EVENTS & Tickets
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center has numerous signature events throughout the year that capture the true essence of art. Read more about these signature events below.
Brilliance at the Bankhead 2021
September 11, 2021
Vanessa Williams is one of the most respected and multi-faceted performers in the entertainment industry today with her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. She has topped the charts in a range of genres and her eight studio albums have included her smash hit "Save the Best for Last," and "Colors of the Wind" from Disney’s Pocahontas, for which she was honored with a Golden Globe, a Grammy and the Academy Award for Best Original Song. She will be accompanied by the Livermore-Amador Symphony at Brilliance at the Bankhead, the largest fundraising event of the year for Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center.
The gala event includes dinner and live music on the plaza before the show, as well as exciting live and silent auctions before the performance. Proceeds support both the Bankhead Theater and the Bothwell Arts Center, as well as educational and cultural arts outreach activities. See photos of the 2019 Gala with Matthew Morrison here.
October 10, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Since 2001, ArtWalk has been the Tri-Valley’s premiere one-day art festival. Over 200 artists have displayed their works on sidewalks and plazas, in parks and galleries, surrounded by boutique shops, wine tasting rooms and restaurants in historic downtown Livermore. Artworks 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. Art is the main focus of the day at ArtWalk: meet the artists and buy one-of-a-kind, original hand made treasures.
Live music and artists are located at all the parks Downtown. In the past, the Bankhead Plaza and Livermorium Park have hosted live music drawing everyone to explore artists’ booths all Downtown. Last year's event included the "Building Bridges" community art project. See photos of the 2019 event here.
Livermore Innovation Fair
Inspiring Creativity for a Changing Climate
May 2, 2020 CANCELLED
Bankhead Theater & Plaza
Livermore Innovation Fair began in 2017, a project designed to combine a STEM focus with the Arts to generate excitement among all ages in the community. A FREE, family-friendly showcase of discovery and imagination it is equal parts science fair, high-tech exhibition, art show, and community carnival.
This year’s theme was to be "Inspiring Creativity for a Changing Climate" focusing on how innovation and new ideas can help solve some of the most pressing challenges in our future. Unfortunately the event was cancelled for 2020 when the Bankhead closed due to COVID-19 concerns.
Last year, “Building for the Moon and Beyond” honored the 50th anniversary of the Apollo Moon Landing. Inspired by the maker movement, hundreds of young STEAM enthusiasts had the chance to build things, get involved in experiments and demonstrations, and take various gadgets for a test drive. Attendees had a first-person experience in a range of STEAM-related fields, including rocketry, robotics, 3D printing and production, animation, art projects, virtual reality, speakers series, and others. This was an inclusive event for children of all ages and abilities. See photos of the 2019 event here.