Arts & Entertainment
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.
One year after Hurricane Irma and Maria hit Puerto Rico, painter Rebeca Garcia-Gonzalez returned to her homeland to paint portraits of 16 Puerto Ricans from different corners of the island.