Arts & Entertainment
Richmond Art Center’s 57th Holiday Arts festival brought together residents, children, art lovers and shoppers with independent artists and craftspeople sharing their art and handcrafted holiday gifts for the season. Here is a sampling of artists and vendors from the festival, displaying and discussing their work: TheArthur Wright “I’m a painter that uses bleach as a medium,” says TheArthur Wright. Most of his works use bleach to remove, rather than add, color from black backgrounds revealing a golden color. Wright…
A steady drumbeat sounded through the doors of the Bridge FilmSpace studio as the band members of “2morrows June” prepared for their performance. Hip Hop Artist Markee “Kee Beez” Webb, entered in his gray Under Armour tracksuit and black shades, hyped to perform his latest single, “Turnt Up.” Richmond-based filmmaker Joaquin Xavier queued his films in a browser to be displayed on the projector screen. After mic checks, quick video playbacks and soundchecks, the Rich City Talent Show got under…
Richmond’s “Barktoberfest” last weekend at Point Isabel Regional Shoreline offered the area’s canine population the same chance to celebrate.
Barktoberfest’s October 26 costume parade was accompanied by competitions for categories such as the best small, medium, and large dog costumes. This year, about 50 dogs trod along the waterfront and showed off their attire with their tails wagging cheerfully. Some dressed in rainbow costumes while other dogs and owners wore matching superhero attire.
Less than 10 years ago, Jacinto Castillo wouldn’t show his artwork to anyone. Today, he runs a cozy enterprise in Point Richmond where he sells his art and that of about 100 artists from all over the Bay Area.
Since Richmond established its sister city relationship with Shimada, Japan, local people have taken initiative to take the cities’ cooperation even further.
Richmond’s waterfront celebrated a new symbol lighting up its night sky. The “Changing Tide” started giving off multi-colored streaks of light on the night of October 5.
Its scenes embody the Richmond Police Activities League’s ongoing efforts to foster positive relationships between police officers and the community, particularly adolescents.