The Riverside Children's Arts Center

2841 Riverside Avenue | Jacksonville, FL 32205

904.389.1751  |

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About the Arts Center

What do you think of when you hear the word ART?

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 or Jacksonville, Florida is dedicated to helping children learn more about the arts through fun, hands-on classes that interact with their senses and help them 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 that 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.

What is Riverside Children's Arts Center?

The Riverside Children's Arts Center is a place where your child can attend classes, workshops, and camps throughout the year that focus on the arts.  Visual art, performance art, culinary art...anything art.  RCAC is not a daycare; we have a behavioral contract that is enforced to ensure that your child can learn and grow in a safe environment free from distraction and bullying.   

Winter Camp Now Enrolling!