Arts in the Schools

Founded in 1950 (as the Orinda Arts Council) to supplement visual arts education in the Orinda Schools, the Lamorinda Arts Council has continued for over 60 years to create and sustain programs for the schools to promote the both the Visual & Performing Arts.Exhibit from Art Ambassadors

Current Lamorinda Arts Council programs for Lamorinda Students area-wide include:
~Lamorinda Idol Singing Competition for K-12th Graders
~Visual Arts Competition for Lamorinda High School Students


Visual Arts

For the Orinda Schools in the Visual Arts, the Lamorinda Arts Council provides for every Orinda Union School District (OUSD) student:
~1st & 2nd Grade Arts Books
~3rd Grade Sketchbooks
~OUSD Art Ambassadors Exhibit & Reception Support


Performing Arts

For the Orinda Schools in the Performing Arts, the Lamorinda Arts Council provides financial support for the following after school Drama Programs:
~Miramonte High School Spring Musical
~Orinda Intermediate School Bulldog Theater Company Fall Play and Spring Musical
~All Four Orinda Elementary Spring Musicals


Film Arts

And, for the Lamorinda High Schools in the Film Arts, the Lamorinda Arts Council provides financial support for:
~Lamorinda Acalanes Union Film Festival


Lamorinda Arts Council Liaisons

The Lamorinda Arts Council provides liaisons to each OUSD school and works closely with OUSD Arts Liaison, Hillery Patterson.

2013-2014 School Liaisons

  • Del Rey - Meredith Yox
  • Glorietta - Jill Tarkoff
  • Sleepy Hollow - Erin Bakyonvari
  • Wagner Ranch - Wendy Meckes
  • OIS - Patty Rostampour
  • Miramonte/EFO - Position TBD