About

Redlands Art Association

Redlands Art Association

RAA by Linda Willason

The Redlands Art Association (RAA) is a 501c3 organization that was founded in 1964 to encourage and support the visual arts in the City of Redlands and neighboring communities.

 

Our mission is to enrich lives and promote a vibrant society by inspiring creativity, nurturing individual expression, and supporting the visual arts.

 

RAA maintains an Art Center and sales Gallery, one of the largest in the Inland Empire open to the public free of charge, at its downtown Redlands location. Art classes, programs, workshops, and demonstrations are conducted at the Art Center.  RAA established the Margaret Clark Art Education Enrichment Fund (MCAEEF) to ensure ongoing financial support for its art education programs.

 

Generous volunteers with a deep passion for the visual arts perform most of the duties required to run the organization. If you see “Position Open” listed here, you can call the Gallery and volunteer for it.

 

We are working hard towards becoming the most dynamic and welcoming environment for visual arts in the Inland Empire. To this end, we hope to expand the gallery and art center to accommodate additional classrooms, event and gallery space.

Sales Gallery

RAA Gallery promotes, exhibits, and sells the artwork of Inland Empire artists. It features a delightful selection of original paintings, photography, prints, pottery, glassware, jewelry, and art cards. Gallery exhibits are changed every six weeks.

Art Center

RAA offers art classes and educational programs at its Art Center and sponsors scholarships for children. Lectures and demonstrations by well-known artists are offered on the fourth Tuesday of the month from September through May.



RAA Shows

Art in the Park

Hosted by RAA and Redlands Festival of Arts, Art in the Park is a two-day springtime gathering of artists along with entertainment, music, food and refreshments. In addition, the Youth Art Expo provides a showcase for K-12 artists and ‘hands on’ art classes.

Community Photo Show

Calling all photographers to give us your best shot! This show has become a popular venue for both photographers and viewers and is open to the public. Visitors are invited to a reception to meet the artists.

Multi-Media Mini Show

Open to creative artists residing in California and RAA members, this juried show is only restricted by the size of your work being less than 14.5 inches including bases and frames. Tabletop pieces must be 5x7 inches or less.