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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…

State-of-the-art lighting and sound take LBC stage into the future

Photo exhibit celebrates its past To elevate your experience of live performances here at the LBC, this summer we implemented new state-of-the art lighting and sound systems in the Ruth Finley Person Theater. As part of the “glow up”…

14 Sculptures Bring Geometry and Aesthetics Together in New Sculpture Garden Exhibit

In our commitment to expand the community’s access to the visual arts, the LBC recently worked with local artists and the Voigt Family Sculpture Foundation to bring a new exhibit of 14 works to its outdoor Sculpture Garden in Santa Rosa. Titled…

Live Theater as Classroom: Elevating the Canvas of Learning in Sonoma County

There is an undeniable magic that comes with live theater—the captivating performances, the rich storytelling, and the immersive experience that transports us to different worlds. We believe that this magic should be accessible to everyone,…

Unveiled at LBC! Two Large-Scale Murals by Renowned Artist Maria de Los Angeles

The entrance to Luther Burbank Center for the Arts flashed a colorful new look last month when we unveiled two large-scale murals by the renowned artist Maria de Los Angeles. LBC’s gift to the North Bay community, the murals are installed…

Visual Arts Spotlight: Robert Ellison's Steel Titans

Two towering, white steel sculptures have dominated LBC’s 28- acre campus for more than three decades and, by the artist’s design, likely will remain as long as the landscape does. "If I'm going to spend a lot of time and effort making these…
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