Art allows us to visit concepts that give us the power to transform our lives, to change our mind and spirit; and art objects embody knowledge of our past and present. The Richmond Art Gallery is operated by the Richmond Art Gallery Association. RAGA is an independent, non-profit society formed to support the public, non-profit gallery of the City of Richmond.The Richmond Art Gallery plays a dynamic role in the growth of visual art in Richmond, and is a vital part of the contemporary art network in British Columbia and Canada. Through excellence in exhibitions and education the Richmond Art Gallery strives to enhance an understanding and enjoyment of contemporary art. The art gallery features exhibitions of regional, national and international contemporary works of art.