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

Art Embraces Words returns on Saturday, March 18 at 2pm!
Lafayette Library Arts & Science Room, 3941 Mt. Diablo Road, Lafayette

Join us for the first of our upcoming series of FREE literary events, Art Embraces Words and new for 2023, Art Embraces Poetry. Emerging writers read their work surrounded by artwork from local artists...in this way, art embraces words. Reception to follow!

Presenters for the March 18th event include:
David Seaborg, Featured Poet and Scientist
Quynh-Uyen Trinh, Featured Writer
Alvin Ziegler, Featured Writer
Jennifer Lothrigel, Featured Artist
Kimberly Lavoie, Featured Artist

Click here for more info or to register as an artist, writer, or poet for a future event.

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 full list of 2023 award winners

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