Art in Richmond

The expression of Richmond artists, both professional and amateur, will get you in the groove. Visit the galleries listed below and see what’s new.

Explore your own inner artist

Art classes abound through Richmond Art Center, NIAD Art Center, Mom + Pop Art Store, and through Arts of Pt. Richmond online artist hub. Spend some time exploring exhibits and then sign up for a class or two. You might be surprised.

Artist Jim Dewitt

Jim Dewitt’s work is on display in a framing gallery owned by his daughter. He is a Pt. Richmond resident and is well known in the sailing community for all his wonderful captures of sailboats racing on San Francisco Bay.  Besides sailing art, his unique style depicts seascapes, figures, florals and landscapes. Open: M-Sa 10am-3pm. 125 Park Pl in Pt. Richmond. 866-463-6231

Arts of Pt. Richmond

Arts of Pt. Richmond is a community of artists whose goal is to enrich and enliven the community of Richmond by building awareness of and supporting local artists who create visual, performing and literary arts. Their online portal has a gallery, a calendar of exhibits and readings throughout the Pt. Richmond area.

East Bay Center for Performing Arts

East Bay Center for Performing Arts – Developing Young Artists. Re-imagining the World. This vision guides them as they reach out to thousands of pre-k through high school students in Richmond.  Richmond youth can also attend training classes to discover and develop their talents at the Center in Downtown Richmond. The center teaches 85 different classes in music, dance and theater. Recently renovated, there are many classrooms and two large theaters for performances or events: The Community Theater is a black box theater with a capacity of 250 and the Iron Triangle Theater is a proscenium style theater that seats 200. Their annual “Richmond Nutcracker” is not to be missed! 339 11th St. 510-234-5624

 Mom & Pop Art Shop

Mom & Pop Art Shop is owned by an artist couple in Pt. Richmond. The shop is half art gallery and half art supplies for children and adults – plus everything in between like antique farmhouse furniture and decor.  They offer art classes and hosts special events at their shop. 24 W Richmond Ave in Pt. Richmond. 510-730-1154

NIAD Art Center

NIAD (Nurturing Independence Through Artistic Development) Art Center helps over 60 people with disabilities a week redefine contemporary art. The great thing about NIAD is that artists teach and guide student artists in a large art studio, which is adjacent to a flexible exhibit space for their work. Visitors can tour the current exhibit and purchase works of art from NIAD’s artists. Their work is also sent all over the world and some NIAD artists have exhibits in New York, Paris and Tokyo. Open: M-F 10am- 4pm, Sa 12-4pm. 551 23rd St. (Directions) 510-620-0290

Richmond Art Center

Richmond Art Center is the largest visual arts center in the East Bay. They have four exhibit galleries where they install rotating exhibitions that display the works of emerging and established Bay Area artists. They have a robust student program at the center and in the schools, serving thousands of students. Their legacy is Hazel Salmi an artist who roamed the streets of Richmond in 1936 with her art supplies en tow, to teach anyone who was interested, how to create art.  The Center today continues to pursue Salmi’s passion and vision – “That within every person lives an artist.” Open: Tu – Sa 10am-5pm. 2540 Barrett Ave. (Directions) 510-620-6772.

Art lovers have much to explore in Richmond!