June 18th, July 23rd, and Oct. 29th
The Lamorinda Arts Council invites you to return to free live Art Embraces Words programs at the Lafayette Library & Learning Center Arts & Science Room. Patrons are seated in the middle of the room surrounded by artwork from local artists. In this way art literally “embraces” the words spoken by emerging writers who read excerpts from their work from a podium. Program dates are June 18, July 23, and Oct. 29 (Costume Program). We invite emerging writers and visual artists to register online if they are interested in participating. Programs run from 2 to 3:30 p.m. where emerging writers read from their work, artists speak about their art and there is an audience Q&A. Reception follows outdoors in the Library Courtyard,
Through July 9th
Art Gallery at Wilder: The Lamorinda Arts Council hosts Carrie Vanhouten as the featured artist at their solo Art Gallery in Wilder through July 9. The theme for her show is “Positivity.” Meet the artist at a reception in her honor on Sunday June 19 from 2:30 to 5 p.m. where light refreshments will be served. Vanhouten is hosting an interactive Community Collage event – join the fun! Visit https://lamorindaarts.org/
galleries-current/ for more information and to access her virtual gallery. For directions to the reception visit https://lamorindaarts.org/
Tuesday, June 21st
Literature ~ Join Diablo Writers’ Workshop on Tuesday, June 21 at Orinda Books for Solstice, a celebration of the five-year anniversary of this growing writers’ community. The evening will kick off at 6 p.m. and highlight readings by Monica Brar, Jim Gunshinan, Maria Rowland, Pat Rudebusch, Joan Smith and Yolanda Yoosten. There will be a raffle for some fun writing and reading swag, plus cake!
Tuesday, June 21st
Creekside Commons Presents: Summer Solstice Tuesday, June 21, 5:30 to 8 p.m. Come celebrate the start of summer on this the longest day. Live music with Dougie Free, Classic Taco Truck, Summer Sangria, a chance to meet your local farmers and fisheries, sunshine balloon hats, tattoos and a sunburst craft project for kids. Creekside Commons Courtyard and grounds in Lafayette. 1035 Carol Lane. Donations and drink vouchers at the door or visit Creekside Commons.org to pre-purchase and for more info.