Vision:

RBA Creative fosters authentic human connection in a digital world through creativity. All forms of art have a way of nurturing our humanity and reminds us we are all hard-wired the same way. We need human connection to make our experiences with each other genuine. 

Creative businesses use technology to help us "reach" each other and connect with the consumer. Artists/artisans, and crafting provide personal and communal healing through self-expression; plus give an opportunity to find common ground with those we would otherwise not engage with. 

Artists and creatives  fuel our economy, and are integral to our lived experience. We aim to uplift awareness of how art positively impacts every aspect of our lives. RBA Creative is using the platform of art to connect business to business, business to consumer, and individuals to their community.

 

Mission:

We provide shared workspace to help foster new relationships between businesses owners, community events, and exhibition space for visual artists to connect with the public and always have a place to show their art. Our apparel line demonstrates images of healing, creativity, and proclamations of art’s essential role in society. You can shop here.

Origins:

RBA Creative was founded by Randolph Belle in 2007 as a graphic design and communications firm after several other creative businesses since 1990. RBA then evolved to be affiliated with a host of businesses that enable them to provide a comprehensive offering of creative and consulting services. In 2017, RBA Creative expanded to include co-working for creative businesses and space for visual artists. Randolph’s wife, Erica, also joined the business to run operations for the new space located in the Laurel District of Oakland, CA. Erica's background in performing arts, administration, and property management have equipped her well for this venture.

RBA is an acronym for Randolph Belle, Artist. Randolph was a visual artist in his early career; painting, airbrushing and working with youth through his nonprofit Support Oakland Artists (SOA). You can still catch him drawing or painting when he has time. Together, Randolph and Erica have created a space and business that is an asset to the Laurel community.

Erica and Randolph Belle

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