Parrot Tulips by Nancy Elizabeth Saltsman
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.
ArtWalk Livermore 2019 is Saturday October 12, 2019
Call for artists! Registration is OPEN for ArtWalk.
Join us at ArtWalk - the Tri Valley's premiere one day art festival. 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. Art is the main focus of the day at ArtWalk: meet the artists and buy one-of-a-kind, original hand made treasures.
Live music and artists will be at all the parks Downtown. The Bankhead Plaza will have cultural arts groups performing between 12 and 4 pm. Livermorium Park will host the Livermore Cultural Arts Council booth by the arbor. Live music will be drawing you to explore the artists' booths all Downtown.
Registration for ArtWalk artists is here
Maps of the green spaces here
Visit here for more information!
Get creative! Add to our Building Bridges Community art project in time for ArtWalk Day!
We provide the art paper - you provide the creativity.
Show us what you Love about Livermore and the Tri-Valley: Draw, paint, color, write, glue on a photo, scratch out stick figures, make a poem — all kinds of ways to show your love.
Workshops at the Bothwell to work on BUILDING BRIDGES are free and open to all ages: Join us on free workshop evenings: Tuesday Sept 17 from 6-7:30 and Tuesday Sept 24 from 6-7:30. Creating on your own time? Deadline to get art to Bothwell is September 27! Size is 5.5” x 7.5 “ horizontal on cardstock weight. Drop them off at the mailbox; or mail to 2466 8th St Livermore, CA 94550
We will tie them all together like a paper quilt before ArtWalk Day - Sat Oct 12. Then look for the Building Bridges community project at Bankhead Plaza at ArtWalk and see how Art Unites the Community !
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center presents a call for entries for Worth a Thousand Words: An exhibition at the Bankhead Theater Gallery October 30, 2019 through January 6, 2020.
This exhibition seeks entries that address the correlation between the written word and visual art. A myriad of creative expression will be accepted: altered art, altered books, poetry that is paired with art and art that is paired with poetry. Illustration, play on words, conceptual works that explore our association between word and art. Participants are invited to submit works on canvas, wood panel, or similar substrate in any 2-dimensional medium that is suitable for hanging. In addition, there is a limited space available for sculptures
• Date to submit electronic images of artwork for exhibition is October 18, 2019
• Artist notification of acceptance: October 25, 2019
• Delivery dates: Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at 1pm to the Bankhead Theater.
• Exhibit Dates: October 30, 2019—January 6, 2020.
• Artists’ Reception: Saturday, Nov 16 from 1-3pm
Prospectus here Pay entry fee 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: ceramics by Barbara Sorensen
What’s Your Art Worth?
How to Price Your Art & Maximize Its Value
• Are you afraid that if you increase your prices nobody will buy your art?
• Do you frequently wonder if you are pricing your art correctly?
• Are you curious about ways to market your work that will make buyers perceive your art as more valuable?Artists! Don’t miss this seminar with Martha Zlatar of ArtMatch. Martha is a Life & Business Coach for visual artists craving to be more ‘business savvy’ and wanting to thrive as creative people in the world.
Sat Sept 7 from 11am-12pm
$35 $25 for ArtWalk participants register here
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Woodstock for a day of art (and peace and love) at the Bothwell Arts Center on Sat Aug 17 from 11am - 2 pm. Visit Bothwell working studio artists, participate in some 60’s style crafts and view some demos. Free and family-friendly.
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.
Sat and Sun June 22 and June 23 from 11am-6 pm
Exhibition and sale of works from Oneida Stowe (Jan 29, 1944-Aug 17, 2005). Oneida Stowe was a long-time Livermore artist and educator who taught art classes at Las Positas College for 15 years. A very accomplished artist, she had many exhibitions in the Tri-Valley and other venues in the US. She has a long list of art awards including Ford Foundation Scholarships, the Andrews Portrait Award from Asilomar, and first place from the Society of Western Artists. Her work is in numerous private and corporate collections and she is listed in California Art Review and American Artists. Oneida passed away in 2005 at the age of 61.
This is an exceptional opportunity to purchase original and signed prints of her work.
An Enchantingly Original Chanteuse
Chanteuse and songwriter Jessica Fichot is a lot like her hometown of Paris: French at heart, but with a soul that’s truly international. Drawing from her multi-ethnic French-Chinese-American upbringing, her music fuses styles and languages, taking the listener on a twisting journey out of the French chanson tradition, into the lands of gypsy jazz, retro Chinese swing, international folk, and out onto the wilderness of her imagination.
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
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
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.
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
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