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Livermore Valley Arts

Livermore Valley Arts Livermore Valley Arts, home of The Bankhead, The Bothwell Arts Center, The UNCLE Credit Union Art Livermore Valley Arts is an independent non-profit organization that operates two spaces: The 500-seat Bankhead Theater, and The Bothwell Arts Center, a hub for artists, performers, and cultural art organizations.

Our mission is to offer a broad range of arts opportunities and experiences to engage our diverse community. Our vision: The heart of a vibrant cultural arts community.

Operating as usual

Looking for a midday stretch and brain break? Explore your creative side with Bothwell Artist Jessica Copeman in the UNC...
12/09/2022

Looking for a midday stretch and brain break? Explore your creative side with Bothwell Artist Jessica Copeman in the UNCLE Credit Union Art Gallery located in The Bankhead Lobby for a FREE art demonstration of oil painting from 1pm-2:30pm. You can also explore our new Off the Wall Art Exhibition while you're in there.

Off the Wall Exhibition is up at The UNCLE Credit Union Art Gallery! Come and shop the locally created art, purchase it ...
12/08/2022

Off the Wall Exhibition is up at The UNCLE Credit Union Art Gallery! Come and shop the locally created art, purchase it at the desk and take it home as a gift for you or a loved one! There is a wide variety of art for all to choose, we are showing only a small sampling here- you must visit in person to see it all!

Visiting the exhibit is free and open to the public.
Thursday-Sundays 1pm-5pm
Open until January 8th!
Located in The Bankhead Lobby Downtown Livermore

Celebrate the holidays with this vibrant evening of music and dance in Nochebuena: A Christmas Spectacular featuring Bal...
12/08/2022
Nochebuena: A Christmas Spectacular at The Bankhead

Celebrate the holidays with this vibrant evening of music and dance in Nochebuena: A Christmas Spectacular featuring Ballet Folklorico de Los Angeles and Mariachi Garibaldi de Jaime Cuéllar!

Know before you go:
Their performance will highlight POSADA MEXICANA
An up-beat medley, featuring songs heard at Posadas, commemorating Joseph and Mary’s journey in search for a refuge where Mary could give birth to Baby Jesus. The medley leads into one of Mexico’s most recognized songs, “Como Mexico no Hay Dos”. Musical Arrangement by Jimmy K. Cuéllar

Celebrate the holidays with this vibrant evening of music and dance in Nochebuena: A Christmas Spectacular featuring Ballet Folklórico de Los Ángeles and Mar...

Livermore Valley Arts Staff Gives Back! We have two Tri-Valley Haven food collection bins in our lobby! Collecting food ...
12/08/2022

Livermore Valley Arts Staff Gives Back! We have two Tri-Valley Haven food collection bins in our lobby! Collecting food this giving season to give back to our community and those in need. If you’re visiting us or just stopping by, please considering donating as well!

Some items that were suggested to donate:

1. Flour-(Small 2-5lb bags)
2. Sugar- (Small 2-5lb bags)
3. Oil- (Small bottles, 32oz or less)
4. Juice- (Small bottles 32oz or less)
5. Peanut Butter
6. Jelly (any Flavor)
7. Spaghetti Sauce (can or jar)
8. Can Corn
9. Seasonings (Salt, Pepper, Garlic Salt, etc.)
10. Coffee (Instant or Ground)
11. Diapers (Size 3-6)

Experience the interactive art exhibit where you can literally take the art off the wall, purchase, and head home in one...
12/07/2022

Experience the interactive art exhibit where you can literally take the art off the wall, purchase, and head home in one sitting.

Opening tomorrow until January 8th!
UNCLE Credit Union Art Gallery located in The Bankhead Lobby
Thursdays-Sundays 1pm-5pm
Free and Open to the Public

Off the Wall (and Under the Tree) features small works under 11″, jewelry, and wearables priced to sell, available for you to take home immediately.

Join us for special demonstrations from some of the artists.

Fri Dec 9 | 1-2:30 pm: Oil painting with Jessica Copeman
Sat Dec 10 | 2:30-4 pm: Acrylic painting Jen Huber Artist
Thu Dec 15 | 3-4:30 pm: East Asian brush and ink with Wei Ting Chuang Art
Fri Dec 16 | 1-2 pm: Jewelry making Rhonda Chase Design

The demonstrations being offered at the UNCLE Credit Union Art Gallery is a great opportunity to meet some of the artists and see their process of creating. The demonstrations are done in the artists’ favorite media including oil, acrylic and jewelry making. These are professional artists, several of whom are “en plein air” (outdoors) artists used to working on location and painting what is in front of them. All of the demonstrating artists will be happy to answer questions about their medium and process.

We are so lucky that The Bankhead is home to Harmony & Healing live charity event to bring healing through music. https:...
12/06/2022
East Bay Rock ‘N' Roll Musician Turns Talents to Lifting Patients' Spirits

We are so lucky that The Bankhead is home to Harmony & Healing live charity event to bring healing through music.

https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/bay-area-proud/rock-n-roll-musician-east-bay/3094335/?fbclid=IwAR0noTKyZxAqCeGntZetTzhSCZqJ1-_uAUfeubJT9MXMBhdb4KfbWhcAGZ0

It was an experience playing music for patients at a children’s hospital that convinced David Victor to start his non-profit, Harmony & Healing.

Free Ticket Tuesday is here! This week, we are giving away 6 tickets to All is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914 on Thur...
12/06/2022

Free Ticket Tuesday is here! This week, we are giving away 6 tickets to All is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914 on Thursday, December 22nd at 7:30 pm at The Bankhead!

To enter: 1) Like this post & 2) Tag a friend or family member who you’d love to share this momentous moment with.

The winners will be picked Tuesday, December 13th.
Entries can be submitted on Facebook and Instagram.

For more information about this performance go to:
https://livermorearts.org/events/all-is-calm-the-christmas-truce-of-1914/

Thank you to all who attended USAF Band of the Golden West! The music was magical, the story telling was perfect and who...
12/06/2022

Thank you to all who attended USAF Band of the Golden West! The music was magical, the story telling was perfect and who doesn’t love a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus!!

12/06/2022

What a truly fabulous and magical concert tonight with the USAF Band of the Golden West here at The Bankhead! Thank you to all who joined us and we hope to see you again soon!

If you would like to enjoy more snippets of the concert please view our stories.

We are getting ready for the United States Air Force Band of The Golden West Holiday Concert tonight!
12/06/2022

We are getting ready for the United States Air Force Band of The Golden West Holiday Concert tonight!

Look at our marvelous audience and patrons in The Bankhead at The DooW*p Project performance yesterday! We loved having ...
12/05/2022

Look at our marvelous audience and patrons in The Bankhead at The DooW*p Project performance yesterday! We loved having them here! Certainly a perfect way to kick off our holiday season!

NorCal!!!! Thanks so much for all the love this weekend!!! We had so much fun debuting our Christmas Show at Montavlo Art Center, Saratoga Ca and at The Bankhead Performing Arts Center in Livermore!!! Florida, we’re coming to you next!!!!

Will you be joining us tonight for this free performance with the incredible USAF Band of the Golden West?
12/05/2022

Will you be joining us tonight for this free performance with the incredible USAF Band of the Golden West?

Will you be joining us tonight for this free performance with the incredible USAF Band of the Golden West?
12/05/2022

Will you be joining us tonight for this free performance with the incredible USAF Band of the Golden West?

12/05/2022

The DooW*p Project performed tor a full house and standing ovations! We are so happy they came and love that our audience loved them too!

12/05/2022

The DooW*p Project is here at The Bankhead!

Winter break is coming up!! Make sure to get your plans in order now and sign up your artists for Winter Art Camp at The...
12/04/2022

Winter break is coming up!! Make sure to get your plans in order now and sign up your artists for Winter Art Camp at The Bothwell!

https://livermorearts.org/events/winter-break-art-at-the-bothwell/

Start planning your child's next art adventure during their Winter Break! Join us at The Bothwell Arts Center for Winter Art Camp this January. Feed your child's creative side and social engagement with unique art projects.

Register Here: https://livermorearts.org/events/winter-break-art-at-the-bothwell/

The Doo W*p Project arrives tomorrow at The Bankhead! Kickstart your Holiday Season with some of your favorite feel-good...
12/04/2022

The Doo W*p Project arrives tomorrow at The Bankhead! Kickstart your Holiday Season with some of your favorite feel-good classics "doo-wopified!"

Tickets at LivermoreArts.org or Link In Bio.

Even on a dreary day, Artists always come out to play! We had a splendid Holiday Art Fair at The Bankhead Lobby with var...
12/03/2022

Even on a dreary day, Artists always come out to play! We had a splendid Holiday Art Fair at The Bankhead Lobby with variety of local art for all to peruse and buy!

12/03/2022

Brrrr! It's cold! Will there be snow at the Nutcracker this year? There's only one way to find out! This full-length production of The Nutcracker begins in just 8 more days. Tickets on sale now at https://livermorearts.org/events/vdt-the-nutcracker/
Ticket prices from $25-$45.


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12/03/2022

Truly marvelous performance tonight! We are so grateful Gaby Moreno performed her last concert of the year here at The Bankhead! She also stayed late to sign her latest Grammy nominated album Alegoria and talk with fans.

Be Real! Gaby Moreno sound check with our Director of Marketing!!
12/03/2022

Be Real! Gaby Moreno sound check with our Director of Marketing!!

12/03/2022

On our way to see Gaby Moreno tonight!! So excited!!

Tomorrow come to The Bankhead Lobby for some holiday shopping with local artists! You may just find that perfect, unique...
12/02/2022

Tomorrow come to The Bankhead Lobby for some holiday shopping with local artists! You may just find that perfect, unique, handcrafted gift for someone special or for yourself.

Wei Ting Chuang Art will be doing a demonstration on East Asian brush from 11-12:30pm. There will also be a make-and-take holiday art project for all ages from 11-2:30pm!

12/02/2022

Join us TONIGHT at 8PM for this one night only performance with a GRAMMY AWARD WINNING and EMMY NOMINATED Musician, Gaby Moreno!!!

Genuinely an experience and performance you’ll be talking about for years to come.

https://livermorearts.org/events/gaby-moreno-quartet/

Free Family Concert with the Livermore-Amador Symphony and Valley Dance Theatre this Saturday at 3PM. Enjoy a special fa...
12/01/2022

Free Family Concert with the Livermore-Amador Symphony and Valley Dance Theatre this Saturday at 3PM.

Enjoy a special family treat before the holidays with The Bankhead Resident Companies, Livermore-Amador Symphony playing seasonal holiday favorites and Valley Dance Theatre performing selections from The Nutcracker. The concert is free, but tickets are required for admission.

https://livermorearts.org/events/free-family-concert-2022/

Celebrate the season at The Bankhead! From Hawaii to the Mexico from present day to moments of the past, Livermore Valle...
12/01/2022
Coming to The Bankhead this December

Celebrate the season at The Bankhead! From Hawaii to the Mexico from present day to moments of the past, Livermore Valley Arts has a winter season to remember.

Livermore Valley Arts will conclude 2022 with a season of events sure to please every appetite. From beautiful insights into how Christmas is celebrated and ...

We are recording our next podcast! How cool is Mark Lettieri background?! Talk about a lover of all things guitar, he ri...
11/30/2022

We are recording our next podcast! How cool is Mark Lettieri background?! Talk about a lover of all things guitar, he rivals our own Chris Carter in guitar collecting!

Watch out for this podcast this December!

THANK YOU for helping us reach our  goal! We are overwhelmed by the generosity of our community and their drive to suppo...
11/30/2022

THANK YOU for helping us reach our goal!

We are overwhelmed by the generosity of our community and their drive to support the Arts in Livermore and the Bay Area–we truly couldn’t do this without you.

We are continuing our Campaign in our Year-End Giving Challenge, where all donations from now until the end of the year will go towards our special $100,000 challenge. We invite you to support the Arts today by making a year-end tax-deductible gift and remember Memberships and Renewals count too!

Thank you for continuing to improve your local arts and the lives of the localartists, performers, volunteers & staff who bring it to the community. Thank you for being a part of the Livermore Valley Arts Family.

11/30/2022

Only a few hours left of !

With everyone’s support last year, we raised over $31,000 on . Help us make a bigger impact this year. Check to see if your employer has a Matching Gift Program so your gift will go even further. Or enroll for a Membership or Renew your Membership and those dollars will apply to our goal!
The circle of giving keeps going: gifts over $125 automatically give you Membership at Livermore Valley Arts, which gives you perks like the following:
Priority Ticketing to Bankhead Presents performances
10% Discount on Bankhead Presents
15% Discount when purchasing 5 or more shows
2 Complimentary tickets to the Season Announcement Party
Engagement opportunities with the arts in the Tri-Valley
& more!
and start making a difference in your community with the arts.


11/29/2022

EXTRA EXTRA!! We’ve had ANOTHER anonymous donor come forward, full of the giving spirit, to pledge an ADDITIONAL $5,000 match! This means that today ONLY, thanks to our now-bigger Giving Tuesday match AND our year-end match, your gift has TRIPLE the power, up to now $20,000 TODAY!

We're celebrating our 15th Anniversary in the Theater this year, and as an independent 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, your continued support is crucial to us. We hope you will help us get set up for the next 15 and beyond! Help us reach our $20,000 Goal!

Together, we know we can move Livermore Valley Arts into many future seasons and keep creating the sensational performances & experiences that you’ve come to love at The Bankhead & The Bothwell. Thank you for being part of our family!

What can your gift do? A gift to Livermore Valley Arts helps each year to:
-Bring 250+ Live music and cultural arts events to the Tri-Valley
-Support 100+ Resident companies and community performances & events
-Get 40,000+ Students and residents engaged with the arts through our education programs
-Bring 60,000+ people to Livermore, boosting the local economy

and start making a difference in your community with the arts.


11/29/2022

Contributions to the Arts benefit EVERYONE.

Studies and surveys show that the Arts bring communities together, improve our overall well-being & quality of life, and strengthen the local economy. Additionally, the Arts can improve healthcare and contribute to healing. Our Cultural Celebrations Series brings together over 10,000+ students and families to The Bankhead to learn about our community, its diversity and culture, and engage in the beautiful language of art that all cultures share. All of our cultural celebrations are free to the public because of generous donations from our community.

and start making a difference in your community with the arts.


11/29/2022

Did you know that your donation today for can directly impact our students? Through generous donations, we are able to offer scholarships to students and schools to attend our student performances here at The Bankhead giving our students and community an opportunity to engage with the arts beyond the classroom!

and start making a difference in your community with the arts.


11/29/2022

has started! Whether you give your voice, your time, your goods, or your money, being generous is a way to fight for the causes you care about and help people in need. JOIN THE MOVEMENT & raise your voice with ours to help us meet our goal!

A reminder that becoming a Livermore Valley Arts Member or Renewing Your Membership counts towards our overall donation fund and gives you access to more of these awesome experiences and performances in the future.

and start making a difference in your community with the arts.


11/29/2022

is here! With fundraising superheroes like you on our side, we’re confident we will reach our $15,000 goal in no time!

Did you know East Bay Jazz High School All-Stars Program is fully funded by Livermore Valley Arts? The East Bay Jazz High School All-Stars is an after-school program for high-caliber musical performance and education for high school jazz musicians. Portions of these activities are underwritten through generous contributions and matching gifts to our Education Fund.

Be part of cultivating our shared future.

and start making a difference in your community with the arts.


11/29/2022

Arts Education isn’t optional, it is essential, and we need your help in bridging the gap for the next generation. As a nonprofit organization, your support is critical. These programs at Livermore Valley Arts connect. They empower. They lift spirits. They both teach us about ourselves as well as open doors to experiences outside our own. Donating isn’t just an investment in young people, it’s an investment in our future.

and start making a difference in your community with the arts.


11/28/2022

It's Cyber Monday! Gifting the Arts, esepcially and expreince is priceless. Share the arts today with a Livermore Valley Arts Gift Card.
https://livermorearts.org/gift-cards/

One week left to see this exhibition at the UNCLE Credit Union Art Gallery in The Bankhead Lobby. Come and see how the e...
11/28/2022

One week left to see this exhibition at the UNCLE Credit Union Art Gallery in The Bankhead Lobby. Come and see how the expressionism movement evolved to portray vivid colors, simplified lines, dynamic brushstrokes, and overstated textures.
Featured Artist:
Laurie Close
Nita Cooley

Now- December 4, 2022
Thursdays- Sunday 1pm-5pm
Free & Open to the Public

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2400 1st Street
Livermore, CA
94550

Opening Hours

Wednesday 12pm - 6pm
Thursday 12pm - 6pm
Friday 12pm - 6pm
Saturday 12pm - 6pm

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(925) 373-6800

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LVPAC - Livermore Valley Performing Art Center. The 500-seat Bankhead Theater, which opened on October 1, 2007, serves as the home for a number of the area's finest performing arts organizations, including Del Valle Fine Arts, Livermore Valley Opera, Pacific Chamber Symphony, Livermore-Amador Symphony, Valley Dance Theater, Cantabella Children's Chorus, Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre, Pacific Chamber Symphony and the Valley Concert Chorale. In addition, the theater hosts visiting performance ensembles from around the Bay Area, including Lamplighters Musical Theatre, Oakland Ballet and the California Theatre Center, as well as providing performance and recital space for some of the area's music, dance and theatrical training programs. Finally, LVPAC presents a full array of performance activities drawn from artists and ensembles across the United States and beyond. The Bothwell Arts Center serves as an arts incubator, offering affordable and rentable classroom, rehearsal, performance, event, and studio rental space for artists, musicians, theatrical, acting, choral, and other individuals, groups or events with a cultural arts focus. We also offer an inexpensive Art Gym program, allowing artists working room without a large investment. LVPAC’s goal is to provide arts and entertainment activities for the entire community throughout the year, energizing downtown Livermore and the Valley's arts and cultural scene. The theater is also used for conferences, seminars, meetings and public events. The mission of the Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center is to establish and operate a world-class performing arts center in the Tri-Valley that promotes and encourages the presentation and creation of visual and performing arts while enhancing the public's appreciation, enjoyment and understanding of the arts.

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Link in bio!

Livermore favorites featured include:
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1 more month until our show at Bankhead Theater!! Visit https://www.bbvd.com/ for tickets. 🎉🎉
In a very rare performance, Crystal Gayle will be performing at the Bankhead Theater in Livermore on Friday (May 6th)! Tickets are limited so reserve a seat ahead of time!

https://livermorearts.org/event/crystal-gayle/
Beautiful day for some live jazz downtown at the Bankhead!

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Groovesters!
I’m looking forward to rocking my hometown of Livermore Downtown on Sunday, May 15, 11:30am - 1:00pm at Bankhead Theater outside. See you there! 🥰☮️❤️🎶🎸
Tickets are almost sold out for tonight's Funny Women of a Certain Age Spring tour show at the Bankhead Theater!

I love working with these women. I've had so much fun on and off stage. The counsel, camaraderie, and conversations have been amaztubes!



https://livermorearts.org/event/funny-women-of-a-certain-age/
is in the news:

https://datebook.sfchronicle.com/music/review-otello-crackles-with-electrifying-star-power-in-livermore

Limmie Pulliam, Tenor Elaine Alvarez Bankhead Theater Red Curtain Addict OPERA America Livermore Valley Chamber The Chianakas Studio Kirk Eichelberger Alex Katsman
TODAY - 2pm (pacific)!!! Verdi's OTELLO with Tenor Limmie Pulliam making his debut at LVOpera as Otello and Soprano Elaine Alvarez as Desdemona @ the Bankhead Theater in Livermore CA!!!
Tickets: https://livermorearts.org/event/giuseppe-verdis-otello-2/
Bankhead Theater Limmie Pulliam
Opening night for the Opera and everyone is feeling happy thinking of their favorite things.
Bankhead brings us all together again.
Happy happy happy . I could have danced all night... opening night at the opera
How about trying to get Josh Blue Comedy (from the Americas Got Talent show) at the Bankhead Theater ?
Meet the Cast at !
Here's a sneak peek from our sitzprobe at the Bothwell Arts Center for Otello - Verdi’s Greatest Operatic Achievement with Tenor Limmie Pulliam.

For more information about Mr. Pulliam, visit his website at: https://www.limmiepulliam.com/
For more information about LVOpera's OTELLO, opening this weekend at the Bankhead Theater, visit our website at: https://www.livermorevalleyopera.com/event/otello/

Limmie Pulliam, Tenor OPERA America
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