Thursday, November 29, 2012

The Richmond Art Center (RAC) will hold its annual Holiday Arts Festival on Sunday, December 2nd

Alexander James, Vampire Box 
(sure to be one of the highlights of the silent auction)

The Richmond Art Center (RAC) will hold its annual Holiday Arts Festival on Sunday, December 2nd from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm.

 First held in 1961, the festival has become one of the Bay Area’s favorite community art events; each year, artists and artisans donate and sell their work in support of the Richmond Art Center.

 Hilda Robinson. "Dressed for Sunday." oil pastels. 2011

“The Holiday Art Festival has been held for more than 50 years! Looking through our archives, the earliest mention of the event we found was from a 1961 newspaper article announcing the Center’s “Christmas Bazaar.” And that was it --we had the theme for this year’s festival; the “Holiday Arts Festival, Vintage Edition,” said Kristen Jones, Holiday Arts Festival Committee Member. “I hope you will join us at this year’s 1960s inspired celebration and fundraiser; dress up in 60's costume, sip hot chocolate, bid in the silent auction, and enjoy live music while shopping for holiday gifts from local artists and vintage vendors.”

Cheryl Wolf. "Dream." clay, mixed media. 2011

What’s Available: Prices of art, crafts, artisan and vintage goods range from $5 to $250, including a wide variety of ceramics, jewelry, textiles, prints, ornaments, custom-made chocolates and art by artists from around the East Bay and creations by artists from the Richmond Art Center’s Studio Program. The Richmond Art Center’s Ceramic Department will offer nearly 1,000 unique pieces.

The Holiday Arts Festival Silent Auction is now open online at

To place a bid on an auction item, please call Kristen Jones at (510) 620-6772. Auction winners can pick up their items between 4:00 pm and 5:00 pm at the Holiday Arts Festival on December 2nd, or between 11:00 am and 4:00 pm on December 8th.

When: Sunday, December 2nd, 11:00am to 5:00pm. Admission is free

Where: The RAC is located at 2540 Barrett Avenue (at the corner of Barrett and 25th Street), Richmond, CA 94804, adjacent to Civic Center Plaza. Wheelchair accessible, free parking, BART accessible. 

All items courtesy of the Richmond Art Center

1 comment:

A Cuban In London said...

I wish I could go. It sounds like a really good sale.

Greetings from London.