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Monthly Themed Exhibits

The Stouffer Exhibit Room is the site of our monthly themed exhibits open to all RAL Art Center members.  Up to two pieces of original art are accepted for each exhibit from any active member for a nominal fee.  Each exhibit is judged with ribbons awarded.  

The Great Art Heist

June is the month for this very special ticketed event.  Original artwork valued above the ticket price is donated by members and includes the work of our co-op artists.  Each ticket is randomly drawn, giving the holder the chance to select the artwork of their choice to take home.  A silent auction of donated artwork, craftwork and special items from local sponsors is part of this event as well.

The Labor Day Art Show

Since 1961, RAL has staged this Art Exhibit in the month of September, transforming the entire Gallery into exhibit space.  Again, this special show is open to all active members.  Monetary awards and ribbons, monetary memorial awards and a Best-In-Show silver bowl are presented each year by a well-known judge.

The Holiday Shop

December sees the Stouffer Exhibit Room transformed into a wonderland of holiday gift items handmade by our members and co-op artists and priced at $100 or less.  This is a popular place to "shop local" for special, original gifts for family and friends.

Still Life

May 2021 Exhibit ~ Still Life Show 


A still life is an artwork depicting inanimate objects, either natural or manmade, in an artistic arrangement. Objects can be very personal to the artist, or they might be of a universal theme, with flowers in vases or fruit and vegetables. For this month’s show, try adding drama to your setups with strong lighting or background treatments, or mystery with unusual relationships among your objects. Or you might go cubist or surreal, or traditional if you wish--anything goes, as long as your subject is “Still Life.”


Receiving: May 3, 2021 10AM to 12PM

Exhibit Dates: May 6 - May 29

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The Great

Art Heist

June 26, 2021

RAL Art Center is excited to announce The Great Art Heist, its largest, most exciting and highly anticipated event, now celebrating 14 years!  After a year off due to COVID, the Heist will be held Saturday, June 26, 2021 in one form or another.  If able, our reception will begin at 4:00 pm with drinks and hors d’oeuvres followed by the main event at 5:00 pm.


How does The Great Art Heist work?  Tickets are purchased for a fine art raffle.  The night of the event tickets will be drawn at random.  As each ticket is drawn, the ticket-holder gets his/her pick of any donated, original work of art.  The next ticket drawn gets his/her choice of the remaining art and so on and so forth.  Ticket holders can preview all works of art at RAL from June 3 thru June 26.  The number of tickets sold corresponds to the number of art originals donated.  EVERY ticket holder is guaranteed to go home with something special!  Member tickets for The Great Art Heist will sell for $100 with non-member tickets selling for $125 and can be purchased at the RAL Art Center.  

If you are interested in being a sponsor, donating items to the Silent Auction, or volunteering to support this great cause please contact Christine at events@ralartcenter.com or by calling her directly at 804-577-7757. 


We look forward to seeing you at the 14th Annual Great Art Heist a fun and exciting community event!

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