Diablo magazine's Insiders Club


Visit the Bedford Gallery located at 1601 Civic Drive In Walnut Creek for a new show and summer programming, perfect for beating the heat. Click here or call (925) 295-1417 for more information.

Botanica: All Things Plant Life

On view July 12 - September 6, 2015

From 16th Century Flemish painters, to CÚzanne and the Post Impressionists, the color, variety, and symbolism found in plant life has made it a popular subject for artistic inspiration. Botanica features over 100 artists drawing on these themes to create artwork that explores how plant life can be represented in a diverse reach of media.

The exhibition was juried by Ken Harman of Hashimoto Contemporary and Spoke Art in San Francisco and MacKenzie Stevens of the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles.

Opening Reception: Sunday, July 12, 3 to 5 p.m.

$5 Admission, wine and hors d'oeuvres hosted by the Bedford Gallery Guild. Free for Friends of the Bedford.

Gallery Hours and Admission: Open Tuesday - Sunday, 

12 to 5 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. when there are evening performances in the Lesher Center for the Arts; Adults $5, Youth (13-17) $3, Children 12 and under are free.

Image caption: Sean Talamini, Be Still So That I May Grow, 2014, Acrylic on wood, 12 x 12 inches

Paper Poppies Workshop with Tiffanie Turner

Sunday, August 30, 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

$60 (workshop fee includes admission to Botanica)

RSVP required as space is limited - click here to sign up.


In this workshop, Botanica artist Tiffanie Turner will teach you how to make your own Icelandic poppies which can be displayed on their own or worked into floral crowns and garlands. Light breakfast and coffee will be provided.

Public Art Walking Tours

Hear the stories behind Walnut Creek's wonderful Public Art collection. Docent-led tours meet in front of the Lesher Center for the arts at 11 a.m. every third Saturday, April through November. Cost is $5 and includes admission to Bedford Gallery. Comfortable walking shoes, water, and sunscreen are recommended.

- Diablo magazine's Insiders Club