See Kids Shine

Interested in Volunteering for an upcoming event or know a high school student that needs community service hours?

Send an email to with the word "Volunteer" in the subject line.

January through April class schedule is located on the

classes & workshops page.


April 15

Easter Egg Hunt &

Arts Fun Day 10am

April 20

Spring Gala Performance

April 25

Violin Recital




Spring Classes

(yes, we's really winter and not spring!)

January 22nd !

Click on the 'classes &

workshops' page on the left to

check out our 'spring' schedule.

To register, email

or call 389-1751. Sibling discounts and scholarships

are available!



RCAC Gift Certificates

Need something unique for a birthday gift? How about a gift certificate towards a free class, workshop or camp?  We will be offering these year-round! For your convenience, payment can be made via mail and gift certificates can be emailed to you!  

If you would like to make a difference in the lives of children

through art and make a donation to the

Riverside Children's Arts Center, go to the Donor's Page.


Want to see a child's face light up?

See their eyes dance with laughter and fun?

See them accomplish something great?


Teach them the arts! 

This is the foundation upon which the Riverside Children's Arts Center was built - the desire to SEE KIDS SHINE!

The not-for-profit Arts Center is a ministry of Riverside Avenue Christian Church, and offers after-school arts programs, workshops, and camps for children of all ages in the Riverside and Avondale communities of Jacksonville, Florida. Its goal is to open every child's mind to the wonders of artistic expression through creative, unique classes.

The Arts Center is located within the Riverside Avenue Christian Church facility at 2841 Riverside Avenue, and is staffed by caring, skilled instructors and volunteers who's objective is to help all children learn and have fun simultaneously. 

   Program Director, Kelly Paterno