RSVP REQUIRED - Space is limited! Timeslot 1: 12pm-1:15pm - RSVP Timeslot 2: 1:30pm-2:45pm - RSVP Timeslot 3: 3pm-4:15pm - RSVP Join us for a special reception on Sunday, March 6, 12pm-4:30pm for Art of... Continue Reading

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Covid-19 Update: Galleries open 1/20; Studios temporarily closed

January 13th, 2022

Studio Classes Due to the surge in Covid-19 cases we are postponing on-site classes for the safety of everyone involved for a few weeks. Students enrolled in in-person actvities will receive updates about their classes. Exhibitions New winter exhibitions are scheduled to open on January 20, 2022. To prevent the spread of Covid-19,... Continue Reading

Our Winter 2022 Catalog is here!

Our Winter 2022 Catalog is here!

December 9th, 2021

Our Winter 2022 Catalog is here!  Browse listings for in-person and online classes starting weekly January through March. And read about upcoming winter exhibitions. Winter 2022 Class Catalog PDF (download to print or share with your friends!) Cover image: Detail of a color study by Rebeca Garcia-González for a large-scale mural to be unveiled at RAC in... Continue Reading

A message from RAC's Executive Director and Board President

A message from RAC's Executive Director and Board President

November 29th, 2021

Donate Now Hello Friends,Thank you for being an important part of Richmond Art Center’s vibrant and creative community. We really appreciate your generosity — especially now when your continued financial support is so vital to keep Richmond Art Center running. For 85 years Richmond Art Center has been sharing and nurturing creativity... Continue Reading

Exhibiting During a Pandemic: An Artist Reflects

Exhibiting During a Pandemic: An Artist Reflects

November 2nd, 2021

"It gave me a sense of hope and that my circle of support was widening at a time when we were all feeling increased isolation." By Laura Kamian McDermott In Summer of 2019 I dropped off my “Studio Ceiling, Giant Trade Center” tapestry at the Richmond Art Center for their annual Members... Continue Reading

Get creative for Día de los Muertos  |   With Love... Issue 30

Get creative for Día de los Muertos | With Love... Issue 30

November 1st, 2021

ISSUE 30 Feliz día de los Muertos | Get Creative, Give Creative | Don't Miss Out | Upcoming ClassesOpen Studios Invitation Feliz día de los Muertos Remembering Our Loved Ones It's Día de los Muertos and we remember friends and family members who are no longer with us. Thank you to everyone who came to... Continue Reading

Art of the African Diaspora: Advertise in the AOTAD Catalogue

Art of the African Diaspora: Advertise in the AOTAD Catalogue

October 27th, 2021

Be Part of the 25th Anniversary of the Bay Area Black Artists Exhibition at Richmond Art Center! Ad Deadline: Sunday, November 21, 2021 Founded 1997100-150 artists participate annuallyMajor exhibition at Richmond Art Center20-30 open studios annually10-20 satellite exhibitions annuallyFeatured speaker events, special receptions, artist talks, live performancesReaches an annual audience of over 5,000... Continue Reading

Feliz día de los Muertos  |   With Love... Issue 29

Feliz día de los Muertos | With Love... Issue 29

October 22nd, 2021

ISSUE 29 Feliz día de los Muertos | Get Ready for the Holiday Arts Festival | Seeing Urban Nature new classBe Part of the 25th Anniversary | Upcoming Classes | In Memoriam Feliz día de los Muertos Día de los MuertosSaturday, October 23, 12pm-3pm* at Richmond Art CenterFREE Family Day is back at RAC... Continue Reading

Meet Teaching Artist Julia Beery

Meet Teaching Artist Julia Beery

October 21st, 2021

Julia Beery is a science illustrator with a passion for drawing all the animal, plant, and fungi who live in the Bay Area. Her most peaceful moments are spent capturing the curve of a petal in ink. When Julia is not creating science illustrations she likes to sew clothing and... Continue Reading

Papel Picado and a Marigold Watercolor for Día de los Muertos

Papel Picado and a Marigold Watercolor for Día de los Muertos

October 20th, 2021

Teaching artist Tatiana Ortiz teaches us how to make papel picado and a marigold watercolor for Día de los Muertos. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lgSl7sQo5Vk PAPEL PICADO Supplies needed: Tissue paper, scissors, string, tape (optional) MARIGOLD WATERCOLOR Supplies needed: Watercolor paint, cup of water, water color paper, oil pastel, pencil ... Continue Reading

Holiday Arts Festival - Artist Registration Open!!

Holiday Arts Festival - Artist Registration Open!!

October 19th, 2021

Join the Arts & Crafts Hub for the Holiday Arts Festival! CLICK HERE TO READ ABOUT THE 59TH ANNUAL HOLIDAY ARTS FESTIVAL What is the Online Arts & Crafts Hub? The Arts & Crafts Hub is an online space for Bay Area artists and makers to share and/or sell their work during... Continue Reading

Encore Info Session, Art of the African Diaspora <br> 10/23/21

Encore Info Session, Art of the African Diaspora 10/23/21

October 17th, 2021

Saturday, October 23, 12-1:30 PM PST on Zoom Artists, join in this free info session to: Learn about the 2022 programMeet the Steering Committee members who are organizing the eventShare feedback and ideasNetwork with other artistsLearn how to register to participate Read the registration guidelines and come prepared with your questions! Click the button to RSVP! RSVP... Continue Reading

Día de los Muertos, Fall Family Day<br> 10/23/21

Día de los Muertos, Fall Family Day 10/23/21

October 14th, 2021

Día de los Muertos Fall Family Day 2021 Saturday, October 23, 12pm-3pm | FREE Richmond Art Center (courtyard), 2540 Barrett Avenue, Richmond PRESS RELEASE Join us for art-making, dancing and more! This fun day for the family is not to be missed! Family Day is coming back to Richmond Art Center with a special celebration of... 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