Welcome to 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.  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 organization has recently partnered with the EKU School of Music to establish the Madison Music Program. EKU provides instructors for group string classes for those in 4th, 5th, and 6th grades and the Madison Children's Choir for those in grades K-6.  The Richmond Area Arts Council also supports two established choral groups, the Madison Singers for adults and the Madison Youth Choir for grades 7-12. We also offer adult education classes and hosts art exhibits featuring local artists. The Richmond Area Arts Council is located within an historic Arts Center building, which is available as a facility rental for hosting events.  

The RAAC is growing to meet the increasing artistic needs of our community and region.  We encourage you to view our calendar of events and participate in the many activities that are taking place.   

The Richmond Area Arts Center is located at 399 West Water Street, Richmond, Kentucky.

Office Hours are 9:00AM - 5:00PM, Monday - Friday.  Phone: 859-624-4242


 Special "Thank You" to our Sponsors!

Governmental Support

Commonwealth of Kentucky

Madison County Fiscal Court

City of Richmond

Diamond Sponsors $5,000.00 +

Brent and Brenda Rice

Platinum Sponsors $2,000.00 - $4,999.99


Baptist Health Richmond

Central Bank

Peoples Bank of Madison County

Richmond Register

Wallingford Broadcasting

Gold Sponsors $1,000.00 - $1,999.99

Arcadian Cove

Citizens Guaranty Bank

Merwyn Jackson

Journey Boat Sales

Amanda Marcum

Hager Rentals

Pops at the Park 

The Paddy Wagon Irish Pub

Stephen and Debra Vescio


Ed and Jamie Worley

Silver Sponsors $500.00 - $999.99

A-1-A Storage

Bechtel Parsons Blue Grass

Bluegrass ACE Hardware

Nancy Robertson

Combs, Parsons and Collins Funeral Home

Community Trust Bank

Cumberland Valley National Bank

Dale and Alison Emmons

ERA Professional Hometown Services, Dianna Ackerman

Forcht Bank

Jerry Goble State Farm

David Greenlee, Custom Photo

Ralph and Marilyn Hacker

James S. Harris Personal Property Appraising

Phil and Paula Jones

J and K Kreations

Kentucky Bank

Drs Fred and Mary Ann Kolloff

Connie Lawson


Dr. Adrienne Millett, MD, FACS

Morning Pointe

Mother and Daughter Catering

Dr. and Mrs. James C. Murphy

Mary Ousley

Linda Hager Pack

Personal Touch Cleaners & Alterations

Powell Family Charitable Foundation, Inc.

Red Hed Oil Company

Fannie Rice

Richmond Rotary Club

Ridings Insurance and Financial Services, LTD

Riley Oil Company 

Sills Insurance and Investments

Soft Shoe

Tater Knob Pottery

William Doug Thompson

Total Comfort

Ken and Jan Tunnell

Vice and Smith, PSC

 Drs. Arthur and Aihua  Yin

Bronze Sponsors $250.00 - $499.99

Ahmad and Joy Allameh

Fred and Mary Ballou

Mike and Kathy Edison

Paul Hager

Deborah Kidd

Cindy Palka

Remax Unlimited

Ted and Lana Soens

John Stroube

Thompson Promotional Products

In-Kind Donations

A-1-A Storage


Lloyd Alvis Agee

Estelle Bayer

Classy Sassy

Curriers Music World

Hanger's Restaurant

Hairmaster’s Salon and Spa

Hopper’s Jewelry

J and K Kreations

Kelly's Fruit Market

Kentucky Printing

Ruthie Maslin

Lucy Nelson

Panera Bread

Richmond Garden Club

Richmond Register

Ted and Lana Soens

Ron Stephenson

Tater Knob Pottery

Teresa Tope

Time Warner Cable

Waffle House, N. Keeneland Drive

Ken Tunnell


Platinum Sponsors: $2,000.00 - $4,999.99

Hilliard Lyons, Spencer Templin

Stephen and Debra Vescio

Gold Sponsors: $1,000.00 - $1,999.99

Community Trust Bank

Cumberland Valley National Bank

Opal Frazier

Kentucky Bank

Drs Fred and Mary Ann Kolloff

Northridge Church

William Doug Thompson

Ken and Janrose Tunnell

Silver Sponsors: $500.00 - $999.99

Robert and Constance Adams

Robert and Marilyn Ballew

Central Kentucky Eye Association, Dr. Adrienne Millett

Combs, Parsons, and Collins Funeral Home

Mike and Kathy Edison

Dr. Michael and Jane Gordon

Hendricks Roofing Company, INC

Journey Boat Sales

Deborah Kidd

Dr. and Mrs. Hameed Koury

Dr. Frank and Pat O'Connor

George and Harriet Pfotenhauer

Norma Robinson

Richard and Rita Smart

John and Brenda Stratman

Vice and Smith, PSC

Bronze Sponsors: $250.00 - $499.99

Ahmad and Joy Allameh

Marty and Patti Baker

Fred and Mary Ballou

Helen Chenault

Drs. John and Phyllis Gump

Ralph and Marilyn Hacker

Paul C. Hager

Amanda Marcum

Mary Ousley

Linda Hager Pack

Cindy Palka

John Stoube

Drs. William and Dorothy Sutton

Thompson Promotional Products

Dr. Arthur and Aihua Yin