22nd Annual ArtWalk
11am - 5 pm

Welcome to ArtWalk 2023!

A community celebration of the arts, ArtWalk returns to Downtown Livermore. On October 14, the 22nd ArtWalk Livermore will expand to encompass more of our lovely downtown and connect our art park site destinations, with street booths placed strategically to allow attendees to experience both local businesses and restaurants as well as the arts. Look for ArtWalk in the Bankhead Plaza, down First Street, and through Livermorium Park.

Handmade and original works by over 200 artists can be enjoyed, as well as live music, cultural arts demonstrations, and crafts for children. ArtWalk is a priceless opportunity for artists to interact with visitors as they explore a broad range of works, ranging from contemporary to classical, abstract to realism, pottery to jewelry and mixed media. Subject matter is equally broad; from floral to figurative, and more. Art is the main focus of the day at ArtWalk: meet the artists and buy one-of-a-kind, original handmade treasures.

Artists will be centralized in Downtown locations: Bankhead Plaza and Bankhead Theater frontage, First Street, and McLeod Street. Enjoy the restaurants and shops Downtown while visiting ArtWalk Livermore and enjoy music and entertainment all day long at the Bankhead Plaza Stage and Livermorium Park. 

A special thank you to Jolli Faces for the Balloon Arch.

Join us at 11am on the Bankhead Stage for a Rhythm Parade. Everyone is welcome to join us in the Rhythm Parade and Celebration.

Meet at the Bankhead stage at 11 AM. Drums, percussion, and flow toys will be provided for those who arrive on time (or bring your own). The Leonardo da Vinci-inspired rhythm cart will then lead the parade and drummers will follow. This will be an improvisational jam and fun-focused. The parade will end on McLeod St where you can find our Livermore Drum Circle table for the remainder of the event. 


Artists will be centralized in Downtown locations: 

•Bankhead Theater Lobby & UNCLE Credit Union Art Gallery
•Bankhead Plaza
•First Street between Maple and So. Livermore
•McLeod Street between First and Second Streets
•Livermorium Park
•Portrait Art “Paint Off”
First Street East

Enjoy the restaurants and shops Downtown while visiting ArtWalk Livermore and enjoy music and entertainment all day long at the Bankhead Plaza Stage and Livermorium Park.

Music & Entertainment

Bankhead Plaza Stage

11:15-12:15 – Matt Finders and Friends

12:15-1:15 – Meredith McHenry

1:15-1:45 – LasPo Jazz Combo

1:45-2:45 – Mark Clarin

2:45-3:30 – Element 116

3:30-4:30 – Six Penny Irish Band

4:30-5:00 – John Whitney Trio

Livermorium Park

Livermore Cultural Arts Council Music & Entertainment

11:00 – 11:45 Encore Players Interactive murder mystery

12:00 – 12:45 High School Open Strings, Jim Hurley Conducts

1:00 – 1:45 Cal State East Bay Chamber Orchestra,  Rebecca Roudman Conducts

2:00 – 2:45 Pleasanton Unified School District Youth Step Team

2:50 – 3:05 Poet Laureate Readings

3:15 – 5:00 Tim & Brad Trio

Interactive & Family Activities Throughout

McLeod Street

Art to Explore supplies donated by Way Up Art & Frame

Make and Take Projects for Families by Livermore Valley Arts

Tri-Valley Climate Education

Community sharing with 4-H

Face Painting

First Street

Portrait Contest
Watch artists painting portraits all day & join the fun by voting for your favorite

Bankhead Lobby

Style Transfer Booth Quest Science Center

Art Exhibit: 150 Years of California Beautiful: Landscapes from William Keith to Today

Veterans Community Living Center
Veterans’ art & art from Bud Donaldson

High School Art
A Special Exhibit

Livermore Lions Club
Crêpes at The Bankhead parking lot

Participating Artists

Bankhead Plaza

Mariola’s Art
DaintlyMade Art
H H Designs
I Am Joy Art
Chandana Srinath
Cindy Johnson
Gosia’s Painting
Hudson River Inlay
Nicole Kidd Designs
SIP Seriously Imbibed Products
Tracey Lamee
William Youngblood Fine Art
Colored Pencil Society of America
Livermore Jazz Society
Larry Lagin Fine Art
Olga’s Creative Corner
Michele’s Jewelry Box
Jen & Alexis
Dave Manousos Fine Art
Sarah & Chloe’s Unique Treasures
Barbara Nichols Reynolds
Wendy McDermott Fine Art
Big Bay Ray
Color Ur Imagination
Chrysalis Pottery
Hetal Anjaria
Sudha Anandampillai
Lumpy Doodles

First Street East

Tuan Essence Fine Art
Thom See Fine Art
Aran’s Inner Artist
Neil Mitchell Fine Art
Shilpi Mittal
Jen Huber
Joann Douk
Las Positas College Art
Kimberly Adamis Art & Photography
Lan Hodges
Sherry Ravazza Art
Jenay Grant
Wildfire Enamels
Winder Acrylic Abstracts
Michelle Magnus Brown
Eddy Frank Design
PS Painted Style
Patricia Aguinaga

First Street West

John Iacono
Ruey Syrop
Pleasanton Art League
On the Wall By Amy
Vann Thompson
Morgan Hunnicutt Photography
Claire Tourmen
Novels and Twine
A Walk With Phil
KP Designs
The Vidhra
Anand’s Photography
Maryam Kuwar
Art by YJ
Michelle Swenson Designs
Rashmi Rao Designs
Atomic Turtle
Thomasin Dewhurst Fine Art
Leta Eydelberg Art
Ghada Jamal Fine Art
Gracie Custom Creations
Doug Sandlin


Autumn Lane Studios
Gem Hunter Designs
J. Franklin Art Studio
Joel Salinas III Fine Art
Bettie and David Goosman
Catch the Light Jewelry
Studio Isobel
Karen Barry Printmaking
Jessica and Regina Nagel
Alliance for the Visual Arts
Livermore Art Association
LIvermore Cultural Arts Council
The Art of Jess & Regina Nagel
Caroline Powers Robinson & Megan Davenport
Vera Lowdermilk
Arthur Norcome

McLeod Street

Ryan Goldsberry
The Eclectic Stand
Valley Dance Theatre
Half Price Books
Stand for the Silent
Contreras Chiropractic
Emmanuel Farhat
Tri-Valley Citizen’s Climate Education
Livermore Drum Circle
Del Arroyo 4-H

Thank You to Our Sponsors!

•City of Livermore Commission for the Arts

•Way Up Art & Frame

•The Independent
The Independent will be open for a tour of its historic building during ArtWalk. 

Dublin Chamber of Commerce Presents:
2024 Thought Leadership Speaker Series
Valley Dance Theatre Presents

Join by Mail

Download and Complete the form and then mail to us at:
Bankhead Theater
2400 First Street
Livermore, CA 94550

Our Team


Executive Director
Chris Carter
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Director of Finance and Administration
Reanna Bradford
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Director of Marketing
Ruth Egherman
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Director of Operations
Eric Johnson
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Production Manager
Gary Brunclik
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Assistant Production Manager
Rachel Anderson
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Front of House Supervising Manager/Volunteer Coordinator
Carol Edwards
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Facility Manager and IT Coordinator
Julio Gomez
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Box Office Manager
Debra Olson
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Visual Arts & Education Manager
Anne Giancola
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Development Manager
Brittany Mulgrew
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Front of House Supervising Manager/Volunteer Coordinator
Bernice LaRosa
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Programs Coordinator
Treg Van Dyke
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Marketing Manager
Andrew Kracht
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Social Media Manager
Allie Lopiano-Hastey
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Food and Beverage Manager
Ann Rice
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Development Assistant
Tracy Sahn
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Visitor Center Supervisor
Susan Miller
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Get to Know Our Resident Companies

Home to ten Resident Companies with over 270 combined years of artistic experience, the Bankhead Theater’s state-of-the-art facilities enable these organizations to grow artistically and institutionally, develop audiences and collaborate on key projects while maintaining their respective missions and identities.

Cantabella Children’s Chorus

Cantabella Children’s Chorus is a non-profit organization located in the Livermore Tri-Valley. CCC strives to foster and promote the appreciation of choral music in the community through performances at various local corporate and civic functions and churches but above all to have fun.

Del Valle Fine Arts

Del Valle Fine Arts has been presenting outstanding classical music concerts in Livermore for over 35 years. This highly-regarded series offers dazzling performances by acclaimed professional chamber music groups and soloists from throughout North America and beyond. A particular objective of DVFA is to introduce young persons to the appreciation of fine music. To that end, children are admitted free to its concerts, and full-time students above high school can procure tickets at a special reduced price.

Livermore-Amador Symphony

Livermore-Amador Symphony – The symphony offers four concerts a year, as well as a Pops fundraiser. Symphony Guild – If you enjoy LAS concerts, join like-minded people of the Symphony Guild and support this community orchestra! Guild members encourage interest in the symphony and sponsor fund-raising activities. The Livermore-Amador Symphony has received funding from: Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC, City of Livermore Commission for the Arts, City of Livermore Tourism and Special Event Fund, Livermore Cultural Arts Council, Clorox Company Technical Center-Pleasanton, Target and Livermore Rotary.

Livermore Valley Opera

Livermore Valley Opera combines the talents and expertise of professional music, stage and chorus directors, principal singers, musicians, and designers with the dedication and practical abilities of a volunteer board, adult chorus, stage crew, props master, stitchers, and set builders. Each fall and spring, LVO presents locally produced, fully staged operas with orchestra. Additionally, LVO presents special concerts, events and fundraisers in the winter and “Opera in the Vineyard” in the summer. LVO promotes local talent and attracts outstanding Bay Area singers, directors and conductors.

Pacific Chamber Orchestra

The Pacific Chamber Orchestra (PCO) is a 40 piece symphony orchestra composed of professional musicians from throughout the Bay Area. It was founded over 20 years ago by its talented conductor and musical director, Lawrence Kohl. The orchestra combines the precision of a small ensemble with surprising dynamic range and power. PCO is notable for innovative and insightful interpretations of music of all eras.

Rae Dorough Speaker Series

The Rae Dorough Speaker Series features leading thinkers in science, literature and the arts who discuss topical issues of particular interest to the Livermore community in the intimacy of the Bankhead Theater.

Sycamore Strings Academy / Bothwell Arts Center

The Sycamore Strings Academy (formerly Suzuki Strings Academy) carries on a tradition from 1984 of quality music education in the Tri-Valley area. The Academy includes certified Suzuki instruction on string instruments, licensed Kindermusik classes and a popular guitar program. Students perform across the region in year-round concert series.

Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre

Formerly Pleasanton Playhouse, Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre presents a variety of audience-pleasing musical theater. As a non-profit, volunteer regional arts organization, we continue our mission to provide affordable quality theatre, training and cultural experiences, with a focus on children and family participation.

Valley Concert Chorale

The Valley Concert Chorale is a chorus of about 40 singers, many of whom live in the Tri-Valley area, including Livermore, Pleasanton, San Ramon and Danville. VCC’s director is John Bush and featured pianist is Daniel Glover. If you would like to sing with VCC, why not arrange for an audition? You can audition at any time, and then join the chorus at the beginning of the next quarter.

Valley Dance Theatre

Valley Dance Theatre is a non-profit organization committed to providing exceptional dance instruction and productions to the Tri-Valley Area. Their focus is in classical ballet and modern dance. Each year they present a full-length Nutcracker with a live orchestra, and a Spring show with varying themes.

accessibility at the bankhead


Wheelchair accessible seats cannot be purchased online. You must call our Ticket Office in advance at 925.373.6800 for seating and to ensure your needs are thoroughly met.

There is a drop-off/pick-up area located on Railroad Avenue, on the right side of the street, before you reach the stoplight to enter the parking garage.

Handicapped-reserved spaces are located on the lower level of the Livermore Valley Center parking garage.

An elevator is located on the West end of the main lobby.

Assistive listening devices are available free of charge from the House Manager’s Office in the lobby. Please let us know when purchasing your ticket of your special needs.

Fully accessible restrooms are located in the main lobby and in the upper lobby.

Support the Arts

Inscribed Pavers

Dedicate one of the decorative paver blocks that frame and define the entry from the Livermore Valley Plaza to the Bankhead Theater. Each size allows you to personalize your dedication and/or message. Once you’ve placed your order we’ll contact you to help you choose the exact message for the paver you’d like to donate.

Permanently commemorate a company or brand, feature your family crest or create your own custom design while supporting the arts with an engraved logo or artistic brick. The image will be etched in black on a sand-colored paver (6×12 or 12×12) or light gray granite tile (24×24). They are visible to thousands of people each year attending a variety of events and performances on the Livermore Valley Plaza and in the Bankhead Theater.

24″ x 24″ – Madden Family Courtyard – $1,500
12″ x 12″ – Livermore Valley Plaza $1,000
Logo Art Brick – Livermore Valley Plaza $500
6″ x 12″ – Livermore Valley Plaza $375
6″ x 9″ – Livermore Valley Plaza $150

Seat donations will be recognized by a commemorative medallion on your chosen chair in the Bankhead Theater as well as on the Donor Wall in the Lobby.

Grand Tier Seats $5,000
Central Tier Seats $2,500
Upper Tier Seats $1,000

Please note: donating a personalized seat does not guarantee the right to sit in that seat for a given performance.

Leave a Legacy

With a legacy gift to Livermore Valley Arts, you can be sure your charitable intentions will be realized while achieving the most favorable income tax benefits available. We are happy to meet with you to talk about your intentions and situation. However, we strongly recommend you consult with your estate planning professional or tax advisor to fulfill your goals for your financial portfolio and tax needs.

Making a legacy gift to the Center also qualifies you to join the Legacy Society, a group of philanthropic and pioneering members who share a strong bond with LVPAC and a desire to ensure a meaningful, lasting home for the arts in Livermore Valley.

If you have already included LVA in your plans (or if you intend to), please let us know. Contact Chris Carter, Executive Director, at [email protected] or call (925) 583-2311.

We accept a range of planned giving options:

In Your Will
The simplest way to leave a planned gift is to make a bequest including specific language in your will or living trust naming LVA as the recipient. The following is an example of suggested language to include in your will/trust:

“I give and bequeath to the Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center, a California non-profit corporation, located at 2400 First Street, Livermore, CA 94550, the sum of $____, or ______% of my estate, to be used for the accomplishment of its general purpose (or for a specific purpose as indicated).”

Charitable Gift Annuities
A charitable gift annuity (CGA) is the easiest way to create dependable income for life and help the Center. Please note that LVA does not administer CGAs but can recommend an administrator.

Charitable Trusts
A Charitable Remainder Trust or Charitable Lead Trust allows you to receive an estate or gift tax deduction and create a source of income for you or your loved ones while supporting the Center. Please note that LVA does not administer these trusts but can recommend an administrator.

Real Estate/Appreciated Assets
A variety of assets can be donated such as real estate, appreciated securities, and tangible personal property such as art or jewelry. Donating appreciated assets can help offset income and capital gains taxes. If you are contemplating gifting an investment property or a vacation home, a gift of real estate offers an excellent option for tax-wise giving. You can also include the Center as a beneficiary of real estate or appreciated assets in your will. Please be aware that as part of our gift acceptance policy, all gifts of real estate, appreciated assets and tangible personal property are examined on a case-by-case basis.

Retirement Plan Donations or Life Insurance Policies
You can name Livermore Valley Arts as the beneficiary of your IRA, 401k or 403b retirement plan or life insurance policy. This is a simple, effective way to support the arts while reducing or eliminating significant, often unanticipated tax penalties.