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Lesher Center Closed through April 30 in Walnut Creek


1601 Civic Dr, Walnut Creek

The Lesher Center is closed through April 30th in downtown Walnut Creek

From their website:

In response to the Contra Costa Health Services order to cease non-essential operations and gatherings in order to limit community exposure to COVID-19, all City buildings are closed until further notice.

Therefore, the Lesher Center for the Arts will be closed to the general public, and ALL EVENTS through April 30 are postponed/canceled. Lesher Center staff is communicating with all clients and ticketholders.

All impacted ticketholders will have the option of:
1. Ticket credit
2. Exchanges
3. Donation to producing company
4. Refund

We appreciate your patience as we work our way to you. There is NO NEED FOR YOU TO COME IN to exercise your option.

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Piano of the Day

Spotted at City Center Bishop Ranch in San Ramon, this is a “vintage Andrew Kohler piano from the early 1900s, one of the few pianos made in San Francisco”.

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The Great Wave: Contemporary Art About The Ocean at Bedford Gallery in Walnut Creek through March 22nd

A new exhibit at the Bedford Gallery in downtown Walnut Creek, The Great Wave: Contemporary Art About The Ocean, is on display through March 22nd.

From the exhibit website:

Artists through the ages have looked to the ocean in all its majesty and terror for clues about the planet’s future. This group exhibition features contemporary artists who live near the coast, and whose work immerses us in a watery drama. Organized by longtime Bay Area curator Ann Trinca, this show finds inspiration in the work of Japanese ukiyo-e master Katsushika Hokusai’s ubiquitous woodblock print The Great Wave. The Great Wave is recognizable across cultures as a symbol of the unpredictable power of the ocean. Using this historic piece as a jumping off point, the artists in the exhibition explore the ocean as a source of mystery and strength.

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Dinosaurs Spotted at Broadway Plaza in Walnut Creek


Broadway Plaza, Walnut Creek

Check out the new dinosaur sculptures at Broadway Plaza in Walnut Creek!

From the Chandra Cerrito/ Art Advisors website:

Two large-scale dinosaurs greet visitors and passers-by at one of the main access points into the shopping plaza. With seats, moveable parts, and a periscope for children to enjoy, the interactive artworks provide the perfect resting spot for weary shoppers and their young ones.

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New Mural Goes Up at Civic Park in Walnut Creek


Civic Park, Walnut Creek

Over the weekend I saw the finishing touches being put on a new art mural at Civic Park in downtown Walnut Creek.

From a Bedford Gallery FB post:

Monica Canilao is a multi-media artist from Oakland whose vibrant, abstracted geometric designs serve to reimagine the meaning of home and the power of collectivity. Since the late 1990s, Xara Thustra’s art has been inseparable from resistance and community in San Francisco, providing many of the signature visual images of the anti-displacement and anti-war struggles of the era.