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Music Appreciation Day Showcases Student Success Thanks to Instrument Loans

Music Appreciation Day 2023 Thanks to LBC donors and members, as more and more local students borrow instruments to play in their school band or orchestra each year, our Music for Schools instrument lending library grows to accommodate…

Bake. Post. Tag. Win! The Mitts Come Off for 3rd Art of Dessert Bake Off

If LBC’s annual Art of Dessert fundraiser is right around the corner, you know what that means! It’s time for the third annual LBC Bake Off, when the mitts come off for the North Bay’s Artists of Dessert! In the run-up to our popular…

Exploring the intellectual discourse of hip hop at LBC

Think you can’t relate to hip hop culture? Ask yourself: Can you relate to Shakespeare? (Or just a fan of iambic pentameter?) Do you enjoy listening to the blues? How about jazz? Country? Does a Louis Armstrong or Duke Ellington tune send…

Latino Advisory Council 20 Years Later

Twenty years ago, the LBC established a Latino outreach initiative that soon formalized our Latino Advisory Council (LAC). Today’s LAC cultivates community relationships and collaborates on engaging programs that celebrate Latino arts…

Inaugural winter lights art walk gathers thousands to LBC Sculpture Garden

Dear LBC, I am writing to express my appreciation of the NorthernLights display. It is absolutely fabulous and something that really benefits our community. When we drove up, it was so exciting to see the bright, dazzling lights. Unlike…

LBC expands free Adult Guitar Class to welcome more beginners

Since it was introduced in April 2020, LBC’s adult guitar class has gained enough buzz to grow from a few community members to 25 students. Now that most of them have a year or two under their belts, this month, we started a new beginner class…

From Page to Stage Program: It’s curtains-up for future lifelong readers again!

For seven years, LBC’s "From Page to Stage" program was turning a lot of local third graders into lifelong readers. During the pandemic shutdown, however, 3rd graders at three local schools missed their turn to participate. It’s the…

Versa-Style Dance Company Inspires Sonoma County to Think from Many Angles

LBC works with world-class artists who believe there’s more to art than just the songs, the sculpture, the play, or the dance to please the eye and fill the soul. They believe that the world is a better place when children engage in the arts…

Sculpture Garden Sparkles for Winter Lights Art Walk

For the first time ever, LBC’s Sculpture Garden has been transformed for a special winter welcome to this oasis of public outdoor art in the middle of the LBC campus. Featuring a festive illumination of the current exhibit, Thousand Ways,…

When the stars came out at the donor appreciation party, they rocked

If there were ever a moment that captured our expansive gratitude for the people who support LBC, it happened on an autumn evening in October as the sun set over our annual Donor Appreciation Party. As if to signal our immeasurable thanks,…

Paying it forward: LBC donors Jeff and Barbara Ireland turn a passion for music and community into a legacy of joy

A passion for music can originate from many places. Early piano lessons. Playing in the school band. A parent who plays an instrument. Or hearing an especially talented artist. On the other hand, the instinct to be of service to the community…
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