Upcoming Creative Impact Events & Programs

SFUSD Arts Festival Community Celebration

Mar 5 2015

5 -8 pm

San Francisco, CA

Bring your families to the SFUSD Arts Festival Community Celebration and enjoy performances throughout the night, as well as exhibits of visual, literary and media arts by students from San Francisco schools.

(Community Event)

San Francisco Unified School District Arts Festival, Community Celebration

Mar 5 2015

San Francisco, CA

Please join us for the SFUSD Arts Festival, a celebration of student creativity in visual, literary, media, and performing arts.

When: February 28 - March 8, 2015 

(Community Event)

girls jazz day

Mar 7 2015

1 - 5 pm

berkeley, CA

JazzGirls Day
Celebrating Women in Jazz: Past, Present and Future
Tired of being one of the only girls in your band?
Wondering where all the other girls are?
Want an alternative to the boy-dominated jazz world?

(Community Event)

Savoring the Seasonal Color Palette of Spring- Slow Food Meets Slow Textiles with Natural Dyeing

Mar 8 2015

10:00am-3:00pm

Berkeley, CA

Savoring the Seasonal Color Palette of Spring- Slow Food Meets Slow Textiles with Natural Dyeing
Sunday, March 8, 10am-3pm
$150 registration

(Community Event)

The Music Connection (TMC) at UC Berkeley Community Event

Mar 15 2015

1:00 to 4:00 P. M.

Berkeley, CA

Celebrating music for young people! Come and enjoy an instrument petting zoo, performances by middle school musicians, information about music opportunities at UC Berkeley and The Music Connection, a student volunteer group that tutors public school music students.

(Community Event)

Lunchtime Guided Meditation

Repeats every week every Thursday until Thu Mar 26 2015 . Mar 19 2015, Mar 26 2015

12:00-1:00Pm

Oakland, CA

Lunchtime Guided Meditation and Teachings with Pauletta Chanco, OACC Artist in Residence and practitioner in Theravada Buddhist tradition.

(Community Event)

Richmond Art Center Opening Reception

Mar 21 2015

4 – 6 pm

Richmond, CA

Enjoy the work of emerging and established artists at this reception. "Mildred Howard: Spirit and Matter," showcases four decades of evocative work from free-standing sculpture to wall-mounted musings that address racism, injustice and compassion.

(Community Event)

Richmond Art Center Exhibitions

Mar 22 2015 to May 24 2015

Tues-Sat 10am - 5 pm, Sun Noon - 5:00 pm

Richmond, CA

Enjoy the work of emerging and established artists in our four galleries. "Mildred Howard: Spirit and Matter," showcases four decades of evocative work from free-standing sculpture to wall-mounted musings that address racism, injustice and compassion, thru May 24.

(Community Event)

Lunchtime Guided Meditation

Mar 19 2015, Mar 26 2015

12:00-1:00Pm

Oakland, CA

Lunchtime Guided Meditation and Teachings with Pauletta Chanco, OACC Artist in Residence and practitioner in Theravada Buddhist tradition.

(Community Event)

Prescott Circus Theatre's 2015 Spring Showcase

Mar 28 2015

11:00am & 1:30pm

Oakland, CA

The Prescott Circus Theatre, now in its 31st year, will again present their annual Student Showcase on Saturday, March 28th, 2015 at Oakland Technical High School. Over 100 talented Oakland youth will demonstrate their skills in two shows at 11:00am and 1:30pm.

(Community Event)

Art Fest

Mar 28 2015

10AM-1PM

Oakland, CA

Kids and their families from all over Oakland are welcome to come to this free event for a celebration of creativity! Attendees will participate in hands-on activities, such as making instruments, painting, drawing, crafts, and dancing. Best for children ages 5-15.

(Community Event)

Mildred Howard in Conversation

Mar 29 2015

1:00 pm

Richmond, CA

Join the artist in conversation with guest curator Jan Wurm for an intimate view of the artist's work in the exhibition “Mildred Howard: Spirit and Matter” and hear about her art making process in this casual exchange.

(Community Event)

Berkeley Symphony: "I'm a Performer!" Family Concert

Apr 11 2015

10am-11am

Berkeley, CA

Rosin your bow and polish your horn! Get ready for this one-of-a-kind opportunity to perform alongside professional orchestra musicians! An annual tradition at Berkeley Symphony, “I’m a Performer!” family concerts are open to all music lovers, instrumentalists and singers alike.

(Community Event)

Emeryville Taiko

Apr 18 2015

7:30pm-9:00pm

Select City, CA

Join the Oakland Asian Cultural Center for Emeryville Taiko on Saturday, April 28th, 2015 from 7:30pm. This family-friendly event is presented by Emeryville Taiko, which is one of the best taiko performance team in Berkeley.

(Community Event)

Don Farnsworth – Magnifying Magnolia and Mildred

Apr 19 2015

2 – 3:30 pm

Richmond, CA

With his fine art press, Magnolia Editions, Don Farnsworth has forged new paths in printmaking techniques to enable artists to pursue visions and new imagery.

(Community Event)

West Contra Costa Student Art Show Reception

Apr 23 2015

5 – 7 pm

Richmond, CA

Celebrate fifty years of this popular exhibition which showcases the individual creative voices and art created by hundreds of middle and high school students at this reception. This Student Art Show is an annual collaboration between the school district and the Richmond Art Center. FREE

(Community Event)

Upcycle

Apr 25 2015

1 – 4 pm

Richmond, CA

Create, see and learn about the art of upcycling at this maker festival for the whole family. Upcycling workstations will feature hands-on activities that creatively re-use materials otherwise headed for the landfill.

(Community Event)

May 2, 2015 to
May 3, 2015

Berkeley Symphony: Under Construction I

May 2 2015 to May 3 2015

3pm-5pm

Berkeley, CA

Working in collaboration with EarShot: the National Orchestral Composition Discovery Network, and its partner organizations – the American Composers Forum, League of American Orchestras, New Music USA and the American Composers Orchestra – Berkeley Symphony will expand its Under Construction New

(Community Event)

Berkeley Symphony: Under Construction II

May 3 2015

7pm-9pm

Berkeley, CA

Working in collaboration with EarShot: the National Orchestral Composition Discovery Network, and its partner organizations – the American Composers Forum, League of American Orchestras, New Music USA and the American Composers Orchestra – Berkeley Symphony will expand its Under Construction New

(Community Event)

Workshop – Boxing Our Memories

May 3 2015

2 – 3:30 pm

Richmond, CA

Bring a box, old purse, old tool kit or lunch box. Then bring all the bits and pieces you’ve been collecting and holding onto for memories: photos, flowers, letters, toys, broken strings of beads. We will glue and tape and paint and bind these into a collage of personal memory and history.

(Community Event)

Art in the Community Student Art Reception

May 9 2015

3 – 5 pm

Richmond, CA

Come celebrate with students and see the artwork these elementary to high school students created in our traveling Art in the Community program.

(Community Event)

Del Sol String Quartet Performance & Special Reception

May 17 2015

2 pm

Richmond, CA

The fabulous Del String Quartet returns to the Art Center’s gallery with their adventurous programming responsive to the work and spirit of the artist, Mildred Howard, and her exhibition “Mildred Howard: Spirit and Matter.” A reception follows the performance.

(Community Event)

Mildred Howard Exhibition Closing Reception

May 24 2015

3 – 5 pm

Richmond, CA

Celebrate the work of artist Mildred Howard at this closing event for her exhibition “Mildred Howard: Spirit and Matter, which showcases four decades of evocative work from free-standing sculpture to wall-mounted musings that address racism, injustice and compassion. FREE

(Community Event)

Camp Kala Week 1: The Art of Music

Jun 15 2015 to Jun 19 2015

9am-3pm

Berkeley, CA

At Camp Kala children engage in hands-on art activities while working in a professional studio environment at Kala Art Institute. During Week 1 unleash your child's imagination through movement, rhythm, composition and musical storytelling.

(Community Event)

Camp Kala Week 2: Artist's Field Guide to Science and Nature

Jun 22 2015 to Jun 26 2015

9am-3pm

Berkeley, CA

At Camp Kala Summer Youth Art Programs children engage in hands-on art activities while working in a professional studio environment at Kala Art Institute. During Week 2 children 6-9 get their hands dirty investigating plant science and ecology through drawing, painting and collage.

(Community Event)

Camp Kala Week 3

Jun 29 2015 to Jul 2 2015

9am - 3pm

Berkeley, CA

At Camp Kala Summer Youth Art Programs children engage in hands-on art activities while working in a professional studio environment at Kala Art Institute.

(Community Event)

Camp Kala Week 4: Sculpt, Mold, Build: An Exploration of 3D Multiples

Jul 6 2015 to Jul 10 2015

9am-3pm

Berkeley, CA

At Camp Kala Summer Youth Art Programs children engage in hands-on art activities while working in a professional studio environment at Kala Art Institute. Calling all builders, sculptors, and makers aged 9-12 for Week 4!

(Community Event)

Camp Kala Week 5 - Think Outside the Book: An Investigation of Words and Forms

Jul 13 2015 to Jul 17 2015

9am-3pm

Berkeley, CA

At Camp Kala Summer Youth Art Program children engage in hands-on art activities while working in a professional studio environment at Kala Art Institute.

(Community Event)

Camp Kala Week 6: High School Drawing Studio

Jul 20 2015 to Jul 24 2015

10am-4pm

Berkeley, CA

At Camp Kala Summer Youth Art Program kids engage in hands-on art activities while working in a professional studio environment at Kala Art Institute. For Week 6 we invite high school students at every level of experience to spend concentrated studio time working on drawing skills.

(Community Event)

Camp Kala Week 7: High School Printmaking Survey

Jul 27 2015 to Jul 31 2015

10am-4pm

Berkeley, CA

At Camp Kala Summer Youth Art Program kids engage in hands-on art activities while working in a professional studio environment at Kala Art Institute.

(Community Event)

Back to the Source

Aug 2 2015 to Aug 8 2015

9am-5pm

San Francisco, CA

This summer, connect with your dramatic self and find new inspiration in the transformative and collaborative act of making theater by coming Back to the Source at A.C.T.

(Professional Development)