The Association's mission, as explained by Irving Mahl, first president of Richter Arts, is to promote cultural affairs "in the broadest possible definition to include the visual arts, music, drama, handicrafts, dance, poetry, creative writing and all other activities that enrich the lives of civilized people."

An enthusiastic Board of Directors, assisted by volunteers from the general membership, live up to this mandate. Nearly every weekend during the spring and fall, these dedicated individuals dish up a tempting cultural feast at Richter House for everyone's enjoyment.