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Sweet n Low Exhibit through August 27th at Bedford Gallery in Walnut Creek

A new exhibit called Sweet n Low an international show of CUTE is showing at the Bedford through August 27th in downtown Walnut Creek.

From the exhibit website:

Sweet n Low features artwork from over 120 local, national, and international artists who extend the genre of cute from cuddly and precious to creepy and ironic. From kitsch and Margaret Keane’s Big Eyes, to Japanese anime and contemporary Pop Art, we’re unleashing the roly-poly, goofily-gamboling, saccharine-honeyed creatures on this earth and beyond! Sweet n Low is part invitational and part juried exhibition, juried by Evan Pricco of Juxtapoz magazine and Antler Gallery, Portland, OR.


i heart art Studio Opens in Pleasant Hill

15 A Vivian Dr, Pleasant Hill

I recently found out about an art studio which opened late last year in Pleasant Hill called i heart art. They offer classes for kids (drawing, drama), teens (graffiti arts, henna, and more) and adults (graffiti arts, fused glass, weaving, mala and more). Check out their party and events page here, summer camps here, and open studio info here ($5 off if you walk or bike to the studio). Looks fun, especially the workshops for fused glass and graffiti!

From their website:

Co-founders Abby and Amy are moms, artists and teachers. While working together at a private school for many years, they have collaborated on building their vision for an art studio for children. They have built a network of parents over the years that have grown to love their work with children and have earned tremendous respect for their artistic knowledge and skill in developing young minds.


Press 628# “to Learn about Utility Boxes”

I’ve featured a few of the artistic wraps for utility boxes around downtown Walnut Creek but this may be my favorite. Have you ever wondered how many utility boxes there are in Walnut Creek, or maybe when the first utility box appeared? How about what utility boxes do? That’s what I was expecting when I dialed (925) 322-6427 and dutifully pressed 628#, but alas, it was information about the utility box art wrap project itself. 🙂



Sculpture of the Day

“Ursus Redivivus” by Alex Nolan and Chad Glashoff using upcycled steel mechanical parts. Spotted in front of the Orinda library.


Lamorinda Arts High School Visual Arts Competition – Call for Entries

Lamorinda Arts High School Visual Arts Competition:

Lamorinda Arts Council (LAC) will host their 14th Annual High School Visual Arts Competition from February 28th to March 20th at the Orinda Library Art Gallery. This annual exhibition provides the community a wonderful opportunity to view a wide range of creative, original work by local students and recognizes the region’s dedicated high school art teachers.

Entries for the High School Visual Arts Competition will be accepted from February 1st through February 24th. The competition is open to 9 th through 12 th grade students living in or attending public or private high schools in Orinda, Lafayette and Moraga. The competition is also open to all students who attend the Acalanes Union High School District schools, including Acalanes, Campolindo, Las Lomas, and Miramonte High Schools, regardless of residence.
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