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Brand Library & Art Center provides a wide-range of free visual and performing arts programming, including concerts, art exhibitions, art and music lectures, films, dance performances, and interactive programs for families!

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Art Talk Tuesdays


Art Talk Tuesday is a monthly conversation that invites contemporary artists to discuss their work and the issues surrounding it, followed by a moderated Q&A with Brand staff member, artist, and writer Jennifer Remenchik. Sponsored by the Brand Associates

The Art Talk Tuesday series will resume in September.



How do we look at art? How do we write a poem about a painting or sculpture? What are we looking for to help us understand? ARTful Conversations, a new program by Brand Associates, brings the community together in a collaborative workshop to learn about art history and the ease of writing poetry inspired by the art. 

During these workshops, art historian Valerie Taylor and poet Tina Demirdjian educate and engage participants to explore, discover, and develop a personal connection to exhibits in Brand's Gallery. Learn art history relating to the current exhibit and then write a poem inspired by the artwork.

man regards painting in Brand Gallery


The Brand Gallery hosts diverse contemporary art exhibitions every year. For each exhibition, we offer an array of programming that can include artist talks, panel discussions, curator-led tours, film screenings, poetry readings, and art workshops.

Go to Exhibitions

Hands holding up a colorful yarn craft project


This hands-on crafts program for all ages gives participants a chance to express themselves! Each program is limited to 25 participants. Programs are held in the Brand Library Courtyard. Sponsored by the Brand Associates


Make It! programs will be held on June 7, July 12, July 26, and August 23.

Please wear appropriate crafting attire - dress to make a mess!

Brand Library's drawing kit in use


Brand Library's Learning Kit Lending Program!

Kits include guitar, ukulele, drawing, knitting, crochet, and a hiking kit so you can get out and let nature inspire your creativity!


Our Knitting Support Group is postponed for now, feel free to share any projects you are working on from home


This is not an instructor led class, but open time at the library to work on your projects.



The Dance Series presents top dance companies from Southern California performing site specific work in non-traditional performance spaces around Brand Library. The series is sponsored by the Brand Associates.


The 2023 season runs from April 29 through May 20 and includes performances by Megill & Company, Psychopomp Dance Theater, Kenneth Walker Dance Project (KWDP), and Bernard Brown/bbmoves.

Applications for the 2024 Season are now open.

Past Programs:

2014      2015       2017       2018       2019       2021     2022

African drum musicians teach a group of children to play drums


With Music Animated, local musicians make music come alive in these interactive programs! Sponsored by the Brand Associates

The next Music Animated program will take place on June 24 and feature The Pineapple Quartet.

Past programs have included: Honolulu Avenue Strummers, Kazan Taiko, the California Philharmonic Orchestra, and Sounds of Ancient Mexico.

musical instruments in a recording studio

This acclaimed series presents top musicians from Southern California playing chamber music in the Brand Recital Hall.


The Music Series is sponsored by the Brand Associates.

View the 2023 schedule.


Past Programs:

2015       2016       2017       2018       2019 

Live band with instruments in front of audience

The Summer Music Series presents eclectic live music located at Brand Library & Art Center. Concert attendees often bring their own chairs and picnic amenities and sit on the grassy hill. Join us on Fridays at 7pm during July, and August for free concerts.

View the 2023 lineup.

Past Programs:

2014    2015    2016    2017    2018    2019    2021



Brand Associates members Joemy Wilson and Jackie Davis share the fascinating story of the Brand family and their historic home that is now Brand Library & Art Center. Tours are free, but RSVPs are required.


Docent tours are currently not available. 

Faces Places film poster

REEL ART Film Series

Reel Art features critically acclaimed independent films that explore the arts, with special guests on hand to lead post-screening discussions. The film series is run by the Brand Associates.

Docent Tours
Summe Music
Make it!
In the Bag
Music Series
ARTful Conversations
Reel Art
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