On display in the Founders room of the Bankhead Theater are Trent Thompson’s original paintings from his Pictures for People series.
By painting a person in the community and sharing their story, Trent’s goal is to infuse compassion back into our community. Trent auctioned off 5 one of a kind, original paintings inspired by incredible locals.
The funds raised through Pictures for People helped fund community organizations and projects that will better the lives of our brothers and sisters in need.
On display in the Founders room of the Bankhead Theater are Trent Thompson’s original paintings from his Pictures for People series.
Summer Art week for 4-6 yr olds, 7-10 yr olds and 11 and up.
SUMMER ART at the Bothwell is sure to be your child’s summer highlight! These crazy creative art lessons are taught by professional artists at the Bothwell Arts Center in Livermore. Summer Art at the Bothwell has three age groups: 4-6 year olds, 7-10 year olds and 11-+ year olds. Each week has a different theme, and many different media will be used: watercolor, acrylic, collage, mixed media, clay, chalk, charcoal, pencil. Multiple fun projects will be created: canvas, paper, sculptures, fabrics, murals, and more!
Three week-long sessions, 10am - 4 pm
June 24-June 28
and July 15-July 19
Creative Writing fun at the Bothwell!
Students explore the concepts of story structure through micro-fiction, story-boarding, comics and more. Then apply their new understanding and inspiration to their own creations. Supplies will be provided. Topics include generating ideas from life experience, write personal narratives, poetry, create a narrative arc; share final drafts with an audience.
EXHIBITION at the BANKHEAD THEATER GALLERY
July 20, 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo landing on the moon. The Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center will be mounting an exhibition of the moon landing that will have large and impactful visual images. The goal of the exhibit is to teach youth and adults about the historical significance of the Apollo Moon Landing, and the science and technology required for space travel. Through art, the large format historical photos from NASA and the interactive family-friendly activities will powerfully convey the first manned mission to land on the moon and return safely to Earth.
The Man on the Moon exhibit will be on display in the Bankhead Theater Gallery July 10 through September 9, 2019. The exhibit is free and open to the public and will offer interactive activities that teach youth and adults about scientific discovery and technological advancement. The exhibit is a part of Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center’s arts education outreach program and aligns with our mission to offer a broad range of arts opportunities and experiences to engage our diverse community. Last year, we served more than 31,000 students through our arts education outreach programs and public events such as this exhibit. Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center is an independent non-profit arts organization and relies upon sponsors to help bring important educational opportunities to the community.
The Opening Reception for this exhibit is on July 20 from 1-3 pm. It is free and open to the public. The Tri-Valley Stargazers will be on hand on Tuesday July 9 from 7-9pm and August 6 from 7-9 pm with telescopes at the ready for the public to view the moon. The Gallery will be open and free for the public. The Closing Reception is Sunday, Sept 8 from 4-6 pm. The Gallery is also open to the public Mondays through Wednesdays from 12-4 pm and for ticketed patrons during performances.
Please contact Anne Giancola at email@example.com if you are interested in being a sponsor of this historical event.
This project made possible by a grant from the Lawrence Livermore National Security and our sponsors: The Kaskeys, Jean King, Dan Sands
Make your own incredible newspaper and cardboard DERBY HAT with the irrepressible Nana-Dictta Graves leading the way. Creative, fun and stylish - you’ll have a blast making these.
Free! at ARTWALK, Saturday, October 12 from 11am-5pm at McLeod Street across from Bankhead Plaza
All ages welcome.
Encore Players present John Cariani's “Almost, Maine”
Directed by Ray Spooner, “Almost, Maine” takes place in a remote, mythical almost-town on one cold, clear, slightly surreal Friday night during the Northern Lights. The somewhat quirky townspeople explore love and loss through a series of witty, whimsical, poignant vignettes. Sometimes magical moments occur to people in a heartbeat.
Friday May 10 at 8pm
Sat May 11 at 2 and 8pm
Sun May 12 at 2pm
Location: Bothwell Arts Center
The second event in this season’s new “Bothwell Presents” series, Quarteto Nuevo will bring a unique world fusion sound to the relaxed and intimate performance space at the Bothwell Arts Center. Their distinctive instrumentation richly colors music that infuses Western classical, Eastern European folk, Latin and jazz with an organic contemporary feel. The group was described by The Los Angeles Times as taking “eclecticism to far reaches with warmth and lyricism.”
Quarteto Nuevo’s members include Damon Zick on the soprano saxophone and woodwinds, Kenton Youngstrom on acoustic guitar, Jacob Szekely on cello, with percussion by Felipe Fraga. The four master-musicians effortlessly blend their individual styles, creating emotionally-charged soundscapes that represent very different world cultures. Their wide-ranging repertoire includes music from Heitor Villa-Lobos’ “Bachianas Brasileiras” and Chick Corea’s “Children’s Song No. 6″ to traditional Macedonian “Gadjarsko” and original works.
The members of Quarteto Nuevo bring broad expertise and varied backgrounds to the group. Each has performed and recorded with symphonies and orchestras nationwide, as well as with such legendary artists as Dave Brubeck, Rush, John Tesh, Ellie Goulding, and many others. Szekely has said, “We lean toward jazz because we love it, but we’re all steeped in classical music.” They unite different musical influences, improvising on core melodies to craft a unique fusion. At the Bothwell, Quarteto Nuevo will share their appealing approach to sound and style, ushering audiences on a musical journey around the world.
The “Bothwell Presents” series features smaller groups and innovative artists in an intimate, less structured setting. Tickets for all events in the series are just $20 each.
Buy tickets here
SPRING BREAK ART at the Bothwell is inspiring and creative! Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of Spring Break will be filled with fun, interesting and creative art. Three age groups are offered: 4-6 year olds, 7-10 year olds and 11-18 year olds. Find out more!
The East Bay Jazz High School All-Stars presents a concert at the Bothwell Arts Center on Sunday, March 11 at 7 pm. The East Bay Jazz Group is made up of more than 20 exceptionally talented high school musicians from throughout the East Bay. Sponsored by Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center’s educational outreach program, East Bay Jazz is the brainchild of local trombonist, composer and teacher Spencer Sussman.
Hand painted Mandala Tibetan Thangka Paintings in the Founders Room at the Bankhead Theater Gallery
March 6 – April 27
Opening Reception March 23, 1-3pm
Closing Reception April 27, 1:30-4:30pm
A spectacular display of Asian art will be exhibited within the Gallery at the Bankhead Theater for the next two months. Mounted in the Founder’s Room off the lobby, “Shangri-La” will include 15 hand-painted Thangka from Tibet. Curated by the Bothwell Arts Center and coordinated by Laihao Jiang, the exhibit is unique showcase of the exquisitely detailed work of artisans from Ganden Sumtseling Monastery. The exhibit opens March 6, 2019 in conjunction with the new “Wearable Art” exhibit in the Gallery.
A Sparkling Night of Stars! “Golden Age of Hollywood Party” Fundraising Event for Bothwell Arts Center
Dress like the star you were born to be for the Golden Age of Hollywood Party at the Bothwell. On February 2nd, a sparking celebration of one of the most glamorous eras in California and the world will fill the Bothwell Arts Center. Make a grand entrance and walk along the Sunset Strip, visit sights such as Grumann’s Chinese Theater, the Hollywood Boulevard Walk of Fame, and the Capitol Records Building, before learning your future from the “Psychic to Stars.” Live music by the Golden Age Orchestra led by Matt Finders and featuring renowned vocalist Karen Marguth will entice dancers out onto the floor, and MUCH MORE!
Jan 26 2-4 pm
Only $10 (tickets at lvpac.org or at the door)
or Free with purchase of Golden Age of Hollywood tickets
Taught by instructor for the Mark Ballas Dance of Pleasanton( Markballasdance.com)
A Winter’s Tale: Art Exhibit at the Bankhead Theater Gallery
Cold, snow, ice, frost, bare trees, a warm fire in the fireplace, snuggling inside against the cold…. this is the story of Winter.
• Exhibit Dates: January 10—March 5, 2019
• Pick-up date: Tuesday March 5, 2019 from 12-1pm
• Opening Reception: Saturday, January 12, 3-5 pm
WINTER BREAK ART at the Bothwell is the perfect creative outlet for the winter break. Multiple fun projects will be created: canvas, paper, drawing, painting and lots more! An artists’ reception will take place on Friday where family and friends are invited to see the works on display, and the artists get gallery experience.
Perfect for the budding artist and the serious art students looking to stretch their depth of knowledge, techniques and portfolio pieces. Fun themes; serious art!
$190 for three full days: Weds, Thurs, Fri January 2, 3, 4, 2019. 10am-4 pm
Ages 6-10 and 11 and up
The Bothwell Arts Center welcomes back the Annual Celtic Christmas Concert and Gathering on December 9, 2018. A spirited community celebration filled with music, food and laughter, the event is a fundraiser for the Bothwell Arts Center and has been held there since 2009. Originally conceived and produced each year by Gabriel “Gabe” Duffin, a folksinger who hails from Belfast, Ireland, the event features Duffin’s band, “Pog Mo Thoin”, joined by talented musicians from around the Bay Area. Acclaimed for their rich Irish ballads and lively Irish folk tunes, the band has also been known to throw in an unexpected rock song, while serving up beloved Christmas melodies with a Celtic flair.
The family-friendly celebration and potluck dinner has become a local tradition, an opportunity to meet and mingle with friends both old and new at the start of the holiday season. Attendees are encouraged to bring a dish to share at the gathering. Cider and tea is offered for free, and wine, beer and Irish whiskey are available for purchase.
The Celtic Christmas Concert and Gathering supports the work of the Bothwell Arts Center, an arts incubator offering artists affordable space to learn, teach and create, as well as providing local arts organizations with rehearsal, event, and small performance space. Located at 2466 Eighth Street, between G and H Streets in downtown Livermore.
Tickets $18 advance Buy tickets here
$23 at the door
Join the Bothwell artists for a Holiday Open Studios on Sunday Dec 2, from 12-4 pm. This is a fun , easy outing: there will be wonderful holiday gifts to choose from, meet the working studio artists, see what’s new at the Bothwell. Create and paint a family-friendly clay ornament to take home - we’ll give you everything you need. Drop in for a visit!
Join us for a one day art camp at the Bothwell on Monday, Nov 19 from 10am-4 pm.
Thanksgiving Break Art at the Bothwell is inspiring and creative. Every day a variety of media will be used: watercolor, acrylic, collage, mixed media, clay, pencil, and more! An artists’ reception will take place on Friday where family and friends are invited to see the works on display. Perfect for the budding artist wanna-bes and the serious art students looking to stretch their depth of knowledge, techniques and portfolio pieces. Ignite your child’s imagination!
$70 Register here
Calling all Early Birds! This is your chance wear your pajamas to shop Downtown Livermore. The Bothwell Arts Center presents arts and fine handcrafts for sale in the lobby of the Bankhead Theater on Saturday, November 19 from 7 am – 11 am, as part of Livermore Downtown, Inc.'s Annual Earlier Than the Bird Event! Shop for unique and original hand made items made by Tri-Valley artists for a one-of-a-kind twist to your holiday gift giving. Pictured here: Jewelry by Donaice Guy
The Livermore Art Association’s Photography Show hosted by The Bankhead will run from November 6 - January 7. The reception will be held on Saturday, Nov. 17th from 1-3pm. There will be a slide show featuring all of the entries to the show. Refreshments will be served. All are invited. The event is free.
“Navajo Pathway” by Allyn Saroyan
Call for artists and fine hand crafters: Registration open for the Livermore Lions Club Holiday Boutique at the Bothwell on Sat Nov 3 from 9am-5 pm. The Bothwell is filled for the day with unique art and fine handcrafts. Come be a part of this day filled with holiday cheer. All indoors; tables and chairs provided. Lions Food Truck will be present for breakfast crepes until 11am and lunch purchases. Fun day of sales! Registration here
The Art of Drama at the Bankhead Theater Gallery
SUMMER ART at the Bothwell is sure to be your child’s summer highlight! These crazy creative art lessons are taught by professional artists at the Bothwell Arts Center in Livermore. Summer Art at the Bothwell has three age groups: 4-6 year olds, 7-10 year olds and 11-18 year olds. Each week has a different theme, and many different media will be used: watercolor, acrylic, collage, mixed media, clay, chalk, charcoal, pencil. Multiple fun projects will be created: canvas, paper, sculptures, fabrics, murals, and more! $350 per week.
Three week-long sessions, Mon-Fri 10am - 4 pm
Week 1 / June 18-22
Week 2 / June 25-29
Week 3 / July 30-Aug3
Seen/Hear: A Multicultural Exhibit Celebrating Heritage” at the Bankhead Theater Gallery will showcase works of art representing Native American, Hispanic and African cultures. The new exhibit opens Wednesday, June 27, 2018 and will remain on display for two months, featuring the works of seven artists: John Balloue, Harry Fonseca, Daniel Camacho, Francisco Franco, Fortune Sitole, Wawi Amasha, and Nana-Dictta Graves.
“Seen/Hear” will be on display in the Bankhead Theater Gallery from June 27 through August 27, 2018. The exhibit is free of charge and open to the public. The Gallery, located in the lobby of the Bankhead Theater at 2400 First Street, is open Monday through Wednesday from 1:00 to 4:00 pm and by appointment.
Image here by John Balloue, "Mr. Strong".
Thursday, May 17 from 5-8 pm. Art demonstrations and open house at the Bothwell. Light refreshments and wine; open to the public. Stop by and see amazing talent demonstrate live. Pour medium, colored pencil, watercolor, alcohol inks, acrylic, mixed media, encaustic, beading, and much more!