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, Lamorinda ShortDocs Film Fest, Art in Public Places, Orinda Library Gallery, school musicals, and much more!

Mission: to ignite and sustain artistic expression and appreciation for all ages throughout Lamorinda.  We are an engaged group of volunteers and donors who develop and produce events, partner with professional organizations and artists, give financial support and awards, and advocate for a vibrant, local culture of visual, performing, and literary arts.

Contact Info:

PO Box 121
Orinda, 94563

Introducing Lamorinda ShortDocs, Documentary Film Festival For All Ages

Lights! Camera! Action! Are you a local filmmaker or aspiring movie director or producer? Then enter the first-ever Lamorinda Arts Lamorinda ShortDocsCouncil’s Lamorinda ShortDocs Film Fest starting on March 1. The festival consists of workshops and a judged contest designed to not only promote local filmmaking, but also to encourage novice filmmakers of all ages to learn how to produce documentary films. Learn more!

2015 Art of Mixology Competition Winners!

Art of MixologyCongratulations to all the bartenders that competed in the 2015 Art of Mixology craft cocktail competition. The evening was a roaring success, with over 275 attendees wandering throught Orinda Theatre Square, sampling lucious concoctions and eating tasty treats. Make sure you are the first to hear about the 2016 Art of Mixology event! Winners included the following:

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