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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The Brand Book to Music Club combines reading, discussion, and music!  Enjoy active discussion and listen to music inspired by themes from the book. A library copy of the book will be available for checkout. Listen to music inspired by literary works oread books that have been the inspiration for musicians!

Our next meeting is Wednesday November 23 at 4pm. You can pick up the book at Brand Library.

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 on Wednesday mornings at 11am during the summer.


Sponsored by the Brand Associates 

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.


Applications for the 2023 Season are now open. The 2022 season included workshops and performances by City Ballet of Los Angeles, Nickerson-Rossi Dance, Tropicaleiza Dance and Drum Company and JazzAntiqua

Past Programs:

2014      2015       2017       2018       2019       2021     2022

African drum musicians teach a group of children to play drums

Local musicians make music come alive in these interactive programs! Sponsored by the Brand Associates

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 2022 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, August, and September for free concerts.

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.