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Richmond Art Center is located at 2540 Barrett Ave. in Richmond.

This holiday season, consider picking up custom-made gifts at the Richmond Art Center’s 57th Annual Holiday Arts Festival, which is the largest community event and fundraiser for the art center.

At the free festival, which runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 8 at the Art Center at 2540 Barrett Ave. in Richmond, you’ll be able to pick up arts and crafts, jewelry, ceramics, textiles, packaged goods, clothing and accessories by local independent artists and craftspeople.

“The Holiday Arts Festival is an annual East Bay tradition that brings the art community together and introduces handcrafted art to new audiences,” said Addela Garboos, Operations Director, Richmond Art Center. “For the hard-to-shop-for person, I am always able to find a gift here.”

Along with holiday gifts, guests can treat themselves to food from local gourmet food trucks and caterers, or relax in the Holiday Café which will serve coffee, pastries, beer and wine. The festival will also feature the annual raffle of donated items from local artists, a Ceramics Sale and Yarn Market to support Studio Art programs, a holiday giftwrap station to present gifts in artistic style and free holiday art activities for all ages. 

For more information about the event and vendors, visit here.

Free parking is available in the 25th Street and Barrett Avenue parking lot, across the street from the Richmond Art Center. Accessible by BART, AC Transit, R-Transit, Lyft and UBER.