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Press Release: Holiday Arts Festival at Richmond Art Center Celebrates Its ‘Diamond Jubilee’ 60th Year

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October 31, 2022

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Holiday Arts Festival at Richmond Art Center Celebrates Its ‘Diamond Jubilee’ 60th Year

Arts and crafts festival with over 50 local artist vendors and community partners, famous ceramics sale, open studios, and art activities for all ages

Holiday Arts Festival
Sunday, December 4, 10am-5pm
Richmond Art Center
2540 Barrett Avenue, Richmond, CA 94804
richmondartcenter.org/haf

Richmond, CA: The Holiday Arts Festival returns to Richmond Art Center. After running for two years as a virtual event due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Festival is back in-person to celebrate its ‘diamond jubilee’ 60th year in Richmond.

The Holiday Arts Festival offers visitors a chance to buy unique gifts from local arts and crafts vendors, experience our open studios, enjoy snacks and beverages, and participate in art-making activities for the whole family. The Festival runs from 10am to 5pm on Sunday, December 4 at Richmond Art Center, 2540 Barrett Avenue, Richmond.

Visitors will be able to shop local and handmade holiday gifts by over 50 local, independent artists. Available merchandise will include unique jewelry pieces, art glass, tin boxes, botanical illustrations, upcycled incense holders, crocheted fantastical hats, and food prep items made from repurposed wood. Artisanal goods at the Festival will include gourmet chocolates and confections, and handmade natural skincare products. 

“I’ve always felt joy come through when creating for and participating in the Holiday Arts Festival. I’m able to connect with the Richmond community and beyond, and share joy. What fun!”

– Riquelle Small, Pretty Fun Designs

“The warm, creative, down to earth community at Richmond Art Center is what makes this fair special. It’s always a lovely, well attended show.”

– Malena Lopez-Maggi, The Xocolate Bar

Our popular Ceramics Sale is back in-person this year with an opportunity to purchase beautiful and usable ceramics. All items are made by our students, teachers and friends. The Ceramics Sale will be set up in our ceramics studio and all sales benefit Richmond Art Center. 

Other activities at the Festival will include open glass and metals studios to see professional artists in action; art-making activities for families to DIY their own cards and gift wrap paper; a raffle of donated items from local artists; the opportunity to buy artist designed Richmond Art Center totes and t-shirts; and the Holiday Café serving coffee, cookies, beer and wine. 

“Join us on this exciting day to share holiday spirit, mingle with our team, and pick up some wonderful arts and crafts for your loved ones,” says José R. Rivera, executive director of Richmond Art Center. 

Covid-19 Safety: Note, this is an indoor event. We will do what we can to keep people safe. Mask wearing will be required in the galleries and indoor public spaces. Masks may be removed while in the courtyard.

Accessibility, Parking and Public Transportation: Ample free parking is available in the 25th Street lot across the street from Richmond Art Center. Richmond Art Center’s facility is accessible to users of wheelchairs via two step-free public entrances. The Barrett Street entrance is adjacent to a parking lot with six accessible spaces. The 25th Street entrance is adjacent to a parking lot with three accessible spaces. Richmond Art Center is accessible by BART, AC Transit, R-Transit, and rideshare services.  
 
For information about the Holiday Arts Festival visit
https://richmondartcenter.org/haf

Participating Vendors: Adrianna Gluck, Art Builds Community, Art of the African Diaspora, Awkward Ladies Club, Bird vs. Bird Designs, Catherine Ricketts, CERAMICSbyREGINA, Crystal Clear Crafting Club, Eyes For Trees, Gabriela Nunez, Hats and Spats & Tinybully Knits, Hope Meredith, Ilah Jarvis, Iris Chiu Art, JAMM the Artist, Ji Wook Choi Art, Judith T. Irwin Artistry, Julia Beery, KS Wood, LaanMao, LSK Creations, Marisa Burman Ceramics, Maya Kosover, Meg Pohlod, Megan Godino Art, mira vista soap co., Mister Scents, Mujeres Unidas y Activas, NIAD Art Center, Patricia Tostenson Jewelry, Pretty Fun Designs, Sea Pony Couture, Skincare by Feleciai, Sky_pottery, Sophie Tivona Illustration, Stoner Zines, Suzanne Carey Arts, Take Shape Studio, The Designing Chica, The Latina Center, The Xocolate Bar, Under Construction Creations / Frikkin Laser Sharks, Wiggle & Woof, Xan Blood Walker… and more to be announced!

About Richmond Art Center: Richmond Art Center has been sharing art and creating with the community since 1936. Our programs encompass classes, exhibitions and events at our facility in downtown Richmond, as well as off-site activities that bring free, high-quality art making experiences to WCCUSD schools and community partners. richmondartcenter.org
 
For more information, images and artist quotes contact:
Amy Spencer, amy@nullrichmondartcenter.org

 

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