Celebrate 50 Years of Creative Fundraisers and Fantastic Art

Art Alliance of the Riverside Art Museum Turns 50

The Riverside Art Museum RAM is proud to help the Art Alliance of the RAM celebrate 50 years of creative fundraisers and fantastic art. Join us during May’s Artswalk, Thursday, May 7, 2015, from 6:00 p.m. -8:00 p.m. for an exhibition featuring some of your favorite Art Alliance projects.

Remember Art Fun in the Sun? Art Alive? OrangeAid? Off the Wall? Our most recent Riverside Art Market on Saturday, April 25? Thank the members of the Art Alliance; they put on all of these fundraisers in support of RAM.

In 1965, 12 women founded the Art Alliance. They were Lucille Clarke, Betty Facey, Katie Grigsby, Birk Hinderaker, Barbara Colville, Elizabeth Kuhlins, Doris Miller, Ruth Place, Betty Powell, Betty Reade, Dottie Smith, and Margaret Woodford. From this original group of twelve, the Art Alliance now has a membership of over 140 members.

The founding members of the Art Alliance created a tradition of volunteer support for the art museum that continues with great success. The funds they have raised help support RAM’s programs, exhibitions, art classes for adults and children at the museum, and Art-to-Go, which brings art back into our public schools.

The Art Alliance has been and continues to be an important part of RAM. Come celebrate their 50th birthday with us!

If you would like more information on the Art Alliance or join them in creating events and projects that focus on community, art, and membership fun in support of RAM, visit their website at www.riversideartalliance.org.

RAM will be celebrating the opening reception of California Dreaming: An International Portrait of Southern California at the same time. Come meet the artists of this insightful exhibition.