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December Events Gathered Community Around the Arts

When we say the LBC is Sonoma County’s gathering place for the arts, we’re not exaggerating! Thanks to the donors and members who make our community events possible, in December alone, more than 36,000 locals came to the LBC to enjoy a variety…

LBC and Creative Sonoma to present arts educator of the year award

Deadline for submissions: January 12, 2024 – LBC and Creative Sonoma have teamed up to present the first Sonoma County Arts Educator of the Year Award, recognizing individuals who have made significant contributions to the advancement of…

Mariachi Student Becomes First Californian and First Latino to Win National Talent Competition

Congratulations to LBC mariachi student Adrian Soto, winner of the 75th Annual Future Farmers of America (FFA) talent competition at the 96th annual convention in Indianapolis, Indiana. The 16-year-old is the first student from California and…

Donors Turn LBC Gifts Into Tributes

In September, we shared the story of LBC donor Lorraine Tunzi, who worked with the LBC to create a way for family and friends to designate their donations to a fund in her daughter Ashley’s name. A few other donors shared memories of loved…

14th Annual Fiesta De Independencia Celebrates Hispanic Heritage in Sonoma County

With the most festive time of the year upon us, we’re highlighting scenes from one of our most festive community cultural events of the year: Fiesta de Independencia! With the generous sponsorship of Redwood Credit Union, for the 14th year,…

Give the Gift of Live Performance: 5 Reasons Tickets Make the Best Presents

The holiday season is fast approaching, and it's the perfect time to spread joy and make memories with your loved ones. If you're looking for a thoughtful and unique gift idea, consider giving the gift of live performances from Luther Burbank…

New Online Tool Makes Estate Planning Easier

Are you finding it challenging to create your estate plan? Unsure of where to start or how to leave a meaningful legacy for your loved ones and causes you're passionate about? Luther Burbank Center for the Arts has a solution to simplify the…

Donations matched to brighten the lives of deserving local schoolchildren - and their futures!

Always aiming to increase access to the arts for more schoolchildren, this fall LBC launched a free, afterschool ballet folklórico dance program to inspire and empower more children through arts. We hope you will consider a donation to…

How LBC and Parsons Dance “schooled” local students and teachers in the art of dance

LBC’s Education and Community Engagement (ECE) makes sure that the young people in our community experience art in all the ways that can benefit body, mind, and spirit. From music and drama to dance and visual art, our arts education programs…

Northern Lights “glows up” with more lights, extra scenes, and new sculptures by local artists

Back by popular demand, LBC’s Northern Lights, a free winter lights art walk, opens this month, again transforming the outdoor Sculpture Garden into a festive, lighted arts experience. Last year, Northern Lights attracted more than 25,000…

LBC Wins NEA Grant to Expand Community Access to the Art of Dance

We are proud and delighted to announce that the LBC has received a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) in support of our Rodney Strong Dance Series and affiliated community engagement activities that advance the power of the…

New ballet folklórico program may level the “learning field” for students of Latin-American heritage

There's good reason the LBC is committed to expanding access to the arts for our local school children, especially the large population of students who share a Latin-American heritage. Yes, our mariachi program and a new Mexican Folk Dance…
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