Arts & Entertainment
At the annual Point Richmond Music Festival, which held its last concert of the season last Friday, neighbors greeted each other with handshakes and hugs.
The Richmond Art Center celebrated its 80th anniversary last Saturday with the opening of “Making Our Mark and Making New Paths,” an exhibit that builds a family tree of artists and their mentees. The show includes work by 14 artists who jumpstarted their careers by showing work at RAC, alongside pieces by younger artists they have mentored and believed in.
Both storage facility and arts community, Bridge Storage and Art Space in Richmond’s Santa Fe neighborhood is in the process of adding 60 new art studios, with an estimated completion date of summer 2017.
Richmond’s Neighborhood Public Arts Mini-Grant Program was designed to make anyone feel like they could be an artist. Yet to the dismay of many who were passionate about the program, it lost all funding in June.
National Park Service (NPS) agents in the East Bay have been working with administrators from the city of Richmond and other community partners since last year to create a wellness trail for Richmond as part of their “Park Prescription Initiative.” Their hope is that constructing a wellness trail will revitalize a two-and-a-half mile stretch of primarily unkempt city streets into a walkable path, giving Richmond residents more options for healthy and safe outdoor enjoyment. The trail will incorporate bike lanes,…