Welcome to the Lamorinda Arts Council

The mission of the Lamorinda Arts Council is 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.

Lamorinda Arts Council is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and your donations are fully tax deductible. For your records, our EIN # is 94-6094855.

What's Happening Now

Ekphrasis Collaborative Exhibit in the Gallery in May; Artist Reception May 6

The Lamorinda Arts Council, Lamorinda Arts Alliance, and California Writers Club - Mt. Diablo Branch announce a collaborative exhibit of Ekphrasis at the Art Gallery at the Orinda Library May 2 - June 2, 2023. Ekphrasis is a Greek word defined as writing that describes or explains art; for this exhibit, we add that art can describe or explain writing. Please join us for a reception with recitations and discussion in the Orinda Library Auditorium on Saturday, May 6 from 3pm-5pm.

See an online preview of the exhibit. Click into each image to view more details + the paired written entries and author info.

This creative project of fine art works that inspire literary works, and conversely, literary works that inspire fine art works, will be on display to be enjoyed by the public and fellow art and literary enthusiasts. The exhibit will feature the work of over 90 participating visual artists and authors showcasing their original artwork and writings.

The Art Gallery at the Orinda Library is located at 26 Orinda Way in Orinda, and is open Mon-Thu 10am-8pm, Fri-Sat 10am-6pm.

Lamorinda Idol Audition Videos Due May 15

Established in 2006, Lamorinda Idol is a singing program open to students in kindergarten through 12th grade who either attend school or reside in Lamorinda, the area including the towns of Lafayette, Moraga, and Orinda, CA. Singers may enter as soloists or in groups. Don't miss your chance to shine onstage at the Finals in the historic Orinda Theatre in August 2023!

Registration for 2023 is now closed. Submit your audition video HERE by May 15! 
For more info on Lamorinda Idol, click HERE.

High School Visual Arts Competition Artists & Awards Reception

Congratulations to the talented student artists who participated in the 20th Annual High School Visual Arts Competition! The exhibit in the Art Gallery at the Orinda Library continues through March 31.

Click HERE to see the list of 2023 award winners
Click HERE to see the full gallery of 2023 entries

The High School Visual Arts Competition showcases and acknowledges art in four categories: 2D, 3D, Photography, and Digital Art.  All work is by high school students who live in or attend school in Orinda, Lafayette, or Moraga, including all schools in the Acalanes Union High School District.  The competition features cash awards, merit citations, an in-person art exhibit in the gallery as well as an online public exhibit of entries on the Lamorinda Arts Council website.

Lamorinda Arts Council Programs

Since March 2020, Lamorinda Arts Council has shifted our programming, events, and exhibits to a virtual format. Click to see details on our current programs.

Lamorinda Arts Council    
Mail: PO Box 121, Orinda, CA 94563   
Email: info@lamorindaarts.org    
Phone: 925-359-9940