Welcome to the Lamorinda Arts Council

Founded in 1950 as the Orinda Arts Council, the Lamorinda Arts Council has been stimulating, supporting, and advocating for the visual and performing arts in the schools and community for over sixty years. Key contributions to the schools and community include Lamorinda Idol, the high school Visual Arts Competition, Art in Public Places, Orinda Library Gallery, school musicals, and much more!

Important Announcements:

Lamorinda Idol Upcoming Events

Join us at the following Lamorinda Idol Upcoming Events! 

  • August 14 - Outdoor performance at Theatre Square 3:00-5:00 PM
  • September 4 - Lamorinda Idol Finals at Orinda Theatre
    • 11:00 – 12:30    Elementary school soloists
    • 1:00 – 2:30        Groups
    • 3:15 – 4:30        Middle school soloists
    • 5:00 – 6:15        High school soloists
    • 7:00 – 7:30        Awards


Congratulations to the Lamorinda ShortDocs Winners!

Congratulations to the 17 filmmakers that presented their works at the first annual Lamorinda ShortDocs Film Fest, as well as to these winners in the five categories:

View the ShortDocs Film Fest event video. 

Call for Entries: Around the World at 80 Art Exhibit

Call for Artists: Around the World at 80


During the month of July, 2016, the Orinda Library Art Gallery will showcase local artists who are octogenarians or older. Anyone can be born with a gift, but it takes courage to develop it. This means life experiences over eight or more decades have enriched and enhanced their skills and natural talents. The Lamorinda Arts Council (Council) requests work that is transformative and manifests the core of the artist - work that breathes the spirit of life into those who view it.