The Riverside Arts Center offers, promotes, and nurtures dynamic arts and cultural programs through arts education, performing arts, visual and fine arts activities that serve and engage the community in Ypsilanti, Washtenaw County, and the surrounding area.


The Riverside Arts Center offers diverse and high-quality arts programming that makes a positive contribution to the image, culture, education, and economic development of the Ypsilanti community.  A hub of artistic ventures, Riverside Arts Center produces and hosts various fine and performing artist activities in an accessible facility that includes a theater, art galleries, dance studio, artist studios, and classrooms. With a primary focus on the Ypsilanti community, Riverside Arts Center provides artistic programming for Washtenaw County and the surrounding area.

Riverside Arts Center receives operational support from the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation, Michigan Arts and Culture Council (MACC), and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). See Riverside Arts Center’s annual report for a complete listing of supporting individuals and organizations.


The Board and staff of the Riverside Arts Center (RAC) believe that diversity is essential to engaging the communities we serve and, ultimately, in achieving RAC’s mission. Diversity includes, but is not limited to: race, religion, national origin, color, economic status, gender and gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, and disability.