Arts & Culture Commission (AC5)

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  • Opening, September 8! Abstraction in Art, an AC5 Art Passages show at 651 Pine Street, the County's main administration building, featuring the works of acclaimed Contra Costa artists Lynn Glenn, George Rammell,Greg Starnes, and Josef Twirbutt. Building is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; public reception Friday, September 19 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. (See images below)

  • Congratulations to the 2014 Contra Costa County Arts Recognition recipients: Sylvia Fein, a painter from Martinez; Joel Summerhill, a painter and landscape architect from Antioch, and Silvester Henderson, chorale director and chair of the Music Department at Los Medanos Choir, in Pittsburg. The recipients will be honored by the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, October 21 at 9 a.m., in the Board Chamber at 651 Pine Street, Martinez. The public is welcome. Click here, or see page to left, for more on the recipients and all nominees. 
  • Check out our newly launched arts & 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!
Commission Overview 
To advise the Board of Supervisors in matters and issues relevant to Arts and Culture; to advance the arts in a way that promotes communication, education, appreciation and collaboration throughout Contra Costa County; to preserve, celebrate, and share the arts and culture of the many diverse ethnic groups who live in Contra Costa County; to create partnerships with business and government; to increase communications and understanding between all citizens through art. 

Most importantly, the Commission will promote arts and culture as a vital element in the quality of life for all of the citizens of Contra Costa County. 

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(Pictured: Carlos Leal, Richmond High School, Poetry Out Loud, 2013)