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Firehouse Arts Center News

Fresh Works X:

Meghana Metragotri’s watercolor “Bavarian Countryside” is hanging in Fresh Works X.

Fresh Works X is showing at the Harrington Art Gallery, a year after entries were juried and accepted into the Firehouse Arts Center’s show.  Of course the show couldn’t be hung then due to COVID but it is up now until June 26, 2021 and features 59 works from 49 local Bay Area artists working in a broad variety of media including oil painting, mosaic, photography, video, oil colored pencil and sculpture. Several PAL and LAA artists are included.



Exhibit Hours now until June 26, 2021

  • Thursdays: 10am-12pm
  • Fridays: 3pm-5pm
  • Saturdays: 11am-3pm
  • Additional times by appointment only


A limit of 12 people will be allowed in the space at a time and social distancing rules will be in place. All attendees will be asked to wear face coverings. The Firehouse is at 4444 Railroad Ave., Pleasanton.

View additional information including the many local participating artists HERE. Harrington Gallery Phone is 925 931-4849. 

The Nancy Thompson Memorial Wall:

Check back here for artists being displayed on the The Nancy Thompson Memorial Wall (PAL Wall) at the Firehouse. 

Art in Place:

Visit the Harrington Gallery Virtual Show Art in Place

Other Events

Lynn House Gallery Re-Opening, May 20 – July 11, 809 W. First Street, Antioch.

East Bay Open Studios Resumes in 2021! Visit Carolyn Lord’s home-studio Saturday and Sunday, June 12-13, 11:00 am to 6:00 pm. Recent and vintage paintings, sketches, drawings, block-prints, and etchings. Prices range from $5 to $4500. Handicap assessable. Refreshments. Following state and county pandemic guidelines. For maps and listings of all of the participating artists: Carolyn’s web-site:

New Virtual Exhibition Series: The Alameda County Arts Commission has launched a new virtual exhibition series to share online versions of 2020 and 2021 exhibitions scheduled to be presented in the Alameda County Administration Building in Oakland. Currently, the building is temporarily closed to ensure the health and safety of the public and County staff. The online exhibition series includes exhibitions by the African-American Quilt Guild of Oakland, East Bay Heritage Quilters, the Oakland Art Association and the Tri-Valley Conservancy. To learn more and view the exhibitions,

“Composing the Future”, an exhibit from the Northern California Women’s Caucus for Art From Livermore Arts, Bankhead and Bothwell Exhibit at the Bankhead Theater May 7 to June 27, 2021. As artists, we are witnesses and raw material for envisioning possible futures. The artworks in the Composing the Future exhibition engage on many levels – wonder, worry, hopefulness, and activism, in an inspired array of visual media. Information:, 925 447-ARTS,

Bankhead Theater Gallery, Open Fridays 2-6, Saturdays and Sundays 1:00 to 5:00 pm. Masks required, limited entry. Bankhead Theater, 2400 First Street, Livermore.

Alamo Danville Artists’ Society Blackhawk Gallery opens a new exhibit “Fasination” featuring one guest artist and over 30 member artists. Guest artist Jake Edwards will exhibit his metal sculptures. The Blackhawk Gallery is located at 3416 Blackhawk Plaza Circle in Danville. The exhibit will be on view Wednesday through Sunday from Friday March 26th through Saturday July 3rd. The Exhibit is free and open to the public.

LAA Gallery News

LAA Gallery is Now Open Weekends! Saturdays 11:30 to 3:30 and Sundays 10:00 to 2:00. We have 20 artists which includes painters, jewelers, glass and ceramic artists, photographers, a quilling artist, and a glass blower. There is a large variety of notecards and tote bags. Everything is produced locally by LAA members. If you haven’t been in the Gallery for awhile, come and see us! Upstairs in the Carnegie Building, 2155 3rd Street, Livermore. 925 449-9927. 

We are pleased to introduce our two new artists:

Carina King is a fused glass artist. She bases her glass pieces on her Northern California tribal heritage, incorporating traditional basket designs. Although her degree is in engineering, she has been making art with seed beads as a child, stained glass at 13 years old, and now fused glass. Carina has always worked with her hands creating things from her environment. Her website:

Meghana Mitragotri is a watercolor artist. She chose the sheer versatility of water paints since the resulting array of shades, movement, textures and hues bring to life her idea of natural beauty and a level of serenity in the painting. Growing up in a diverse community where her family were scientists, she elevated her creative interests in art, languages, classical music and dance. Her website:

LAA Gallery On-Line Store: – Go to Online Store Button on far right of menu and check out all the beautiful art and gifts! Curbside Pickup will be arranged