Richmond Art Center

Renewal Fund

Dear Friend of the Richmond Art Center:

The coronavirus health crisis has challenged the Richmond Art Center in ways we could hardly have imagined. The dedication and energy that staff and artists are exhibiting during this crisis is phenomenal. It is our utmost priority to maintain the integrity of RAC while we wait to welcome you back in person.

We continue our mission to be a catalyst in Richmond for learning and living through art.

  • The Studio Art Program is working to bring content and instruction online
  • The Exhibition Program content will soon be appearing online
  • Art in the Community Program is working with the WCCUSD to offer visual art programs to our youth

At this time we need your help.

The effect of our closure continues to ripple through Richmond Art Center. We face a potential revenue loss of great significance as we navigate through this crisis.

Richmond Art Center Renewal Fund hopes to raise $300,000 over the next few months.

Your support at this crucial time will help cover the loss of income we have already experienced when we were forced to suspend our onsite and community programming on March 16, 2020. We foresee additional losses through the summer and possibly into the fall.

Please consider making a contribution today to the Richmond Art Center Renewal Fund to safeguard our future.

Your donation, whatever the amount, will directly support our efforts to sustain our Art in the Community Program, Studio Program, and Exhibition Program which serve over 20,000 artists, children, and families each year.

We need your support more now than ever. Can you please donate and help us continue to provide access to the arts?

We look forward to welcoming you back as soon as our community is deemed safe and well. Our thoughts are with all of you, your families, your friends, your colleagues. Seeing our community work together to overcome this health crisis gives us hope. We have so much gratitude for the people who are on the front lines — medical personnel, all hospital workers, health care workers, grocery store clerks, restaurant workers, our city employees and public servants, our sanitary workers, home care workers, and everyone who is risking their lives to support our community during this global crisis.

Please stay safe and well.


Patricia Guthrie
President, Board of Directors

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