FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
New Exhibition Continues Initiative to Build Community, Support the Arts, Engage Space in Downtown Richmond
Richmond, CA – Richmond Main Street Initiative and the Richmond Arts and Culture Commission proudly present the latest Art In Windows exhibition: Richmond In Focus. Featuring works of photography by Richmond artists: Tony Tamayo, Ellen Gailing, Ken Osborn, and RYSE Center.
All are invited to come Downtown for the Opening Reception on Thursday, March 16, from 4:30pm-6pm at 1600 Macdonald Avenue (BART Parking Garage).
Downtown Richmond is home to a rich heritage and an abundance of public artworks – murals, historic markers, sculpture installations, and digital displays adorn buildings and line Macdonald Avenue.
Launched in 2010, Art In Windows brings together artists, merchants, property owners, residents, and community partners to transform vacant storefronts into living, breathing art spaces that celebrate the rich legacy and history of Downtown Richmond, and to explore the relationship between art and community development.
Receptions for Art In Windows exhibitions invite residents from all over the Bay Area to visit Downtown Richmond and discover its rich arts heritage – past, present, and future.
The works on display in Art In Windows: Richmond In Focus offer a diverse and unique perspective on Richmond, often bringing together otherwise dichotomous subject matter or points of view — urban and natural, light and dark, renewal and decay.
The reception is an opportunity for people to see these pieces up close:
“The photographs will be on display and visible through the end of April, so passersby will be able to enjoy the art. But the reception is really the only opportunity that folks will be able to take a closer look and experience the pieces on a more intimate level.” – Alicia Gallo, Outreach Coordinator
Art In Windows: Richmond In Focus is sponsored by Richmond Main Street Initiative and Richmond Arts & Culture Commission, with generous support from City of Richmond, BART, and participating artists.
Richmond Main Street Initiative is a community based non-profit dedicated to revitalizing historic downtown Richmond. RMSI partners with the City of Richmond, merchants, and residents to develop and improve downtown Richmond as a pedestrian-friendly urban village that offers products, services, arts and entertainment that reflect the community’s rich and diverse heritage. www.richmondmainstreet.org and www.facebook.com/richmondmainstreet.