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!
BOOK TO ART CLUB
The Brand Book to Art Club combines reading, discussion, and art-making! Enjoy active discussion and an art project based on themes from the book. Art supplies will be provided. A library copy of the book is available for checkout.
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.
This hands-on crafts program for all ages gives participants a chance to express themselves! Kids 9 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Each program is limited to 25 participants. Programs are held in the Brand Library Courtyard.
IN THE BAG
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 www.facebook.com/brandlibrary
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.
Local musicians make music come alive! Stay for the Musical Petting Zoo after each program to try out instruments, including drums and percussion, keyboards, guitars, wind instruments and more. Kids 9 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
Past programs have included: Honolulu Avenue Strummers, Kazan Taiko, the California Philharmonic Orchestra, and Sounds of Ancient Mexico.
The 2020 Brand Library Plaza Series has been cancelled. This protects our audiences, musicians and employees from COVID-19 and is in accordance with state and local public health guidelines. We will miss seeing everyone this summer but look forward to future events.
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.
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.