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2015 El Cerrito Arts Month
October is National Arts and Humanities Month
Artwork by Lisa Greenstein
2008 logo by Lisa Greenstein
The City of El Cerrito Arts and Culture Commission encourages everyone to celebrate and promote the arts and culture! Participate, patronize and support the arts and humanities in El Cerrito. 

Know of other arts events happening?
If you are hosting an arts event, performance or exhibit in October, 2015 in El Cerrito and would like to be included on this list, please contact Suzanne Iarla, Assistant to the City Manager at 510-215-4318. Thank you!

Arts Day at City Hall - Free!
Saturday, Oct. 17 from 1pm to 5pm
at El Cerrito City Hall

Everyone’s invited to the 2015 Arts Day Festival sponsored by the City of El Cerrito Arts & Culture Commission. This indoor/outdoor festival will celebrate the arts with activities for kids and adults including:
  • "The Puppet Circus" shows at 2pm & 4pm
  • Les Blank short films at 2pm
  • Poetry reading with Kirk Lumpkin at 4pm
  • Artist’s talk with Deb Danziger at 3:30pm
  • Photography workshop with Dale Mead at 2:30pm, repeated at 4pm  (bring your own camera or smartphone)
  • Classical chamber music at 1:30pm
  • JCT Trio (chamber music) at 3pm
  • The Del Mars (surf music) - all day
  • "Beyond & Below" exhibit by Deb Danziger - all day
  • Up-cycling craft activity - all day
  • Chalk art activity - all day
  • El Cerrito Historical Society: History Room Open - all day
Plus refreshments by Whip Out Food Truck & EncoreCake, and  information from Playland-Not-At-Beach, AC5, the El Cerrito Historical Society, Contra Costa Civic Theatre and the Shadi Holiday Display Committee.

Check out these other exciting Arts Month events:

Contra Costa Civic Theatre: The 39 Steps
September 25-October 18
Shows Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm; Sundays at 2pm

National Theatre Live broadcast of The Beaux' Stratagem 
Presented by Rialto Cinemas Cerrito
7pm on Wednesday, October 7, Monday October 12 & Wednesday, October 26
Rialto Cinemas Cerrito

Live music at Off the Grid Market - Free
Wednesdays - October 7, 14, 21, 28 from 5pm to 9pm

Joan Hoffman Presents Her Oil and Watercolor Paintings
October 12 starting at 7pm
El Cerrito Community Center

New Family Dog at Down Home Music
October 18 starting at 2pm
Down Home Music Store: 10341 San Pablo Ave.

The Rusty Jenkins Jug Band at Down Home Music
October 25 starting at 3pm
Down Home Music Store: 10341 San Pablo Ave.

Marie Cotter showing Pastels
September 15 - November 15
Payns Stationary: 1791 Solano Ave. Berkeley, CA 94707

Past Events:
Kathy Diehl at El Cerrito Public Library
August 8 - October 5
El Cerrito Public Library

Live Music at Down Home Music - Free
October 3 starting at 2pm
Down Home Music Store: 10341 San Pablo Ave.

El Cerrito Art Association Annual Show and Sale 
Held October 2-4 at the El Cerrito Community Center

2015 El Cerrito Free Folk Festival
Saturday, September 26 from Noon to 9:00 p.m.
at El Cerrito High School
Free! Bring your own instrument to jam with fellow musicians!
Details at:

Check back later for a list of more events, performances and exhibits!