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Thank you for supporting the Richmond Art Center!
The Richmond Art Center has a long, colorful history dating to 1936, when it began with the vision of one woman and a suitcase packed with art supplies. Today, we are the largest visual arts center in the East Bay, delivering exciting art experiences to young and old alike who reflect the diverse richness of our community. We do this through hands-on learning, well-equipped studios, traveling Art in the Community programs and contemporary exhibitions in our galleries.

Every year, more than 1,800 students have the opportunity to create, see and learn about the visual arts through classes and programs taught by professional artists. Our four galleries attract thousands of visitors who enjoy rotating exhibitions displaying the works of emerging and established Bay Area artists. As a nonprofit organization, we depend on financial support from many sources of funding, including the City of Richmond, foundations, individuals and businesses. Download information on our levels of giving and benefits.

Donate to the Richmond Art Center:
• Online Click here to make a donation online
• In person at the Richmond Art Center, 2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, CA
• By Phone at 510-620-6720

Give a one-time or recurring donation!

Gifts of $1,000+ are automatically doubled thanks to a City of Richmond $100,000 challenge match which will match your gift 1:1 up to the first $100,000.

Double your gift through your Employer's Matching Gift Program! To promote charitable giving, many companies match their employees' contributions to nonprofit organizations. To make a matching gift donation, contact the Liz Padilla, Administrative Director, at or 510-620-5530. See a list of companies that offer matching gift programs (PDF).

Sponsor our programs! Engage your company or organization in a meaningful partnership with the Art Center by sponsoring exhibitions and annual programs. It’s a great opportunity to increase your company’s visibility with the Art Center’s audience and community. For more information, please contact Ric Ambrose, Executive Director, at 510-620-6777 or

Give a Gift of Stock! For more information, please contact Ric Ambrose, Executive Director, at 510-620-6777 or

Through planned giving you can help the Art Center thrive for many more lifetimes.
Including a bequest to the Art Center in your will or naming us as the beneficiary of a charitable remainder trust, life insurance policy or retirement fund can offer significant tax advantages and in some cases generate lifetime income for you or your chosen beneficiary. Download information on Planned Giving. For more information, please contact Ric Ambrose, Executive Director, at 510-620-6777.

Thank you for generously supporting our work!