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!
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!
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 Bothwell Arts Center welcomes back the Annual Celtic Christmas Concert and Gathering on December 10, 2017. 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
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
ArtWalk is Livermore's Gallery District for a Day. Over 200 artists display their works on sidewalks and plazas, in parks and galleries, surrounded by boutique shops, wine tasting rooms and restaurants in historic downtown Livermore. Art works range from contemporary to classical, abstract to realism, pottery to mixed media,handmade bags, ceramic garden art and jewelry, with subject matter from floral to figurative and much more.
Live music will be at all the parks this year. The Bankhead Plaza will have cultural arts groups performing between 12 and 4 pm. Groups such as Cheza Nami, Livermore American Indian Center, and a Hawaiian group will be on stage. Livermorium Park will host the Livermore Cultural Arts Council booth by the arbor. Live music will be drawing you to explore the artists booth in that park. And Lizzie Fountain will be jamming with steel drummer Shawn Thwaite and Livermore Drum Circle.
This year take a piece of ArtWalk home with you! There are 15 eye-catching banners, original works of art, hanging on display poles throughout downtown Livermore. Painted by well-known local artists, the banners feature an array of subjects and themes, expressed in a variety of artistic styles. All banners are 30 inches wide and 60 inches long and created using high quality acrylics, then sealed with UV protectant clear sealant for maximum durability. These one-of-a kind colorful works of art are perfect for indoor or outdoor use and will be enjoyed for years to come. The banners will be auctioned and all proceeds will benefit the Bothwell Arts Center. Bidding through E-BAY open now: http://ebay.to/2hfWDYg
Click here to see the banners and a map of location.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Buy a banner and support the Bothwell Arts Center! Fifteen eye-catching banners, original works of art hanging on display poles throughout downtown Livermore are now up and ready for your bid. Painted by well-known local artists, the banners will feature an array of subjects and themes, expressed in a variety of artistic styles. All banners will be 30 inches wide and 60 inches long and created using high quality acrylics, then sealed with UV protectant clear sealant for maximum durability. These one-of-akind colorful works of art are perfect for indoor or outdoor use and will be enjoyed for years to come. The banners will be auctioned and all proceeds will benefit the Bothwell Arts Center. Bidding through EBay will open as soon as the banners are installed and will close on ArtWalk Day, October 14 at 5 pm.
Map of banner locations click here
and the banners are here
August 5-11, 2017
Historic Livermore and the Vineyards
Capture on canvas one of the many historic sites or vineyards in Livermore. Artists may choose any public historic site during the week or paint at select local wineries on invitation-only dates.
An exhibit of accepted paintings from the "En Plein Air/Livermore Paint Out” will be displayed at the Bankhead Theater Gallery from September 5 through October 31, 2017. Artists' Reception is Saturday, Sept. 16 from 1-3 pm. Free and open to the public. Deadline to submit work electronically is Aug 21 at 5 pm.
Comedy event at the Bothwell! One Night - Three Women - Too Funny!
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REGINA STOOPS, STACEY GUSTAFSON, and MARGARET ZHAO
This event will help raise funds for the Bothwell Arts Center.
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 two age groups: 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! Three week-long sessions, 10am - 4 pm.
Amazing opportunity to take Creative Writing in the morning and Shakespeare Camp in the afternoon. The Bard would have loved this! Taught by Connie Pan, MFA Creative Writing, this summer session is perfect for children 8-18 years who want to hone their creative writing skills. Can be taken as morning session only....or sign up for a full day of creativity with Shakespeare in the afternoon.
July 17-July 21, 9:30 -11:30 am. More details to follow soon.
Art on the Green is now a part of the Bankhead Theater’s free, live, Evenings on the Green - Art & Music. It’s a great opportunity to showcase your artwork and fine hand crafts for sale to hundreds of area residents. Join us on the Bankhead Plaza every Tuesday in the summer in July and August. Artists will be on the sidewalks surrounding the Plaza. Space will be assigned on a first come/serve served basis, so sign up early!
The art event will take place from 5:30 – 8:30 pm
Live music is happening at 6:45-8 pm.
The event is open to all artists displaying artist-only products; demonstrations and/or education.
Registration Deadline is June 15, 2017
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Stylin’ is Wild” captures the essence of street art, both playful and dramatic, in a colorful new exhibit in the Gallery at the Bankhead Theater. More than two dozen works capture the feel of street art, graffiti art and tattoo-style art. Imaginative interpretations are expressed in pieces that range from striking figurative paintings, abstract images, and mixed media, to photography and small sculpture. Artists in the exhibit include Jon Highland, Camillo Neves, Carole Goodwin, Nancy Saltsman, Courtney Jacobs, Vera Lowdermilk, and more. Curated by the Bothwell Arts Center, “Stylin’ is Wild” runs through August 27, 2017.
Cirque des Bêtes is a California based group of sexy beasts and circus freaks, creating individual and unique shows at conventions and spreading joyous organized chaos where ever they end upThis group has a variety of flow artists, aerialists, and burlesque performers. Let them bamboozle you with contact juggling and fan flow. Let them tease you with a dance or two. Cringe while our contortionist ties herself into knots! When not on the ground this group is always attempting to achieve a higher plane of performance with their portable rig.
Enjoy a pleasant time of bad puns and fun stories with our troupe of clowns of a steampunk stripe!
Tickets on sale at: https://lvpac.org/event/cirque-des-betes-2/
Bothwell Arts Center
2466 8th Street, Livermore
“Stylin’ is Wild” captures the essence of street art, both playful and dramatic, in a colorful new exhibit in the Gallery at the Bankhead Theater. More than two dozen works capture the feel of street art, graffiti art and tattoo-style art. Imaginative interpretations are expressed in pieces that range from striking figurative paintings, abstract images, and mixed media, to photography and small sculpture. Artists in the exhibit include Jon Highland, Camillo Neves, Carole Goodwin, Nancy Saltsman, Courtney Jacobs, Vera Lowdermilk, and more. Curated by the Bothwell Arts Center, “Stylin’ is Wild” runs through August 27, 2017.
An Artists’ Reception for the new exhibit will be held Saturday, July 8, 2017 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Free and open to the public, the reception provides an opportunity to admire the works on display and meet some of the artists. Light refreshments and wine will be offered and live music will be provided by jazz musician Tom Reynolds.
Part of the Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center, the Visitor’s Center and Galley is located in the lobby of the Bankhead Theater at 2400 First Street, downtown Livermore, and is open seven days a week from 12 noon to 6:00 p.m. Admission is free. Most works on display during the exhibit are available for purchase