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.
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, Art Gallery at the Orinda Library, school musicals, and much more!
Lamorinda Arts Council Gallery Schedules and Events Calendar
Because of Governor Newsom's Shelter in Place (SIP) order to mitigate the effects of COVID-19 virus, the Art Gallery at the Orinda Library and the Art Gallery at Wilder will be closed until the order is lifted. Please check gallery schedules HERE for updates on artist receptions and exhibits.
Many of our other events have been postponed or cancelled for the year, but you can click HERE to view our events calendar for the latest information about events hosted by the Lamorinda Arts Council, as well as our Arts Partners and other community organizations.
Lamorinda SuperShorts 2-Minute Movie Challenge
Lamorinda Arts Council is thrilled to announce Lamorinda SuperShorts Two-Minute Movie Challenge for filmmakers of all ages! Deadline to enter HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO May 22nd. For more details about eligibility and awards, click HERE.
Art In Place: A Resource for Art Experiences At Home
Lamorinda Arts Council is pleased to introduce our new Art In Place page, a guide to online arts experiences you can enjoy from the comfort of home!
Take a break from the news and click HERE to enjoy these FREE virtual art experiences collected by board members and friends of the LAC. The list covers many art genres and will be updated every Friday afternoon.
Are we missing something? Send your own suggestions for Art In Place to email@example.com.
April is National Poetry Month
Celebrate National Poetry Month with the Lamorinda Arts Council! Click HERE to visit our Poet Laureate page to read this month's featured poem by Sugawara no Michizane.