Richland Area Arts Council
148 W. Court St.
PO Box 475
Richland Center, WI 53581
|President:||Shirley Steiner, 608.647.3570|
|Vice President:||Ken Garden, 608-647-7382|
|Secretary:||Nanci Buchanan, 608.588.5592|
|Treasurer:||Sally Probasco, 608.231.3037|
|Board Members:||Nanci Buchanan, Ken Garden, Mary Kay Olson, Janis Peterson, Sally Probasco, Shirley Steiner|
The organization behind the red door is the Richland Area Arts Council (RAAC), a non-profit organization of artists and supporters of the arts. The mission of the council is to reach into the community and encourage local artists to have their work seen. In addition to the Red Door Gallery, RAAC sponsors a fall reception the first weekend of October as part of Richland Center’s Fall Color Fiesta. The council, in conjunction with the Wisconsin Regional Arts Association, coordinates a spring art show in which area artists display their work at a local venue. Winners at that show go on to compete for recognition at the state level in the fall at an event held on the UW-Madison campus. In the spring the council co-sponsors with WRAA and University of Wisconsin-Richland a high school art exhibit and workshop for artists from up to 15 area high schools.
RAAC typically meets monthly at the Red Door Gallery, 148 W. Court St. in downtown Richland Center. Members are always welcome at meetings.