“Behind the red door at 19 North Main Street, in Kilmarnock, is a place to be inspired by art in the community and the community in the arts.”
The RAL Art Center is incorporated as a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization community resource that welcomes everyone to discover how art can enrich our lives and bring people together. It provides a place for residents and visitors to create and appreciate the visual arts and to buy quality artwork by regional artists. Since 1949, the RAL has been the largest and most active visual arts presence on the Northern Neck. Run almost entirely by volunteers, it is they who organize monthly exhibits, community events, art education programs and a cooperative artist gallery… truly an impressive history of art in the community.
RAL is a community partner of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and is partially supported by grants from Virginia Commission for the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts and River Counties Community Foundation.
The mission of this corporation is to: (a) organize, sponsor and foster the visual arts through exhibits, educational programs and cultural activities that reflect and enrich our broader community; (b) provide an environment for the creative growth of our members and the community; and, (c) to inspire community interest and interaction by celebrating our area’s cultures, heritage and natural beauty through the creative arts.
2018-2019 RAL Board Roster
President: Harold Burnley firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice-President: Barbara Kershner email@example.com
Secretary: CarolAnne Taylor firstname.lastname@example.org
Treasurer: Michelle Lewis email@example.com
Past President: Mary Ellis firstname.lastname@example.org
Alfie Butts / 2017-2019 email@example.com
Carol Clark / 2016-2018 firstname.lastname@example.org
Cheryl Mihills / 2016-2018 email@example.com
Anne Papparella / 2016-2018 firstname.lastname@example.org
Patty Richards / 2017-2019 email@example.com
Karen Williams / 2016-2018 firstname.lastname@example.org
Hope Towner & Dale Coburn email@example.com
RAL Art Center
19 North Main Street
Kilmarnock, VA 22482