Art Embraces Words

Writers paint images with words. Artists tell stories with color. Together they enrich our community. 

Please join us for Art Embraces Words and, new in 2023, Art Embraces Poetry.

Art Embraces Words is a recurring series of free events featuring emerging authors reading excerpts of their work, local artists speaking about their visual art, and a Q&A with audience members. An outdoor reception with light refreshments follows. Our 2023 Art Embraces Words season is scheduled on Saturday afternoons with readings from 2:00 - 3:30pm.

We alternate emerging writer and artist presenters, announced by Co-chair and Emcee Linda Hartmann of the California Writers Club Mt. Diablo Branch. LAC Board President Sue Farmer keeps us on time throughout the program. A media table is provided for authors, artists, and information of interest to the literary and artistic community. Book sales are encouraged.

This program is funded by a generous grant from the Community Foundation of Lafayette.

Art Embraces Poetry follows a similar format and takes place at Town Hall Theatre in Lafayette. For more information on our poetry events, scroll down this page or visit our Events page HERE.  

Click to learn more about all our upcoming events.

Click HERE to view videos of some of our past events.

Questions? Contact us HERE.

New Program: Art Embraces Poetry - Featured Poet Nana-Dictta Graves

Saturday July 15, 1:30-3:30 pm

The Lamorinda Arts Council invites you to attend our second Art Embraces Poetry program held in the lobby of Town Hall Theatre, 3535 School Street, Lafayette 94549 7/15 from 1:30 - 3:30 pm. To apply to read at the July 15 program go HERE. No host full bar is open for snacks and drinks.

Our Featured Poet, Nana-Dictta Graves, hails from Ghana; her poetry is Ekphrastic in the sense that it is written as part of her visual artwork. She says, "My intention is to capture the message behind the Art, values and principles to improve awareness." In order to read her poetry she will display her mixed media artwork; a short Q&A follows. Additional poets will also read from their work.

Featured Artist David Lew will speak about his exhibit, "Freedom of Abstraction," curated the by Lafayette Public Art Committee (LPAC). His focus is on how he uses textures and colors to effect fluid movement throughout his work. Lew's exhibit runs from June 26 to August 4. To learn more about LPAC’s art exhibit program go HERE.