About the Arts Center
 

What do you think of when you hear the word "art" . . .
Dancing? Singing? Painting? Sculpting?

The truth is, art is all around us.  It's in the design of a building, the taste of a meal, the clothing we wear and the shows on television. All of it is a form of artistic expression.

The Riverside Children's Arts Center is dedicated to helping children learn more about the arts through fun, hands-on classes that interact with their senses, and help them begin to discover the artist within.

A ministry of Riverside Avenue Christian Church, the not-for-profit Arts Center, which began offering classes in October 2005, was created to fill a growing need in Jacksonville's Riverside/Avondale community.  In developing the Arts Center, the Church held a series of focus groups with local parents, teachers, community leaders and businesses in Riverside and Avondale. The community identified a need for children’s after school enrichment activities offered in a safe, supportive, nurturing environment. They desired quality children’s programs which help provide the opportunity for relationships with positive adult role models and connections to and a sense of ownership in their local community.  The community’s primary focus was activities which would supplement the services offered during the school day – such as the arts or sports – rather than programs which focus on tutoring academic skills.

The Arts Center classes are held within Riverside Avenue Christian Church facility, located at 2841 Riverside Avenue in Jacksonville, Florida.

We invite you to enroll your children,

and give them the gift of art.