OverviewThe City of Richmond works in partnership and association with local cultural organizations, artists and local residents to help sustain and develop cultural heritage and individual expression as well as provide a wide range of cultural experiences and opportunities to residents and visitors.
Richmond is home to Metro Vancouver’s largest theatre company, the Gateway Theatre; one of the region’s most vital contemporary art galleries, the Richmond Art Gallery; and several captivating historic sites, properties and museums that pay tribute to Richmond’s heritage as a key salmon canning, boat-making and farming hub in British Columbia.
Through a growing inventory of public art installations and roster of annual special cultural events, festivals and programs — including the Children’s Arts Festival, Richmond Maritime Festival, Richmond World Festival and Culture Days — the City strives to energize public spaces and encourages citizens and visitors alike to explore arts and culture.
The Richmond Arts Strategy 2019-2024 serves as a guide for decision-making to empower ideas, people and resources around a shared vision and set of goals, strategies and tactics. Visit howartworks.ca for information about the Strategy and to find out other ways to get involved in the arts in Richmond.
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