@Bedford Gallery, Lesher Center for the Arts
Cultural Currency: Contemporary Art from the Riemer Collection explores the innovative ways artists use money as a medium to expand its value beyond a given denomination. Each of the national and international artists in the exhibition investigates preconceived definitions of monetary value, meticulously repurposing bills and coins into exquisite, precise artworks. Universally relevant, humorous and, at times, critical, Cultural Currency asks us to consider how the definition of currency can be reshaped into a multifaceted object steeped in meaning and intrigue.
Time: Gallery open from Thurs. – Sun., 12-5pm, excluding holidays
@Ruth Bancroft Garden
Each Thursday, we will host a story time reading in our new Children’s Nook in the Garden.
Cost: Free with garden admission ($10 adults, children under 12 free)
Sat., July 16
Public Art Walking Tour
@Meet in front of Lesher Center for the Arts
Bedford Gallery offers one hour docent-led walking tours of Walnut Creek’s wonderful downtown public art collection every third Saturday, April through November. Our Docents are trained by public art specialists and can offer information and insight appropriate for all ages. More information: https://www.bedfordgallery.org/public-art/public-art-tours.
Cost: Adult $5.00. 18 years or younger are free. Please pay in person (cash only).
Includes admission to Bedford Gallery.
Thurs., July 21
@online or in person (3021 Citrus Circle #170, Walnut Creek)
Do you dream of transforming your space? We can help turn your dream into a reality. Join our home remodeling seminar and allow our expert team to guide you through the basic steps of a home remodel, answer all of your questions, and more. Let us help you dream a little. After all, dreaming is the first step to creating something new. The event shall be available virtually or with limited in-person attendance with social distancing and following health and safety protocols. RSVP: https://gordonreese.com/home-remodeling-seminar/ or by phone (925) 885-3770.
Fri., July 29
Model Railroad Show
Please join the Walnut Creek Model Railroad Society (WCMRS) for their train show and open house. Come and see the largest HO scale layout on permanent display in the Bay Area. They have one of the largest layouts in the United States. They have over 4,300 feet of track covering an area of 2,500 square feet, climbing to an elevation of 4 feet. The WCMRS is located in Larkey Park opposite the newly renovated Larkey Pool and within a short walk of the Lindsay Wildlife Experience.
www.wcmrs.org for more information and to see pictures of their incredible layout with its mountain scenery and the meticulous attention to detail.
Cost: Adults $5.00, Children (6-12) $3.00, Senior (60+) $3.00. Kids 5 yrs and younger are admitted FREE.
Save the date:
Wed., Aug. 3
First Wednesday Street Faire
@Downtown Walnut Creek – Cypress St. between N. Main and Locust
Enjoy a fun street festival full of live music, dancing, tasty bites, wine and beer, Kids Fun Zone, interactive games and other surprises.