Richmond Art Center
2540 Barrett Ave
Phone: (510) 620-6772
The Richmond Art Center is a Bay Area cultural institution that showcases both emerging and established artists, including Richard Diebenkorn, Jasper Johns, Jay Defeo, Wanxin Zhang, and Hung Lui — many of whom launched their careers at the Art Center. Four galleries and a sculpture courtyard host 14 -16 exhibitions a year.
The Art Center also offers a comprehensive range of on-site classes, docent-led tours, community events and off-site programs at schools and community centers for adults, teens and children. At the Center alone, 160 beginning to advanced classes and workshops are taught every year across a wide range of media, to over 1100 students all taught by experts in their fields.
Creating opportunities for adults, teens and kids to create, see and learn about art through contemporary art exhibitions, art-making events and classes.
The Richmond Art Center is a dynamic community arts organization that engages creative exploration and learning through studio art classes, innovative exhibitions and transformative community projects.
Parking: Street, Parking Lot
HoursTue: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Jazz Art: Music-Inspired Art Making for All AgesListen to acclaimed musicians and let their music inspire you to make art. This hands-on art-making event is perfect for everyone in your family to get in the groove...
12:30 PM - 02/18/2017
Art Taking ActionOn Friday, February 17 from 1-5pm, join us for an afternoon of free special programming for all ages. Create buttons and collage postcards with a message and screenprint...
01:00 PM - 02/17/2017
Valentine Pom Pop!In this workshop for kids and parents, you will learn how to make unique and colorful pom-poms gifts for valentines day. I’ll teach you how to set up templates,...
02:00 PM - 02/12/2017
Figure Drawing, Performance and RitualIn this class we will focus on experimenting with our bodies, through unconventional drawing exercises, performance sketches and ritual installations. This class...
10:00 AM - 02/12/2017
Artist Talk with Richard MayhewIn conjunction with the 21st Annual Art of Living Black, we are pleased to present a talk with acclaimed painter Richard Mayhew. Bio: Committed to the idea that...
12:00 PM - 02/11/2017
Lotus Sang-bo with Bojagi TechniqueThis workshop will teach you how to construct a lotus leaf shape Sangbo covering Bojagi (traditional Korean wrapping cloth). Gamchimjil and Kkojipgi technique and...
10:00 AM - 02/11/2017
Valentine Heart EncausticJust in time for Valentines! Using encaustic wax to build dimensional hearts in for the loves in your lives. Using papers, plasters, collage, image transfers, and...
10:00 AM - 02/05/2017
The Art of Living Black Artists TalkWe will present a panel of the The Art of Living Black 2016 award winners, Justice Renaissance, Gene Dominique and Nye’Lyn Tho. The talk will be moderated by...
12:00 PM - 02/04/2017
Glass Round TableIn conjunction with the exhibition, Marvin Lipofsky: Molten Matter/Fantastic Form, we are pleased to present a round table discussion about current practices and...
01:00 PM - 01/29/2017
Surface, Pattern, and Colored ClayThis 2-day intensive workshop will explore many possibilities for surface and pattern on clay! Demos will include underglaze and slip techniques, inlay, mixing color...
10:00 AM - 01/29/2017
See & Make ArtJoin us on the last Saturday afternoon of each month! Meet us at the Library for a story, make some art, then head over to the galleries to enjoy our latest exhibition. Patterns...
01:00 PM - 01/28/2017
Beginning Figure SculptureStudents will learn how to use basic anatomy and construction methods to build a figure sculpture in clay, from skull, portrait, and torso, working with a live model....
09:30 AM - 01/28/2017
Artist Talk with Guy DiehlPlease join us for a special talk with acclaimed artist Guy Diehl. Guy Diehl approaches realism with quiet consideration and a subtle hand. In his illustrated talk...
01:00 PM - 01/22/2017
Holiday Arts FestivalOn Sunday, December 4, the largest community event and fundraiser for the Richmond Art Center returns for its 54th year, showcasing works of art in a diverse range...
11:00 AM - 12/04/2016
Community Care-In at the Richmond Art CenterJoin us in a gathering of Richmond Art Center community members—teachers, students, family, friends and community partners—as we provide a safe space in light...
05:00 PM - 11/21/2016
Closing Reception: Making Our MarkPlease join us for the closing reception for Making Our Mark, the acclaimed exhibition celebrating the 80th anniversary of the Richmond Art Center, featuring the...
03:00 PM - 11/12/2016
Artist Talk: Carnwath, Liu, Hall, AndersonThe exhibition Making Our Mark gathers some of our most engaging and influential artists, thinkers, and educators. We are pleased to be able to present a series...
02:00 PM - 11/05/2016
SkeletonfestJoin us for this year's Fall Family Day: Skeletonfest! Celebrate the Fall and upcoming Day of the Dead at the Richmond Art Center with an afternoon full of fun...
12:00 PM - 10/23/2016
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