Richmond Art Center

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Richmond Art Center's New Hours

Richmond Art Center's New Hours

August 2nd, 2021

Richmond Art Center is reopening in fall 2021!* FALL 2021 GALLERY AND FRONT DESK HOURS: (starting 9/9/21): Thursdays 10am-2pmSaturdays 10am-2pm Closed Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and major holidays. We are working hard to expand these hours subject to staffing and Covid-19 health and safety guidelines. FALL 2021 STUDIO HOURS: Online and in-person classes are happening during weekday,... Continue Reading

#RichmondSpeaks  |   With Love... Issue 25

#RichmondSpeaks | With Love... Issue 25

July 21st, 2021

ISSUE 25Mural Art as Resistance | Online Classes and Reopening Survey | Announcing… The Student Show!Classes Starting Soon | Support Funding for the Arts in CC County Mural Art As Resistance #RichmondSpeaks Online Artist Talk: Thursday, August 5, 7-8pm PST Special Event Announcement Join us Thursday, August 5 at 7pm as photographer Robin D.... Continue Reading

Student Exhibition - CALL FOR ENTRY

Student Exhibition - CALL FOR ENTRY

July 13th, 2021

All work! All media! All levels of experience! Let's see our collective creativity over the pandemic! Deadline to Enter: Sunday, August 8, 11:59PM Non-Juried Online Exhibition Dates: August 23 - November 19, 2021 Juried In-Person Exhibition Dates: September 8 - November 19, 2021* About the Exhibition: The Student Exhibition is a two part exhibition.... Continue Reading

Student Survey
Calling All RAC Students!

Calling All RAC Students!

July 13th, 2021

What have you learned? What will you share? With the reopening of Richmond Art Center in sight, we want to take a moment to reflect on and celebrate the achievements of our students online over the past year. Online Classes and Reopening Survey (win a free class!) If you've taken... Continue Reading

ART. IN. RICHMOND.  |   With Love... Issue 24

ART. IN. RICHMOND. | With Love... Issue 24

June 23rd, 2021

ISSUE 24 **EVERYTHING RICHMOND SPECIAL EDITION**A Showcase of Richmond Art | Richmond Artists Speak | Summer Mural Class for Richmond YouthSummer Photography Class for Richmond Youth | Seeking Past Students of Robert Benin A Showcase of Richmond Art Spoken Word. Dance. Music. Art. Movement. Online Event: Friday, June 25, 3:30pm-5pm PST In collaboration Richmond... Continue Reading

Inner Vision – Summer 2021 Youth Photography Class

Inner Vision – Summer 2021 Youth Photography Class

June 22nd, 2021

Inner Vision – Summer 2021 Youth Photography Class Calling All Aspiring Photographers! Online Photography Class for High School Youth in Richmond! About the Class: Richmond Art Center is working with esteemed artist Simone Bailey to offer an online summer photography intensive for high school students in Richmond. This online class offers students the opportunity... Continue Reading

Summer Mural Program for Youth

Summer Mural Program for Youth

June 21st, 2021

S.P.O.T.S: Supporting Peoples Outlooks, Talents, and Speech Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2pm to 4 pm 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 community art works. A cohort... Continue Reading

Out of the Mouths of Beings: A Showcase of Richmond Art

Out of the Mouths of Beings: A Showcase of Richmond Art

June 18th, 2021

Join us Friday, June 25, 3:30-5pm for an afternoon showcase of Richmond arts!  In collaboration between Richmond organizations NIAD, East Bay Center for the Performing Arts, Richmond Art Center, and RYSE, we bring you "Out of the Mouths of Beings", hosted by Richmond’s own Youth Poet Laureate, Sheila McKinney!  This special online event... Continue Reading

Rewriting the Rules  |   With Love... Issue 23

Rewriting the Rules | With Love... Issue 23

June 15th, 2021

ISSUE 23Rewriting the Rules | ED Update | Live Online Soon! | Summer Fun for Young ArtistsDon't Forget the Catalog Rewriting the Rules California Girls 2 The 1971 exhibition California Girls was the last show organized by groundbreaking curator Tom Marioni for Richmond Art Center. Marioni was dismissed from his job at RAC... Continue Reading

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Pride: A message from RAC’s Executive Director

June 15th, 2021

Dear RAC community, It’s June and Pride Month! Starting with the Stonewall Uprising in June 1969, this month celebrates and commemorates LGBTQ+ activism and culture through the years. At Richmond Art Center we celebrated Pride last weekend with Drag Queen Story Hour. In this special storytelling event with Drag Queen PerSia, families... Continue Reading

Rewriting the Rules: An Interview with Tom Marioni

Rewriting the Rules: An Interview with Tom Marioni

June 9th, 2021

By Shaelyn Hanes Tom Marioni is a San Francisco-based artist, curator, and writer who played a key role in Bay Area conceptual art in the 1970s—a movement in which artists used humor and action to intertwine art and daily life. Marioni moved to San Francisco from Cincinnati in 1959. His first... Continue Reading

Summer Catalog Launch Party in your Inbox!  |   With Love... Issue 22

Summer Catalog Launch Party in your Inbox! | With Love... Issue 22

June 5th, 2021

ISSUE 22The Latest Edition | Celebrating Pride | Live Online Soon! | Summer Fun for Young ArtistsTaller de comunicación gratuito (Free Communications Workshop) The Latest Edition Summer 2021 Class Catalog Our Summer Class Catalog is here! Register today for online classes starting weekly June through August. Summer 2021 Class Catalog PDF (download to print... Continue Reading

Drag Queen Story Hour!!

Drag Queen Story Hour!!

June 3rd, 2021

Saturday, June 12, 10am-11am, FREE CLICK HERE TO REGISTER Richmond Art Center celebrates Pride with this special online event. Join PerSia as she reads A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo by Jill Twiss. This event is for kids and their families.  About PerSia: With a pedigree from weekly performances at the late, iconic... Continue Reading

Summer Bucket List: Art Class CHECK!  |   With Love... Issue 21

Summer Bucket List: Art Class CHECK! | With Love... Issue 21

May 26th, 2021

ISSUE 21Summer Session is Here | An Update on Reopening RAC | Live Online Soon! | The Beginners Gallery | Job Opportunities Summer Session is Here Registration for Summer Session NOW OPEN Classes for Adults! Paint Sketching Experiments, Figure Drawing from Photos, Beginner's Sumi-e, and more! Classes for Kids! Squishy Wonderful Clay!, Animals and... Continue Reading

An update on the (gradual) reopening of Richmond Art Center

An update on the (gradual) reopening of Richmond Art Center

May 25th, 2021

Dear RAC Community, It's happening! The gradual process of reopening Richmond Art Center will begin this summer. While the bulk of our classes and events remain online for now, plans are in place for a series of small on-site activities starting in July that will pilot our ability to open safely... Continue Reading

Family Ghosts   |   With Love... Issue 20

Family Ghosts | With Love... Issue 20

May 11th, 2021

ISSUE 20Three Artists Talk | Two Artists Talk | We're Hiring! Flora, Family Ghosts + Resilient Correspondence Three artists discuss the threads and themes of their work Online Artists' Talk: Thursday, May 27, 7-8pm PST Join us for a special event bringing together three artists – Shari Arai DeBoer, Manon Wada, Irene Wibawa –... Continue Reading

We're Hiring: Curator (part-time)

We're Hiring: Curator (part-time)

May 7th, 2021

Job Title: CuratorOrganization: Richmond Art Center, 2540 Barrett Avenue, Richmond, CA 94804Salary: $33.65 per hourJob Type: Part-Time, 12-Month ContractSchedule: This position is 20 hours per week. Many of the position’s duties can be conducted offsite. The schedule is flexible, but the Curator must be able to be onsite for exhibition... Continue Reading

If you don't know who Raymond Holbert is...   |   With Love... Issue 19

If you don't know who Raymond Holbert is... | With Love... Issue 19

April 28th, 2021

ISSUE 19AOTAD Artist Talk | WCCUSD Student Art | It's Nearly May Already! | Classes Starting Soon | Call for PoetsArtist Talk ART - A Life Long Commitment A conversation with Raymond Holbert Saturday, May 15, 3pm-4:30pm PST Raymond Holbert is a prolific artist, professor of art and design, and fascinating person. Holbert’s street... Continue Reading

Stand In Solidarity With Leonard Peltier

Stand In Solidarity With Leonard Peltier

April 20th, 2021

"People can stand on the feet and have their photo taken, or they can sit next to them; it’s up to them. It's an opportunity to show support, and also to experience a moment of communion." - Rigo 23 Dear Friends, We invite you to a special event in Richmond Art Center's... Continue Reading

Murals as a call for social justice   |   With Love... Issue 18

Murals as a call for social justice | With Love... Issue 18

April 10th, 2021

ISSUE 18 My Zoom Classroom | Spotlight on… Luis Pinto | AOTAD Artists' Talk | Classes Starting Soon❤️ SHARE SOME LOVE! ❤️ My Zoom Classroom 55th Annual WCCUSD Student Art Show For the first time in 2021 the West Contra Costa Unified School District Student Art Show is presented as an online exhibition. See... Continue Reading

Press Release: 55th Annual WCCUSD Student Art Show

Press Release: 55th Annual WCCUSD Student Art Show

April 5th, 2021

Online Exhibition: April 9 - June 4, 2021Richmond, CA: Richmond Art Center, in partnership with the West Contra Costa Unified School District, presents the 55th Annual WCCUSD Student Art Show. For the first time, due to the covid pandemic, this show is presented as an online exhibition running April 9 through... Continue Reading

"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

Take better photos on your mobile device!   |   With Love... Issue 17

Take better photos on your mobile device! | With Love... Issue 17

April 1st, 2021

ISSUE 17 Mobile Photography | Healing through African Diasporic Art | Watercolor Tricks | Did you see the Catalog? | Join Our Board | More Classes Starting Soon | We Love... Black Magic Cabaret! Free Workshop: Mobile Photography Capture... 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

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Richmond Art Center
2540 Barrett Avenue
Richmond, CA 94804
510.620.6772

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Tuesday – Saturday, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Closed Sundays & Mondays & Major Holidays

Gallery admission is free.