Arts Organizations

The City of Richmond and surrounding areas are home to regionally and nationally acclaimed arts and culture programs. The city library system is noted for its excellence and the Community Heritage project (a Lila Wallace Reader's Digest Fund project) identified dozens of community-based ethnic and folk-art activities ranging from a Germanic folk choir to Laotian handicrafts, and African American quilting traditions.

Central to the achievement of visibility of the arts in Richmond is the creation of a partnership with the major arts organizations, city departments and businesses. In 1995 the Commission Chair began monthly meetings with the executive directors of the five major arts organizations for the purpose of collaboratively addressing common concerns (Arts Forum Richmond). City officials are invited, as appropriate to the issue or information needed, as are community or business leaders.

Click on the following to see a list of relevant resources and information.

Local Arts Organizations

NameAddressPhone NumberWebsite and EmailOther Information
Richmond Art Center2540 Barett Avenue Richmond, CA 94804510-620-6772www.richmondartcenter.orgGallery Hours: 
Tuesday - Saturday (10:00 AM - 4:30 PM)
National Institute of Arts and Disabilities (NIAD)551 23rd St
Richmond, CA
Monday - Friday (10:00 AM - 3:00 PM)
East Bay Center for Performing Arts399 11th Street
Richmond, CA 94801
510-234-5624www.eastbaycenter.orgAll levels of individual and group classes in dance, music, theater, and media are taught by professional performing artists in a creative, supportive environment. Childrens from ages 3 to adults are welcome. Please call or check the website to learn more about the Center's programs.
Richmond Museum of History400 Nevin Avenue
Richmond, CA, 94804

Permanent Exhibits:
  • Richmond History from Prehistoric Times to World War II
  • The Red Oak Victory Ship
  • Highlights of Richmond agricultural beginnings, industrial achieviements, and cultural legacy.
The SS Red Oak Victory Ship - AK-235Terminal 1
1500 Dornan Drive
Richmond, CA, 94801
Ongoing tours and public events. Currently in restoration. The last surviving Victory ship. Built in Richmond at the Kaiser Shipyards in 1944. Has onboard museum and giftshop.
Masquers Playhouse105 Park Place
Richmond, CA 94801

100 38th St
Richmond, CA 94804

Richmond Public Library325 Civic Center Plaza
Richmond, CA 94801 
Mon, Tue, Wed (10AM-8PM)
Thurs, Sat (10AM-5PM)
Fri, Sun (1-5PM)