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, a recurring free series. The program features 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 2022 Art Embraces Words season is scheduled on Saturday afternoons with readings from 2:00 - 3:30pm. We alternate writer and artist presenters, announced by our emcee Sue Farmer, LAC Board member and co-chair of Art Embraces Words. 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.


Live Special Event Saturday September 24 from 8:00-9:30 pm

Join us at the Lafayette Library Community Hall, 3491 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Lafayette 94549 from 8-9:30 p.m. on Saturday September 24 for classical music infused with original art from Christian Ehrhorn, Judith Feins, Katie Korotzer, Ruth Stanton and Pam Stefl Toki. This collaboration between artists from the Lamorinda Arts Council and Composer Jean Ahn and Ensemble ARI musicians Jiwon Evelyn Kwark, Heeguen Song, Sarah Hong, and Susie Kimis is an unique blend of music and art. Reception follows immediately after the concert program; guests are invited up onto the stage to meet the artists and view their work.

"ARI" is a Korean word meaning big river, wisdom, and beauty. Ensemble ARI is a group of Korean American musicians in the Bay Area who want to share this quality with the community through music. More info


Saturday October 29, 2022 from 2:00-3:30 pm

Join us at the Lafayette Library & Learning Center Arts & Science Room, 3491 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Lafayette 94549 from 2-3:30 p.m. on Saturday October 29. Emerging authors will read from their work alternating with visual artists speaking about their work.

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