Evoking an early Italian renaissance palazzo, this building was designed by famed architect Arthur Benton. It housed the local Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) until 1968. Mr. Benton was the architect on the earliest portions of the mission inn. Attracting people for its participation in Riverside’s Arts Walk (Every first Thursday of the month) Photographers, painters, musicians and artists of all kind flock to it for its rich and historic architecture.
The Life Arts Center is a historic wedding and event venue located in downtown Riverside, California. Nestled in the historic district of downtown Riverside, this special venue has succeeded in helping couples fulfill their wedding dreams since 1993.
Photo: Inauguration of the Y.M.C.A. Building in 1909 - Photo collection of Bent Corydon
The Riverside Artswalk is a monthly community event that celebrates the diversity of arts and culture in Riverside and the Inland Empire. Visit over 22 downtown locations, including museums, galleries and studios, presenting an eclectic mix of visual and performing arts. Either before or after, enjoy the many entertainment, dining and shopping experiences that downtown Riverside has to offer.
Become a part of the pulse at Riverside Artswalk every First Thursday from 6-9 p.m. Riverside Artswalk First Thursdays is hosted by the Riverside Arts Council and sponsored by the City of Riverside and Riverside Downtown Partnership.