Membership and Event Sponsorship

When you come to Riverside Avondale, echoes of the past intertwine with a vibrant present. If you're looking to immerse yourself in a neighborhood bursting with historic fabric, local businesses, artistic wonders, and a strong sense of community, then becoming a member of our historic preservation organization is your gateway to an extraordinary journey.


As the lead advocate and facilitator for Riverside Avondale since 1974, our mission is to Preserve the historic fabric and unique character of Riverside Avondale, Promote the local businesses, arts and culture, Advocate with and for the neighborhood and Celebrate our community. By joining us, you will have a platform to lend your voice to advocacy efforts that ensure Riverside Avondale remains a cherished place for residents and visitors alike. For nearly 50 years, RAP has brought you timeless (and signature) events like Home Tour, Luminaria and most recently the Garden Tour! For more on our history, learn here.


Together, we can build a future that cherishes our past and nurtures the soul of this extraordinary neighborhood.



By becoming a member of Riverside Avondale Preservation you are adding your voice to preserve the historic fabric and unique character of our neighborhood. It is our mission to advocate for our historic neighborhoods, vibrant local commercial districts, and public spaces. Your support is vital to that mission. As a member, you will gain exclusive access to:

  • Our Contractor List,
  • First Access to a range of engaging events,
  • Stay up-to-date on what's happening in the neighborhood;
  • Provide Public Input on Issues and more.


Members are also critical to our Committees which include our: 

  • Board of Directors
  • Transportation & Infrastructure Committee
  • Zoning & Preservation Committee 
  • Park Stewards
  • Home Tour Committee
  • Luminaria Committee
  • Garden Tour Committee 


Learn more about our committees and how to get involved by emailing Shannon Blankinship. If you're not ready to join us just yet, consider a donation in lieu of a membership.