The arts are an integral part of students' life at Rishi Valley School. Students sing, paint, sculpt, embroider, and learn the techniques of woodworking, dyeing, printing weaving, and embroidery.

The Fine Arts Department holds an end-of-year exhibition Srujana where student work is exhibited.

Students can specialize in art, leading to examinations at both ICSE and ISC levels.

In June 2012, some student and staff volunteers in the school began work on the 'Art in the Valley' project. This cashless project aims to nourish the giving spirit, by creating an environment that promotes the giving away of artwork and art material and also the sharing of art and craft skills with those less privileged. Do look up the Art in the Valley website for more details.

The Department of Music provides instruction in vocal music, mridangam, tabla, violin and veena. The Dance Department offers instruction in Bharatnatyam style of dance. Around two dance and six musical performances are scheduled each term. Concerts by visiting musicians form highlights of the school term.

Students who wish to specialize can take the music examination, where they gain proficiency in both theory and the practice of Karnatik music, at the ISC and ICSE levels.