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 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 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

City of Richmond

Diamond Sponsors $5,000.00 +

Michael and Ty Hart

Merwyn Jackson

Platinum Sponsors $2,000.00 - $4,999.99

Central Bank

Bryan and Melissa Tipton - Lynwood Estate

Gold Sponsors $1,000.00 - $1,999.99

Baptist Health Richmond

Chenault Vineyards

Community Trust Bank

Dominion Senior Living

EKU Catering

EKU Center for the Arts

Forcht Bank

Pops at the Park 

Richmond Register

Bryan and Melissa Tipton - Lynwood Estate

Steve and Debbie Vescio

Stockyards Bank

Spencer Templin

Silver Sponsors $500.00 - $999.99

A-1-A Storage

Amanda Marcum

Coldwell Banker McMahan: Nancy Robertson

Combs, Parsons and Collins Funeral Home

Connie Lawson

Cumberland Valley National Bank

David and Beverly Hufford

David Greenlee, Custom Photo


1st Trust Bank

Drs. Fred and Mary Ann Kolloff

Imogene Adams Rhodus Family

J and K Kreations

Jerry Goble State Farm

Ken and Jan Tunnell


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 $250.00 - $499.99

David and Teresa Tope

Edmund Sowden

Mike and Kathy Eidson

Ted and Lana Soens


In-Kind Donations

A-1-A Storage


Curriers Music World

Hairmaster’s Salon and Spa

Hopper’s Jewelry

J and K Kreations

Kentucky Printing

Lloyd Alvis Agee

Panera Bread

Richmond Garden Club

Richmond Register

Ted and Lana Soens

Tater Knob Pottery

Teresa Tope