march, 2023

26mar3:00 pm5:00 pmMocktails & Cocktails w/Friends of the Lamorinda Arts CouncilNo Host Bar3:00 pm - 5:00 pm The Cooperage, 32 Lafayette Circle, Lafayette 94549

Event Details

Join those who love art, literature, music and everything in between at The Coop, 32 Lafayette Circle, Lafayette, from 3-5 p.m. Time for some conversation about your creative journey with friends of the Lamorinda Arts Council. Look for our our knockoff Picassoesque poster of Dora Maar (Picasso’s muse & model) – that’s us! No host bar. Just show up. Questions? Email

The mission of the Council is to ignite and sustain artistic expression and appreciation for all ages throughout Lamorinda. If you are interested in visual, performing or literary arts, please join us in keeping the arts alive. 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.

If you are interested in exhibiting artwork in one of our galleries please apply online HERE. The LAC curates two galleries in Orinda with virtual and in-person artwork every month (Art Gallery at the Orinda Library & Art Gallery at Wilder). Below is a sample of other programs we offer or participate in:

LAC Programs

  • Art Embraces Words, Art Embraces Music (new in 2022) and Art Embraces Poetry (new in 2023)
  • Art of Mixology Competition/Fundraiser (yearly in October @ Theatre Square, Orinda)
  • Artify Orinda (utility boxes & Big Belly’s in Orinda displaying artwork by local artists)
  • Arts Ambassadors (unjuried exhibit for Lamorinda K-8 youth; all receive AA ribbon)
  • High School Visual Arts Competition (Homeschools, Public and Private High Schools in Lamorinda including all high schools in the Acalanes Union High School District, yearly in March – juried)
  • Lafayette Art & Wine Festival (double booth for youth art tables, yearly in Sept.)
  • Lafayette Community Day (new in 2022)
  • Lamorinda Idol (Annual youth singing competition open to K-12 students in Contra Costa County)
  • Lamorinda Presents (monthly roundtable hosted by Lafayette Chamber of Commerce)
  • Mocktails & Cocktails (last Sunday each month)
  • Moraga Spring Fest (hosted by Moraga youth)
  • Orinda Action Day

Community Partners and Arts Partners

  • Art in Public Places Committee (LAC liaison representative to APPC in City of Orinda)
  • Art Moves Project (LAC NP incubator program)
  • CA Arts Council
  • CA Writers Club, Mt. Diablo Branch (co-host of Ekphrasis Collaborative Art Exhibit, May 2023)
  • Compass Realty, Diane Dwyer & Wendy Bond
  • Community Foundation of Lafayette
  • Lamorinda Arts Alliance (Sponsor of Digital Art Category and cash award in H.S. Visual Arts Competition; co-host of Ekphrasis Collaborative Art Exhibit, May 2023)
  • Mindful Littles (LAC in-kind contribution)
  • Orinda Community Foundation
  • Saint Mary’s College Arts (Student Intern program)



(Sunday) 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm


The Cooperage

32 Lafayette Circle, Lafayette 94549