Art on Tap!

Late Night Art Bash for Arts Education

All three floors of the museum will be rockin’ a late night of interactive art projects, music, beer from local breweries, and more! 

We currently have Hangar 24 and Wicks Brewing Co. on board for the evening. We will have non-alcoholic drinks available, as well as food.

Artist Gregory Adamson will be painting the night away and you’re invited to join him and others on a collaborative mural.

We’ll have several other art stations throughout the museum:

  • relax with some creative doodling/coloring for adults with Rina Gonzales;
  • jump start your art journal or printmaking journey with Laura Ryan;
  • learn about nuno felting with Charlotte Ransom McKenzie;
  • free your inner child and do an Art-to-Go project with Bethany Volker;
  • take a creative pic at our Selfie Station;
  • get a henna tattoo by Jenny Montenegro;
  • get creative with some fun Weathered Feather projects with Jill Rowden;
  • and more to be announced!

Tickets are $20 for one or $30 for two. Proceeds go toward our arts education programs.

Click here to purchase your tickets today! You’re first drink is on us!

The Riverside Art Museum’s (RAM) mission as a §501(c)(3) nonprofit is “to integrate art into the lives of people in a way that engages, inspires, and builds community by providing high-quality exhibits and art education programs that instill a lifelong love of the arts.” 

Reaching nearly 50,000 people a year, RAM is committed to serving all segments of our diverse population. The Inland Empire region is the most multicultural region in Southern California and arguably the nation, according to Dowell Myers of the University of Southern California (Press Enterprise, 2012). It is also a region that has been significantly impacted by the recession and foreclosure crisis. 

RAM has a strong history of providing free, vibrant, community art programs that focus on economically disadvantaged and under-served residents, including low-income students, special-needs children, and at-risk youth.

However, in response to the economic downturn and funding cuts to local schools and community arts activities, the art museum knew it had to do more. RAM has expanded and enhanced programming, especially for children from low-to-moderate-income families. 

The Riverside Art Museum’s Arts Education programs include:

  • Creative Horizons, which provides youth offenders creative programming like painting murals and outdoor sculptures, as well as arts classes and museum tours, to engage troubled teens in pro-social activities that encourage teamwork and creativity;
  • Art-to-Go: Integrating History and Science with Fine Art!, where our trained art instructors go to your classroom with the highest quality art materials, lesson posters, and vocabulary charts and teach History Plus Art, Science Plus Art, or Stand Alone Fine Art lessons, which meet the Next Generation Science Standards or the History/SS Content Standards, and the CA Visual Arts Standards, to your students;
  • Walk and Wonder Museum Tours, which begins with a docent-led tour concentrating on our rotating exhibits, art appreciation, museum function and etiquette, as well as the history of our 1929 National Historic building designed by Hearst Castle and AIA Gold Medal-winning architect, Julia Morgan, and ends with an art lesson that includes art history on a specific artist and then application of their style to create original student artwork; and
  • Art Education Classes & Workshops, which offers diversified studio art classes and workshops for both children and adults.

Exposure to art can have profound influence on a young person’s life. Beyond what art teaches, like respect for diverse viewpoints, courage to experiment, and problem-solving skills, some of the greatest rewards come from the intrinsic value of art and the personal joy one experiences through the creative process.

With a mission to engage, inspire, and build community through the arts, RAM views art education as a vital component in creating public value. Annually, we reach approximately 10,000 youth through school and museum-based programs. 

Help us continue these programs, provide scholarship funding for socio-economically disadvantaged children to take museum art classes this year, and restock our art supply closets (we don’t charge for materials for any of our youth art programs or most of our adult art programs).