Parks, Recreation and Community Services

Arts & Cultural Affairs

Arts & Culture is vital in developing a sense of community and enhancing the experience for residents and visitors alike.

The Arts & Cultural Affairs Division (ACAD) is the catalyst for arts, entertainment, programs, artists, and experiences that cultivate arts and culture in Riverside.

Riverside’s vision “To inspire everyone through meaningful arts & cultural experiences” is demonstrated in the efforts of the City team, partnerships with and for the community.

ACAD provides support and access by cultivating experiences, funding services by arts & cultural partners, and recognizing value of arts in the community.


Mission Statement

Through dynamic and diverse arts, culture and entertainment, we enrich,
elevate and motivate our community and its visitors.