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.


January 18th

Classes begin!

January 28th

FREE Capoeira martial arts demonstration and trial class. Come see what our newest program is all about!

March 21st-25th

Spring classes!

April 4th

Summer Camp Registration Begins

Anniversary FUNdraiser Event April 9th

Spring Gala April 16th


RCAC Celebrates 10th


Did you know the Arts Center has been

serving creative kids in our community for

10 years now? It's true! We are planning a

special anniversary dinner for

Saturday, April 9th...

so mark your calendars and save the date!


Summer Camp Registration

Begins April 4th!

Check out the classes & workshops page

for the details of our summer schedule.


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