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
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
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
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!
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
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.
• Date to submit images of artwork for exhibition is December 18, 2018.
• Artist notification of acceptance: December 21.
• Delivery dates: Tuesday, January 9 at 1 pm
• 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
For more details, download the Prospectus here
A Sparkling Night of Stars!
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 glamourous 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.
A major fundraising event for the Bothwell, tickets will cost $75 and will include a small plates buffet and a display of delicious desserts. Hollywood specialty drinks and punch bowls will be on sale at “The Hollywood Roosevelt” and “The Spare Room” bars. Bid on a variety of silent auction items, shop at the jewelry and accessories booth, participate in the blind wine raffle, and find the “Forecourt of the Stars” where you can make and take home a plaster handprint for your own Walk of Fame.
“Everybody’s a Dreamer and Everybody’s a Star” (the Kinks)
Get a jump on the event by attending “Learn to Dance like a Hollywood Star,” a fun and easy introduction to Ballroom dancing on January 26th at the Bothwell from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. Admission is free if you’ve already purchased a Hollywood ticket or $10 separately. Get some tips and purchase some costume finery for your outfit and you’ll arrive in style for the most spectacular star-filled event of the season.
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!
The Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center is proud to present the photography of Bill Owens, a local photographer who has gained worldwide attention after publishing his first book Suburbia in 1972. The Exhibition is on display May 2 through June 25. There is a reception on Friday evening, May 18 from 7-9 pm. The reception is free of charge and open to the public. Get your Suburbia copy signed by the Bill Owens! Reliving the 1970's at the reception!
Sun. April 29 at 4pm, Bothwell Arts Center
Hear professional Korean storyteller Seung Ah bring adventurous stories for families to the Bothwell during a world tour project. Seung Ah will be telling stories including The Copycat Goblin and the Sun and the Moon. Seung Ah has been traveling the world sharing Korean stories and culture; she visualizes that her stories are the bridge over the world for understanding and peace.
Sponsored by the Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center, this community event is offered at no charge, however a small donation of $5 would be greatly appreciated to help support this and similar events. All ages welcomed and encouraged to attend!
US Air Force Band of the Golden West - Travis Brass Ensemble coming to the Bothwell Arts Center for a Free Concert! Monday April 23, 2018, 7pm
RSVP is required. Click here. Venue: Bothwell Arts Center, 2466 8th Street, Livermore
Image by Bill Owens
Livemore Art Assoc. & Gallery presents Dr. Robert J. Lang, as seen on NOVA (PBS), TED Talk, CNN and other programs, Dr. Lang will be giving a presentation on his origami and its relationship with science and mathematics at the Bothwell Arts Center, 2466 8th St, Livermore, on Monday evening 7:30 to 9 pm.. Dr. Lang lectures and exhibits worldwide. Don't miss this opportunity to attend - this event is free to the public.
This presentation is in conjunction with the LAA/PAL monthly meeting and is co-sponsored by the Bothwell Arts Center.
Dr. Lang's work will also be on exhibit at the LAA Gallery (The Carnegie Bldg, 2155 3rd St., Livermore) from April 11 through June 29th. Please stop by the Gallery to view Dr. Lang's origami and artistic works by artists from the valley.
A Little Bit About Dr. Lang: Robert J. Lang has been an avid student of origami for over fifty years and is now recognized as one of the world’s leading masters of the art, with over 700 designs catalogued and diagrammed. He is noted for designs of great detail and realism, and includes in his repertoire some of the most complex origami designs ever created. His work combines aspects of the Western school of mathematical origami design with the Eastern emphasis upon line and form to yield models that are at once distinctive, elegant, and challenging to fold. They have been shown in exhibitions in New York (Museum of Modern Art), Paris (Carrousel du Louvre), Salem (Peabody Essex Museum), San Diego (Mingei Museum of World Folk Art), and Kaga, Japan (Nippon Museum Of Origami), among others.
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!
Kirk Sylvester 3D photography at the Bankhead Theater Gallery. The Founders Room is filled with amazing 3-D photography. Grab a pair of 3-D glasses provided and treat yourself to a feast for the eyes. On display now through April 30.
Artist reception on Saturday March 31st at from 1:00-2:30pm. Wine & light refreshment.
Free and open to the public.
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.
Get your Gatsby on and party like it’s 1925!
Get ready to don your fringe, feathers and top hat for Gatsby Night at the Bothwell. On February 3, an uproarious celebration of the 1920s will fill the Bothwell Arts Center with live music by the Royal Society Jazz Sextet , dancing, food and finery. A major fundraising event for the Bothwell, tickets cost $100 and there will be a variety of silent auction items, as well as a prohibition-themed blind wine raffle!
The Encore Players, Livermore’s community theater company and a resident of the Bothwell’s West End Theatre, will present three short 15-minute programs during the Gatsby Jazz Age Party. Held in the Bothwell’s West End, the programs are free as part of the gala event.
While costumes that showcase the period’s fringe, feathers and swank style are more than welcome, guests are encouraged to enjoy the event in whatever style of dress suits them. Watch for our Meet and Greet model, fully painted in an amazing Art Deco style by one of our talented artists.
Tickets include served and buffet appetizers and significant small plates. Catered by Pacific Coast Events, the food is sure to be a highlight. The "Blue Ruin Speakeasy Bar" will be offering beer, wine and Prohibition-era-style drinks. A silent auction will also feature such 1920s-themed treasures as a Cache of Spirits, a Jazz Music basket, a San Francisco Premium Outlets Amazing Gift Bag, and other arts, entertainment and style-related items.
All proceeds benefit the Bothwell Arts Center. Both the Bothwell and the Bankhead Theater, which houses the Visitors Center and Gallery, are part of the Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center, an independent non-profit arts organization serving the Tri-Valley community and beyond.
TICKETS for ”Gatsby Night” are available now through the Bankhead ticket office or online.
Thank you to our sponsors: UNCLE Credit Union, Jean King, Lynn and Joan Seppala , and The Independent.
“Best Face Forward,” a new exhibit at the Bankhead Gallery, is open January 10-March 5 the show focuses on the theme of portraiture in many different types of media and styles. The works by a range of artists will feature friends, family, strangers, and pets, as well as self-portraits.
The Holiday Art Fair will showcase the work of more than two dozen artists. Paintings, ceramics, jewelry, woodcraft and other craft pieces will be for sale. The event coincides with the “Earlier than the Bird” shopping event throughout downtown Livermore with an emphasis on hand made and one-of-a-kind gifts. As part of the “Earlier than the Bird” event, visitors to the Holiday Art Fair who wear pajamas are eligible to enter to win a Bankhead Wine Box with three bottles of award-winning Livermore wines. Free and open to the public!
Fri Nov 10, 7-10 pm; Sat Nov 11, 7-10 pm
Showcase to demonstrate results of the fall acting class. Friends, family and supporters welcome to attend. No charge to attend; donations welcome. For further information about Encore Players, please visit encoreplayers.net
Handmade art and fine hand crafts for sale for your Holiday Shopping! Stop by to visit over 75 vendors with beautiful and unique original hand made art. You can find, artwork, jewelry, soaps, pottery, ornaments, linens, and many more unique items that make wonderful gifts for loved ones (or yourself!) Bothwell Arts Center, 2466 8th Street, Livermore.
Attention Artists! Now accepting Registration to be a vendor. Table space available for $40.
Registration for this event is open. Click here to download registration form.
For further information, contact Anne Giancola at agiancola.lvpac.org or 925.447.ARTS or
Sixty pieces of art bring the outside in, as dozens of local artists show the natural world from an artist’s perspective. From cows and bird and other wildlife, to city scenes and landscapes, the works cover a range of media and sizes. Art exhibition currently on display at the Bankhead Theater Gallery called Artistas Naturalistas: Art of the Natural World now through January 8.
An afternoon reception will honor the "Artistas Naturalistas: Art of the Natural World" exhibit. The reception provides an opportunity to meet the artists and will include light refreshments and the music of the Matt Finders Trio from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Artists Reception: Sat., Nov 18 from 1-3 pm
Image here is by Joanne Spurr
Sponsored by the Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center, Tree Sweater Forest is a fun and whimsical art installation. Knitters and crocheters make "sweaters" for 30 trees on First Street, Livermore. Yes, just for fun! They add a festive and vibrant ambience to Livermore's beautiful downtown for the fall season.
Installation is Sat., September 23 and they stay up until November 18. When they come off the trees they are repurposed as animal comfort blankets at the Valley Humane Society of Pleasanton.
Want to knit one? Register here
Questions? call Bothwell Arts Center 925.447.2787 or email@example.com