​What's New:
  • Opening, Art Passages: Holiday Drive, Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano. Every year around the holidays, the Art Passages walls at 651 Pine Street are decorated in tribute to the traditional drive for donations to the local food bank, including a friendly competition among the County Supervisors and between Contra Costa & Solano counties. The tradition includes a graphic design competition. The winner, Yuko Lau, is featured below. Click here for more. 
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  • Interested in promoting arts & culture in Contra Costa? Commission seat open! AC5 has two seats open, an At-Large seat which can be filled by residents of any part of the county, and a District 1 seat, for residents of County District 1, under Supervisor John Gioia. These are volunteer positions. Meetings are evenings, once a month in Martinez. Interested individuals can download an application here. Instructions on returning the application are on the form. Call or email the commission with questions (contact information to the right).
  • Know a talented high school artist? California State Summer School for the Arts (CSSSA), a four week intensive arts training program for high school students is accepting applications for its 2015 program. Includes music, theatre, dance, fine arts, media arts, writing. Scholarships are available. Learn more here, including how to apply.  ScholarshipHero2013CSSSA
  • Looking for a performing arts space in Contra Costa, or have one to rent? Check our new online performing arts venue directory, (also on the left), a partnership with Bay Area Performing Arts.
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  • Check out our newly launched arts and culture  directory and calendar (linked on left), available for your perusal and use. Add your bio, contact information, professional website to the public directory, and your events and shows to the calendar. Spread the word of this great new service! Check the directory guide, and the event/calendar quide, located on each home page, for easy directions.
  • Check out the Flickr feed from Portals Art Passages, October 21 to November 21, Art is a Gateway to Health.  (More images below.)
Below: Images from Portals, Art Passages