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
3. Donation to producing company
We appreciate your patience as we work our way to you. There is NO NEED FOR YOU TO COME IN to exercise your option.
Last October the dinosaurs at Broadway Plaza in Walnut Creek were first spotted but they inexplicably went missing in December. As you can see in the above photo they have now returned to the same spot as before, next to Macy’s.
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.
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.
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.