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For the love of volunteers, and right back atcha! – Part 2

This is part two of a two-part series on how volunteers help LBC thrive – and vice versa. In 2005, Alicia Carrasco-Aldoney attended an LBC performance of the folk group Quilapayún. They were from her home country of Chile, and she found…

Donors put Professional Development programs over the top!

Recently, we wrote to ask your help in continuing the indispensable work of teachers and teaching artists who enrich the lives and learning of thousands of students in our schools. You agreed that our Professional Development programs in…

Free- and reduced-ticket fund puts the arts within reach across the North Bay

LBC and our donors recognize that too many people in the North Bay do not have access to the Arts. In effect, it does a disserve both to the individuals who are shut out as well as to the whole community, which counts on the arts to invigorate…

For the Love of Volunteers: Part 1

This is the first part of a two-part series on how volunteers help LBC thrive – and vice versa. Part one tells you why we love our volunteers. Part two tells why they love us – and how you can too. One month after the 2017 Tubbs fire…

Honoring Black artists who have shaped the American story

Luther Burbank Center for the Arts joins the rest of the nation this month in paying tribute to the generations of Black Americans who struggled with adversity to achieve full citizenship in American society. As part of this tribute, we call…

Virtual Programming Reboot

How to fall in love with at-home entertainment and online learning again At the beginning of the pandemic, most of us were singing the praises of virtual programming. With enthusiasm and optimism, we leaped at this novel way to stay connected…

Greeting 2022 with Reflection and Resolve: January 2022 Newsletter

Like most of the rest of the planet, Luther Burbank Center for the Arts approached 2022 with reflection and resolve. Reflection on a pandemic’s power to alter our way of life. Resolve in the way we have learned over the years to respond to…

A Thousand Ways to Interact: December 2021 Newsletter

NEW SCULPTURE GARDEN EXHIBITION INVITES EVERYONE TO CONNECT When was the last time you walked around LBC’s Sculpture Garden? This living exhibition space is open for the community to enjoy year-round. LBC announces a new exhibition for…

It's family time with your LBC! November 2021 Newsletter

The Luther Burbank Center has been offering family shows since 1999. While we’ve presented many different kinds of theater for young audiences and dazzling entertainment over the years, one thing has stayed unwaveringly the same: our commitment…

Welcoming you back: October 2021 Newsletter

People took their seats, the lights dimmed, and the sound of thunderous applause filled the theater as the artists took the stage! It was a poignant moment as the community welcomed back Chicago after the main theater had been dark for nearly…

Celebrating 40 Years of Impact: September 2021 Newsletter

For 40 years the LBC has been serving the community as a home for arts, entertainment, and education programs. We are a community gathering place, an event center, a destination for public art, and a home to resident companies.

Celebrating 12 Years of Fiesta! August 2021 Newsletter

The LBC is VIRTUALLY celebrating the 12th annual Fiesta de Independencia on Sunday, September 12 from 2:00 –3:00PM. Organized by the Center’s Latino Advisory Council, this FREE event will include performances by Ballet Folklórico Ireri,…
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