13th Annual ArtWalk Livermore
Sat, Oct 11, 11:00am-5:00pm, Livermore
On Saturday, October 11, 2014, downtown Livermore will once again be filled with art lovers enjoying a day of art, music and shopping.
ArtWalk is a different sort of festival, as the streets are kept open and the works of over 150 artists are set-up throughout the downtown in and around parks, sidewalks, galleries, wine bars, restaurants, shops and the Bankhead Theater. This allows visitors and the local community to experience all that Livermore’s wine country downtown has to offer with art as the theme for the day. Parking is free.
Art works range from contemporary to classical, abstract to realism, pottery to mixed media, handmade bags, ceramic garden art and jewelry, with subject matter from floral to figurative and much more.
The 2014 art banners that were hung as street art were, in many visitors’ opinion, the best overall ArtWalk Art Banner show so far. On ArtWalk day, Visitors to the Livermore Valley Plaza can examine them up close and place bids at the Art Banner Silent Auction until 4:30.
Select “songwriters, minstrels and balladeers” will perform free concerts all day, also at the Plaza. The lineup and background on these fine musicians is available on www.valleysingout.com, the all-volunteer company that has produced music events for ArtWalk for many years.
Special art destination offerings include the reception for Connections III, an exhibition of art works by alumni of CSUEB at the Bankhead Theater, open studios at the popular Firehouse Art Studios and Bothwell’s Downtown Art Studios, and a community CD art display at Panama Red.
ArtWalk also provides free space for the Empty Bowl Project, part of a worldwide effort to help feed the hungry, with well over 100 ceramic bowls created and sold by local teens to help support Open Heart Kitchen; the high school and district-wide art show; and an annual exhibit from the Disabled Veteran’s Painting Program, a year-round, all-volunteer art program led by Charles “Bud” Donaldson. ArtWalk also provides discounted booth space to worthy nonprofits such as Shakespeare’s Associates and Ruraq Maki, Hands that Create, a group dedicated to raising funds for women in third-world countries by selling their handmade wares.
Contact: Linda Ryan, Bothwell Arts Center Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org
925-337-0567 (not for publication)
Nancy Mueller, LVPAC Marketing Director, email@example.com
Photos attached: Steel sculpture and Jewelry by Designs by Diana, ArtWalk’s 2014 Kickstarter Donor Star
ArtWalk art banners by Erika Richert (Stephen Hawkings) and Jami Butler, a Downtown Art Studios artist
Bothwell Arts Center Manager
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