Join us on the first Thursday of every month from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. for the Riverside ArtsWalk, a vibrant community event that celebrates the diversity of arts and culture in Riverside and the Inland Empire.

We offer free admission at both Riverside Art Museum (Julia Morgan Building) and The Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art & Culture as part of the ArtsWalk, which includes many downtown arts destinations.

Riverside Artswalk is hosted by the Riverside Arts Council and sponsored by the City of Riverside and Riverside Downtown Partnership. More information and Artswalk map available here.

Riverside ArtsWalk is supported in part by:

Photo credit: Puma Photography

L;VING is a one of a kind live art exhibit that sheds light on our Attitude, Awareness, Relationship, and Transformation (AART) towards mental health.

Beyond showcasing the thought provoking photographic art, dance film, and live performances, L;VING invites the audience to play an active role in suicide prevention.

The day includes a Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) suicide prevention skills certification training, interactive activities, resources and more!

Featuring a special production of Got SOUL written and performed by RAM Fellowship awardee, Khalil Bleux.

Join us in discovering ways to help create life-affirming communities!

Register for the QPR certification training from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. HERE

Register for the afternoon performances of L;VING from 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. HERE

Register for the evening special production of GotSOUL written and performed by RAM Fellowship awardee, Khalil Bleux followed by a Q&A from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. HERE

Awards announced at 6:10 p.m.

Please join us as we announce the winners of this year’s annual Members Exhibition!

2nd Saturdays of June, July, & August, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

$12/person, $25 for 3 family members, $30 for 4 family members

Grab your family and friends and begin your museum adventure with us! Enjoy our exhibitions and explore our rooftop for adventure-themed activities on the 2nd Saturdays of June, July, and August. 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. $12 per person, $25 for 3 family members, or $30 for 4 family members. Museum admission, drinks, and snacks also included in the price.

June 9 – Beach Day
Hang ten with us on Beach Day at the museum! Come dressed in your beach attire; flip flops and Hawaiian shirts welcome! Enjoy a surfboard selfie station, giant bubble making, three bodacious art projects, and more!

July 14 – Travel Day
Travel the world and beyond with three hands-on art projects that will take you far and away, plus a learning station and more!

August 11 – Nature Day
Enjoy learning about the prehistoric creatures that roamed the IE thanks to the Western Science Center! Nature-themed art projects will rule the day.

Every family has a great story. Join local authors and artists, Larry Burns, James Luna, Deana Romo, and Teodor Dumitrescu, for a series of four workshops to write and illustrate your family tales – tall or true.

To fully complete your “story”, you’ll want to come back at least four times, once for each section: Finding Your Story, Telling Your Story, Drawing Your Story, and Coloring Your Story. Each section is offered on two dates.

We are offering all four sections in both English and Spanish. 


Finding Your Story: June 3 or 11

Telling Your Story: June 17 or 25

Drawing Your Story: July 1 or 9

Coloring Your Story: July 15 or 23


Finding Your Story: June 4 or 10

Telling Your Story: June 18 or 24

Drawing Your Story: July 2 or 8

Coloring Your Story: July 16 or 22

Please join us on Saturday, July 29, at 1 p.m. Award-winning storyteller and variety artist Karen Rae Kraut joins forces with guitar and keyboard virtuoso Jay DeAngelo in The Giant (who had no heart in his body!). Watch out for the giant whose heart has been separated from his body! A pair of unlikely heroes, the Ash Boy and the Cowgirl Princess, risk everything to defeat the giant with help from a talking wolf, a king salmon, and a blackbird in this musical recreation of a Norwegian folklore classic. Songs, movement, and a live musical soundtrack will keep listeners of all ages part of the action from start to finish! Opportunities will also be available for those who completed their own Tell Your Story to read them aloud during this fun and interactive afternoon.

Experience RAM on another level and explore the galleries afterhours.

Grab a drink at our no-host bar, make some COOL art, and come say hello to someone new!

We’ll have music playing,

an “open mic” (come show off your talents!), and

Lift Coffee Roasters will be here, too.


Our Print Media Collective artist-member group will be here screenprinting t-shirts that will be available for purchase and they’ll be doing a monoprint demo! Come check them out, and if you’re a printmaker or want to be, chat with them to see if joining the group is right for you!

Make a night of it at RAM!

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Private Artists Reception, Thursday, July 6, 2017, 5 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Awards Reception, Thursday, July 6, 2017, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m., Awards announced promptly at 6:10 p.m., Free

Please join us as we announce this year’s winners of the 2017 Members’ Exhibition | California Tales: Real or Imagined. 

A private exhibiting artists’ reception will take place from 5 p.m. – 6 p.m. to honor all of our participating artist-members.

The open-to-the-public, free Awards Reception, which will take place during Artswalk, will take place from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Awards will be announced promptly at 6:10 p.m.

Join Dr. Anthea Hartig (California Historical Society), Jana Itzen (Itzen Architects Inc.), and Lindsey Rossi (independent design curator) for a conversation about Julia Morgan’s remarkable trailblazing career and the state of the field for women today.

Reception at the Mission Inn Museum | 6:30 p.m. Panel in the Renaissance Salon at the Mission Inn | Free

The Mission Inn Foundation is proud to partner with the Riverside Art Museum in presenting the “Aviation Legacy in Riverside” panel with artist Mike Machat, historian Walter Parks, former USAF pilot Sam Lemon, and gilder pilor Bob Harris. This is in conjunction with Supersonic Palette: The Art of Flight by Mike Machat.

RSVP for this free event online at or by phone at 951.788.9556.

Additional Programming

August 4: Join us between 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. during Artswalk to show off your mad paper airplane-skills during our “Make It, Fly It, Improve It, Repeat!” paper airplane contest.

August 8 – August 12: Have a child/teen interested in art and aviation? We have a weeklong class called Aviation and Adventure that they are sure to love! Includes a field trip to Flabob Airport, guest speakers, and a meet-and-greet with artist Mike Machat.

September 29: Join Mike Machat for “Technology and Art: An Inside Look with Mike Machat”. Starts with a no-host Happy Hour at 6 p.m., with the talk beginning at 6:30 p.m. Free with admission or membership.

Stand up, get over the hump, and de-stress with an hour of free tai chi at the museum.

Join us for drinks every month this summer as we explore the art of handmade brewing and distilling during our Late Thursdays: Toast and Tour, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

June 23: Join artisan distillers J. Riley from Redlands for some serious whiskey history and taste some epic handcrafted whiskey.

July 21: Sample local craft beer from one of Riverside’s beloved breweries, Wicks Brewery.

August 11: In honor of the Olympics in Brazil and in conjunction with our 2016 Members’ Exhibition: Carioca Soul, we will be having caipirinhas, Brazil’s national cocktail, made with cachaça, sugar, and lime. We has invited dancer, choreographer, and teacher Julie Simon for an evening of Brazilian contemporary dance and drums at 6 p.m. and again (at approximately 7 p.m.) after Bernard Stanley Hoyes’ curatorial tour. Join us for an evening celebrating Brazil!

TOURS: Artist extraordinaire Bernard Hoyes will lead curatorial tours of the Visual Voice exhibition at 6:30 p.m. after each Late Thursday event.

Every Saturday this summer, come to RAM for Maker Series Saturdays. Get inside the artistic process, participate in collaborative art, interact with artists, and learn how to make stuff! We will be making ice cream with A La Minute, learning how to etch with salt water and electricity with Bernard Stanley Hoyes, and more.

June 18: Nathaniel Osollo

Sequential artist Nathaniel Osollo, author of Shadow People and Dark Mouse, returns to the Riverside Art Museum for an afternoon of comic book making. Nathaniel will talk through and demo his process of comic book drawing and writing, and help visitors work on their own comics. He will also discuss his first augmented reality comic book project and his experiences in the sequential art world.

June 25: Bernard Stanley Hoyes

In conjunction with Visual Voice, join artist in residence Bernard Stanley Hoyes on June 25, July 9, July 30, and August 13, and learn how to etch using salt water and electricity. Etched zinc plates will be used for printmaking.

July 2: How to HEAR Compost Temperature with J no.e ParkerThis workshop will inspire/introduce visitors to using sensors and micro-controllers to explore the physical world around them through HEARING an on-site compost pile. Audiofied on a continual basis, the compost pile renders a non-stop, real-time sound “performance”—making the silent process of decomposition tangible on a human scale. Visitors are immersed in a continuous, eight-point soundscape created and controlled by temperature sensors buried inside the compost. Each temperature value is translated directly to frequency and amplified in its own distinct speaker—mirroring the placement of its sister temperature sensor inside the container. Visitors will also gain practical knowledge on compost biology and home composting by “feeding” the compost with vegetable scraps, helping to turn the compost, and participating in “microbe searches” using a USB microscope at various times of the day.

July 9: Bernard Stanley Hoyes

In conjunction with Visual Voice, join artist in residence Bernard Stanley Hoyes on June 25, July 9, July 30, and August 13, and learn how to etch using salt water and electricity. Etched zinc plates will be used for printmaking.

July 16: #InstaVIBES: Instagram 101 | What’s Your Personal Brand with Mad Creative (CANCELLED DUE TO ILLNESS. We apologize for any inconvenience.)

Mad Creative will have three mini-workshops from 12 noon – 3 p.m. Come to one or all of them!

12 noon | Self-portraits: Invent your best selfie

1 p.m. | Objects: Let things tell your story

2 p.m. | Places: Show your adventurous side when you are out and about

Visitors are invited to bring 3-5 small objects that tell their story. Other props will also be on hand to practice shooting those Instagram moments.

From Ashley Meyers of Mad Creative:

When you think of Instagram do you simply think photo envy? Too complicated a task to try and navigate the waters of all the new Insta apps being pumped out on a daily basis? Not sure how to make your profile and photos standout? Unsure why your photos receive less than 5 likes? Oh man, the hashtag and his friend the emoji! Who the heck are those guys? Hey you’re not alone, we promise!

Master the art of Instagram marketing from both a personal and business perspective. Join us for a special afternoon as we help you navigate the ever-evolving waters of social media on the world’s most popular visual marketing medium. We will discuss storytelling, the power of your iPhone, popular Instagram filters and apps, a breakdown of hashtags, and speak to the challenges and opportunities of connecting with your community on the Instagram platform. All participants must have their own cell phone with access to Instagram.

We will be using the Riverside Art Museum as our backdrop for this creative and informative workshop. Seating is limited to 30, so please click here to register.

Enter our contest for a chance to win a Baby Tattooville poster or free tickets to the museum! Simply register and post your next instagram pic with #instavibesworkshopRAM.

July 23: Arcade Coffee + Parliament Chocolate/à la minute ice cream (see special times below)

Wake up and roll into the museum for some coffee! Join Shane Levario and Stevie Hasemeyer of Arcade Coffee at this special 10 a.m. Maker Series Saturday for a talk and demonstration about the art of coffee roasting. Taste small batch-roasted coffee beans from all over the world.

At 1 p.m., join Ryan Berk, owner of Parliament Chocolate and à la minute ice cream, as he tells his story as a self-proclaimed food artist. Learn about locally sourced foods, the science of nitrogen-made ice cream, and travelling to source cacao beans. Taste Berk’s famous handcrafted ice cream and spectacular small batch chocolate.

Seats are limited to 30 people, so reserve your spot now with Ryan Berk by clicking here.

“For me, food is my expression, and an extension of my inner creativity. I consider it my art. As with any creative process, it starts with an idea. . . .” — Ryan Berk

July 30: Bernard Stanley Hoyes

In conjunction with Visual Voice, join artist in residence Bernard Stanley Hoyes on June 25, July 9, July 30, and August 13, and learn how to etch using salt water and electricity. Etched zinc plates will be used for printmaking.

August 6: Comfort Food Blanket Lessons and Dialogue with Alyssa Arney and Liz Flynn

Comfort Food Blanket discusses our psychological relationship with food during depression and difficult times, as well as the emotional appeal of junk food as a source of consolation and support. It physically represents a blanket, a pig in a blanket, environmental landscapes like trash heaps, and the gluttony of our emotional needs. In contrast with consuming, many cite the practice of crochet as being a source of consolation and support during emotionally straining times. Artists Alyssa Arney and Liz Flynn hope to engage visitors in a dialogue about the role of food as pleasure, desire and craving, and personal relationships with food and consumption. Visitors will be able to interact with the piece and explore the tactile art of crochet. Comfort Food Blanket will be on view over the fireplace in the lobby from June 21-August 5 (tentative). In conjunction with Comfort Food Blanket, Arney and Flynn will host a drop-in station where visitors can learn to crochet basic stitches or make yarn pom-poms of various sizes. Experienced crochet artists are welcome to express their creativity and create their own pieces as well.

August 13: Bernard Stanley Hoyes

In conjunction with Visual Voice, join artist in residence Bernard Stanley Hoyes on June 25, July 9, July 30, and August 13, and learn how to etch using salt water and electricity. Etched zinc plates will be used for printmaking.

Join us on Tuesdays at 6 p.m. on RAM’s Instagram (@riversideartmuseum) to watch and learn live as artist Juan Navarro (and occasional guest artists) create art and give tips!