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ArtWalk in Livermore this weekend

Family celebration of visual, performing, cultural arts

The 17th annual ArtWalk will offer works ranging from contemporary to classical, abstract to realism. (Photo by Andrew Edwards)

ArtWalk, a community celebration of the arts, will take place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in downtown Livermore this Saturday with hundreds of handmade and original works displayed by their artists, ranging from contemporary to classical, abstract to realism, potter to jewelry and mixed media.

Most artwork can be purchased and those who buy more than $200 in art, jewelry, crafts or other products at ArtWalk are eligible to enter a special drawing for a hand-painted wooden box filled with select local wines.

The celebration will also feature live music throughout the downtown area and dance groups, arts demonstrations, and crafts for children. The works will be clustered throughout downtown parks, sidewalks, galleries, wine bars, restaurants and shops.

To help everyone see everything at ArtWalk, bicycle rickshaws, powered for the day by All Together Mobile Bike Rentals, can be used to visit all the parks and participating galleries. Visitors also can participate in Recycled Rodeo, a hands-on community art project for all ages that will create temporary sculptures using recycled materials.

Inside the lobby of the Bankhead Theater will be an exhibit, "The Art of Drama," curated by Bothwell Arts Center. The exhibit features more than 60 works that express the concept of drama as seen through the eyes of local artists and will be on display through the end of October.

The ArtWalk, now in its 17th year, is run by the Bothwell Arts Center, 2466 Eighth St., which is operated by Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center. Visit bothwelllvpac.wixsite.com/Artwalk for more information.

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