Raquel Algarin

ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE, ARTZ IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD


Raquel Algarin is the Artist-in-Residence for “ARTZ in the Neighborhood.” She joined the organization in 2021.

Raquel is the owner of RA Designs LLC, a mother of three small children, and a wife. Raquel graduated from Moore College of Art & Design in Philadelphia with a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts and Business. She is a visual artist, author, illustrator, graphic, and mural artist. Her art highlights spirituality in the black and brown communities. Raquel also enjoys helping small businesses with their branding by providing logo design, interior design, and mural art. 

When asked why it was meaningful to work with ARTZ Philadelphia, she said: “Working with ARTZ Philadelphia and its members is meaningful to me because my grandmother has dementia. I know that activities focusing on reminiscence can help improve someone’s wellbeing and social inclusion. I choose to help others including my grandmother through my art.”

Photograph of Raquel Algarin