Redlands Art Association

Redlands Art Association

RAA by Linda Willason

The Redlands Art Association (RAA), a 501c3 organization, 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 open to the public free of charge at its downtown Redlands location. Art classes, programs, workshops, and demonstrations are conducted at the Art Center. Generous volunteers with a deep passion for the visual arts perform most of the duties required to run the organization. If you’d like to join us, please call the Gallery.

Margaret Clark Art Education Enrichment Fund

RAA established the Margaret Clark Art Education Enrichment Fund (MCAEEF) to ensure ongoing financial support for its art education programs within our community. Your generous donations and ticket proceeds of the biannual Redlands Cinema Classic support this endeavor.


RAA offers art classes, workshops and educational programs at its Art Center and sponsors scholarships and project grants for children. A speaker series program with demonstrations by well-known artists is offered on the fourth Tuesday of the month from September through May.


The RAA Gallery promotes, exhibits, and sells the artwork of Inland Empire artists. It features a delightful selection of original paintings, photography, prints, collage, fiber arts, pottery, glassware, jewelry, art cards and more. Gallery exhibits of members work and featured artists are changed every six weeks. Special annual shows are featured below.

RAA Annual 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 on any side including bases and frames.

Youth Art Expo

In conjunction with Art in Park, the Youth Art Expo showcases the creativity of students in the Redlands community from Kindergarten through Twelfth grade.

Redlands Cinema Classic

Redlands Cinema Classic spring and fall film series is hosted by the Margaret Clark Art Education Enrichment Fund of Redlands Art Association and Look Dine-In Cinema. All ticket proceeds support art education programs at schools and other art-related activities throughout the Redlands community.

Art on State Street

Another outdoor art exhibit along State St., between 6th and 7th streets, where RAA member artists can show and sell their work and interact with the public.