About the Richmond Area Arts Council

The Richmond Area Arts Council (RAAC) supports the cultural development of the city of Richmond, KY by advocating for and creating the highest quality artistic and educational opportunities for residents and visitors. We believe an active arts council within the community and region allows for business to flourish and provides a rich cultural environment for citizens.

The Richmond Area Arts Council offers many arts activities for children and adults within our community. The RAAC has partnered with the Madison County Schools to expand the Arts Education Program to provide safe and fun-filled class for hundreds of children to participate in after school and during the summer. The Richmond Area Arts Council also supports two established choral groups, the Madison Singers for adults and the Madison Children's Choir for grades 3-6. We also offer adult education classes and hosts art exhibits featuring local artists.

  • The Richmond Area Arts Center |
  • 399 W Water Street |
  • Richmond, Kentucky 40475

Phone: 859-624-4242 | 
Office Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00AM - 5:00PM

Vision and Mission

Save the Date

There's always something happening at the Richmond Area Arts Center! Mark your calendar and get involved today.

Event Calendar


Wednesday Art Class


Beginning Dance Class

Stained Glass Image
The Arts Center Building was originally known as the Christ Episcopal Church. The original stained glass windows are gothic in design.

Rent the RAAC

Whether it’s a wedding reception, reunion or a business function, we offer settings and services to help host your event. Our facility is extremely cost-efficient with spaces suitable for groups up to 100 people. Contact us for more information.

Facility Rentals

    Special Thanks to Our Sponsors!

    The work we do would not be possible without support from our local community.

      Government Sponsors

    • City of Richmond
    • Commonwealth of Kentucky

      Diamond Sponsors

    • Merwyn Jackson
    • Michael and Ty Hart

      Platinum Sponsors

      $2,000 - $4,999
    • Bryan and Melissa Tipton - Lynwood Estate
    • Central Bank

      Gold Sponsors

      $1,000 - $1,999
    • Baptist Health Richmond
    • Bryan and Melissa Tipton - Lynwood Estate
    • Chenault Vineyards
    • Dominion Senior Living
    • EKU Catering
    • EKU Center for the Arts
    • Pops at the Park
    • Richmond Register
    • Spencer Templin
    • Stephen and Debra Vescio
    • Stockyards Bank

      Silver Sponsors

      $500 - $999
    • 1st Trust Bank
    • A-1-A Storage
    • Amanda Marcum
    • Coldwell Banker McMahan: Nancy Robertson
    • Combs, Parsons and Collins Funeral Home
    • Community Trust Bank
    • Connie Lawson
    • Cumberland Valley National Bank
    • David and Beverly Hufford
    • David Greenlee
    • Drs. Fred and Mary Ann Kolloff
    • EventTique
    • Forcht Bank
    • Imogene Adams Rhodus Family
    • J and K Kreations
    • Jerry Goble State Farm
    • Ken and Jan Tunnell
    • Meijer
    • Mother and Daughter Catering
    • Personal Touch Cleaners & Alterations
    • Powell Family Charitable Foundation, Inc.
    • Red Hed Oil Company
    • Richmond Rotary Club
    • Ridings Insurance and Financial Services, LTD
    • Roberts Insurance
    • Sills Insurance and Investments
    • Soft Shoe
    • Tater Knob Pottery
    • Total Comfort
    • Vice and Smith, PSC

      Bronze Sponsors

      $250 - $499
    • David and Teresa Tope
    • Edmund Sowden
    • Mike and Kathy Eidson
    • Ted and Lana Soens

      In Kind Donors

    • A-1-A Storage
    • Ale-8-1
    • Curriers Music World
    • Hairmaster’s Salon and Spa
    • Hopper’s Jewelry
    • Kentucky Printing
    • Lloyd Alvis Agee
    • Panera Bread
    • Richmond Garden Club
    • Ted and Lana Soens