FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Livermore Valley Arts
Ruth Egherman (925) 583-2306
Anne Giancola (978) 852-6333
Livermore Valley Arts Heads Into Summer Celebrating Our Global Community
with Multiple Free Events for the Tri-Valley
Livermore, CA – (April 7, 2023) – Heading into the final stretch of its 15th Anniversary Season, Livermore Valley Arts is proud to be bringing our diverse community on a global journey this spring and summer with a number of free events for families and friends to come together on the Bankhead Plaza and celebrate our beautiful world. On Saturday, May 6, we will honor and celebrate AANHPI Peoples at our Asian American Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander Heritage Month Celebration. Our community celebrations will head South the next day, with our Hispanic Heritage Celebration on Sunday, May 7. The following month on Saturday, June 17, LVA will be holding its second annual Juneteenth Celebration in partnership with Tri-Valley for Black Lives, including music, art, drumming, singing, dancing, and musical performances. The public is invited to celebrate our global community at these events in Downtown Livermore, sponsored by Livermore Valley Arts’ 2022-2023 community cultural event partner, Las Positas College. Thanks largely to Las Positas College’s generous support, these events are FREE and open to the public.
Highlighting our AANHPI community on May 6, the Asian American Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander Heritage Month Celebration will celebrate our friends to the East with food, crafts, and other activities to celebrate this month. The next day on May 7, at the Hispanic Heritage Celebration, LVA will celebrate Hispanic Heritage through local Hispanic vendors, dancers, and artists, as well as with music and local performers. Looking into the following month, Livermore Valley Arts will throw its annual Juneteenth Celebration. Juneteenth commemorates the liberation of the last slaves in Texas, two years after the Emancipation Proclamation abolished slavery in the Confederate States in 1863. The public is invited to participate in this important date in our country’s history on June 17. These events will promote, celebrate, preserve, and encourage the appreciation of the different cultures that make up this beautiful community where we live and work. They will all feature various forms of outdoor music, performances, arts & crafts, food, and shopping for one-of-a-kind products, with something for everyone and every age.
All three family events are free and open to the general public; no reservations are required. The Bankhead Theater and Plaza are at 2400 First Street in Downtown Livermore. These free community and cultural events are part of LVA’s core value and belief that everyone in the Tri-Valley should have the opportunity to experience the arts at whatever age and level they are. The public is invited to share in these free weekend events and activities, not only to celebrate these beautiful and varied cultures from around the globe but also to learn and grow from our shared history as Americans.
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Livermore Valley Arts is an independent 501(c)3 non-profit offering wide-ranging programs that provide access to the arts for the Tri-Valley community and beyond. The Bankhead Theater and Bothwell Arts Center are home to nine resident performing arts companies, over 40 studio artists, and cultural arts instructors. LivermoreArts.org
Event: Asian American Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander Heritage Month Celebration
on the Bankhead Plaza
Date/Time: Saturday, May 6, 2023, 10am—4pm
Event: Hispanic Heritage Celebration on the Bankhead Plaza
Date/Time: Sunday, May 7, 2023, 10am—4pm
Event: Juneteenth on the Bankhead Plaza
Date/Time: Saturday, June 17, 2023, 10am—4pm
Dates, times, and ticket prices for other events available at www.LivermoreArts.org