Richmond Art Center invites community to ‘Spring Family Day’

Richmond Art Center to celebrate the arts, season at ‘Spring Family Day’
Photo courtesy of the Richmond Art Center.

By Kathy Chouteau

Art-making, dancing and music will abound when the Richmond Art Center (RAC) hosts its “Spring Family Day” Sat., May 14 from 12-3 p.m. Organizers say the free, family friendly event, sponsored by the Richmond Rotary Club, “is an opportunity to celebrate the gifts of spring” via the various art forms.

According to the RAC, Spring Family Day will include an eclectic mix of activities and entertainment, including: clay flower making with artist Lauren Ari; live printing by Liberación Gráfica, a young printmaking collective from Richmond with work surrounding social justice; succulent art planters created by RAC students available for a small donation; a flower photo booth where people can take a special Polaroid pic; and bomba dancing by Quenepas, a music and dance youth ensemble at La Peña Cultural Center in Berkeley.

Families can also paint environmental justice messages/stories onto vibrant fence slats as part of Fencelines, an approaching public art project and the Richmond Our Power Coalition will be on hand to share info about “organizing work around the environment and housing happening in Richmond,” per organizers.

The RAC offered a reminder that vaccinations are “strongly encouraged” and mask wearing is a condition of entry to its galleries, studios and public indoor spaces. However, masks can be removed in its outdoor courtyard.

The RAC is located at 2540 Barrett Ave. in Richmond. Learn more about Spring Family Day and additional details about its featured activities here.