LBC and Creative Sonoma Name Sonoma County Arts Educator of The Year

Meet Jolene Johnson, Sonoma County’s first Arts Educator of the Year! The LBC and Creative Sonoma together presented the award to Jolene on March 27 at the Arts Education Alliance Mix and Mingle at Mitote Food Park. She also was honored…

Luther Locals Live 2024 to Showcase Ten Unique Local Bands

On the heels of its thrillingly successful inaugural season last year, Luther Locals Live is back for a summer of fun, free, outdoor concerts right here in our own back yard with an impressive lineup of local bands. The series of 10 live…

A Year with Their LBC Instruments, Student Musicians Take to the Stage

LBC’s third annual Music Appreciation Day next month will celebrate the accomplishments of the 780 students who played in their school band or orchestra this year because they had access to LBC’s free Music for Schools instrument lending…

Rena Charles Gallery Donating 10% of Sales to Art of Dessert

To celebrate LBC’s 21st annual Art of Dessert fundraiser on April 6, the Rena Charles Gallery is presenting its “Confection Perfection” exhibit during the month of April. Better yet, the gallery is giving 10% of sales from April 1 –…

New Intermediate Class Highlights Continuing Improvements To Free, After-school Ballet Folklórico Class​

For 26 delighted local students last fall, back-to-school meant a new after-school ballet folklórico class at LBC. Wearing brightly colored, voluminous skirts while twirling and stepping to the percussive beat of the music, did they know…

LBC’s Free Instrument Lending Library: A Time Capsule Of Music Education For All

On a late summer day, inside a secure, temperature-controlled outbuilding on the LBC campus, an assortment of musical instruments fills the shelves that stack the walls and the ones that tower floor-to-ceiling up the middle of the room.…

Donor Story: Mike and Maureen Merrill

Maureen and Mike Merrill’s LBC story starts the day they first met. Right here at the LBC! In 1982, Maureen owned a health club, which held a fundraiser for Soroptimists International, an organization she championed. Mike attended as…

LBC Programs Extend the Enrichment Potential of School Shows

While School Shows do put a feather in our cap as Sonoma County’s predominant and far-reaching nonprofit arts education resource, several correlative LBC programs, including Set the Stage, Art Talks, Master Classes & Student Clinics,…

Using School Shows to Strengthen Reading Skills

On a recent visit to Steele Lane Elementary school in Santa Rosa, LBC donor Julia Grant was impressed to see LBC’s From Page to Stage Reading Initiative in action. Later that week, Steele Lane’s third graders would see LBC’s performance…

Stories come to life onstage to create better outcomes for all students

To Sonoma County students, there’s almost nothing like the magic of one of LBC’s School Shows. Thanks to ongoing support from donors, members, and sponsors, this year, LBC is presenting 27 of them – up from 22 last year– signaling a…
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