A curated online market full of items from selected regional artists, tailored to be reflective of the moment. We are starting small and focusing for now entirely on functional items and artwork meant to comfort and inspire. A core part of RAM is supporting artists to empower artists to make functional items that build their capacity for earned income and economic resilience. RAM artists receive a full 70% of every sale. This means, when you purchase from RAM, you are directly supporting artists and vibrant creative communities. Browse through our collection of handmade masks, scarves, bags, cards, prints, and apparel and help empower regional artists with your purchase. Happy shopping!
1.1. All sales are final. RAM does not offer returns, refunds, or exchanges.
1.2. If an item is damaged, the customer must report the damaged item with photos to RAM within
5-days of delivery by sending an email to RAM@sandiego-art.org. RAM will reply to the Customer’s
email within 2-business days. To receive a refund or replacement, the Customer will return the damaged
item to the address provided by SDAI. Upon receipt of the returned item, a replacement will be mailed
out within 2-business days and a refund for the return shipping cost paid immediately to the Customer
based on USPS priority or first-class package rates. (RAM is unable to provide our Customers with a
return shipping label at this time.) If the item has sold out, the customer can request a refund or
exchange, and RAM will respond within 2- business days.
2. Quality Control:
2.1. RAM sells a variety of artisanal handmade items. Due to the unique nature of each individual
piece, variations in color, shape, finishings, and texture are common. The Customer agrees to
not hold RAM and its associates liable in any way for these natural variations.
3.2. RAM ships USPS. At the discretion of RAM, orders may be shipped via carriers other than
United States Postal Service (USPS), if RAM deems it appropriate.
3.3. RAM ships orders on Saturdays. Some of our Artists keep a range of their work in stock at all
times and are able to deliver within 2-5 working days. Others require longer delivery periods or
only make to order, so please do bear this in mind if you are ordering a gift for a specific time.
3.4. No Express shipping method is currently available. Special requests may be made at
RAM@sandiego-art.org and RAM will do it’s best to reply within 2-business days.
RAM is a new program of the San Diego Art Institute, launched in response to the impact of COVID-19 on creative industries.
As the only contemporary cultural institution in Balboa Park, the San Diego Art Institute (SDAI) nurtures the creation of groundbreaking art by providing a dedicated exhibition space for the artistic talent that resides in Southern California and Northern Baja to collaborate, exhibit, and thrive.
Through high quality, interactive programming, educational initiatives, and exhibitions, SDAI promotes cultural equity and artistic enrichment within our community and enables diverse audiences to interact with art and artists in meaningful ways.
RAM’s debut was made possible through a grant from U.S. Bank.
Learn more about SDAI at sandiego-art.org