At Riverside Arts Center, we commit to do all we can to create constructive spaces where justice and peace can flourish.
The protests around the country following the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery and the countless numbers of Black lives lost as a result of systemic, institutionalized racism; the suffering due to COVID disproportionately affecting our community in Ypsilanti, all shake us and affect us personally and collectively.
We will continue to offer our space to the community, once we can safely open our doors. Until then, we can offer virtual space for community dialogue. If this interests you, please reach out directly to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We see you. We hear you. We stand with you.
We are so excited to offer donation-based online classes for you while we work towards safely opening our doors. The instructors hail from Eastern Michigan University’s MFA program.
Artist or not, this exhibit is for everyone! It is unjuried, and all submissions will be included. We are seeking photographs of creative activities that people are doing to stay Present during this sudden and unsettling change of times.
With this virus that has kept us feeling isolated, RAC would like to make our FLY Creativity Toolkit available to all who need a daily dose of creative inspiration, motivation, or just a little break!
Connections at the Center
Creativity at the Center
YOU at the Center
What happens at the center of something? Paths cross. A point of connection occurs. The center is always the very heart of an entity—the beating pulse that enlivens everything around it.
What happens at our Center—the Riverside Arts Center—is a range of creative experiences that nurture and support the Ypsilanti community and surrounding areas. Every day, we open our doors to a vibrant space where everyone is welcome to share, express, explore, and connect.
We ‘re proud to bring monthly exhibitions that connect and inspire the community. We feature artists from across the region— come visit us today! Gallery hours are:
Thursday 3 –8 p.m. | Friday 3–8 p.m. | Saturday 12-5 p.m.
CREATIVE EXPERIENCES FOR ALL
Riverside Arts Center is a hub of creative activity with something for everybody. See a play or performance. Take a class or join us at RAC Creativity Lab!
SPACE TO WORK IN
We offer affordable creative space for you to teach, perform, or create at Riverside Arts Center. Rent our artists studios, theater that seats 140, a light-filled dance studio, and more.