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Bedford Gallery at the Lesher Center for the Arts

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Bedford Gallery at the Lesher Center for the Arts
1601 Civic Drive
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Venue Type: Gallery

east bay

June 12th - August 31st The Skull Show
Helen Altman, Chuck Anderson, Robert Arneson, Donald Baechler, Shawn Barber, Andrés Basurto, Shaun Beaudry, Derik Van Beers, Tony Bevilacqua, Tim Biskup, Jamey Brzezinksi, Rachel Caldwell, Enrique Chagoya, Lisette Chavez, Bill Claps, Kim Cogan, Melissa Cooke, Ben Cuevas, Marc D'Estout, Fred Dalkey, Boo Davis, Merek Davis, Brian Dettmer, Lorenzo M. Durán, Fred Einaudi, David H. Everett, Jeremy Fish, Jeremy Fisher, Coco Fronsac, Jiri Geller, Mike Giant, Magnus Gjoen, Grady Gordon, Scott Greenwalt, Quinn Gregory, Andres Guerrero, Ali Gulec, Dana Harel, Joshua Harker, Molly Hatch, Stephanie Henderson, Ester Hernandez, Pete Hickok, Stephanie Hirsch, Evan Hobart, Beth Van Hoesen, James Hopkins, Beto Janz, Paul Johns, Angie Jones, Erik Jones, Jules Julien, Vance Kelly, Joji Kojima, Chase Kunz, Markus Linnenbrink, Gabriel Londis, Iggy & Lou Lou, Brian Luong, Robert Mars, Karl McDade, Frodo Mikkelsen, Ryan Milner, Portia Munson, Gordon Parks, Francesca Pastine, Chris Peters, Beverly Rayner, Jim Riswold, Matt Ritchie, Phil Roberts, Laurel Roth, Anthony Santella, Gerrel Saunders, Noah Scalin, Bryan Schnelle, Lucien Shapiro, Richard Shaw, Maureen Shields, Jim Skull, Laurel Skye, Mike Peter Smith, hunter stabler, Andy Stattmiller, Esque Studio, Clayton Thiel, Winnie Truong, ben venom, Jake Watling, Todd Ryan White
Tue-Sun 12-5
$3-5, kids are free
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Bedford Gallery exhibits the work of historic, modern, and contemporary artists. The Gallery is dedicated to providing the public with opportunities to learn about visual arts through public programs that are varied, accessible, challenging, and educational. Its mission is to provide exhibitions and other programs that both reflect and engage the diverse audiences of the entire Contra Costa region.

The Gallery organizes and presents five to six exhibitions each year. In addition, we offer lectures, workshops, panel discussions, and many other kinds of public programs. Gallery docents give tours that include hands-on art projects to over 2,000 school children each year, in addition to tours for seniors and adult groups. The approximately sixty volunteer members of the Bedford Gallery Docent Council receive professional training in both art history and teaching techniques. The Bedford Gallery Guild, a volunteer group of 55 members, staffs the reception desk every day, hosts receptions and other special events, and produces annual fundraising events.

With 3,500 square feet of exhibition space, Bedford Gallery is the largest community-based visual arts facility between the Bay Area and Sacramento. This contemporary art space is housed in the City of Walnut Creek's Lesher Center for the Arts, which also contains three theaters. The Gallery was originally founded in 1968 as the Civic Arts Gallery and was renamed for Peter and Kirsten Bedford, who donated generously to the Center's campaign.

The Bedford Gallery is a program of the City of Walnut Creek's Department of Arts, Recreation, and Community Services. The Diablo Regional Arts Association, a private non-profit tax-exempt organization, provides vital financial and volunteer enrichment for the Bedford Gallery and other cultural services programs.

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