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The Bedford Gallery is offering guided walking tours of Walnut Creek's prime public art works located around downtown. Tours start at 11 a.m. on the third Saturday of the month. Admission is $5 and includes a free pass to the Bedford Gallery. Tour schedules are subject to change.
The 60-minute, docent-led walking tours depart from the front of the Lesher Center. Walking tours will be cancelled in the event of rain. Special group tours are also available for groups of 15 or more, by reservation only. Remember to wear comfortable shoes and sun protection.
Tour highlights provide an up-close view of works by Stephen DeStaebler, Yoshio Taylor, Bruce Beasley and others, as well as the Veteran's Memorial Plaza by Cliff Garten and a recent mural by Josh Keyes. Bedford Gallery docents are trained by public art specialists and can offer information and insight appropriate for all ages. Visit the Adult Tour page to learn more about scheduling a private group tour.
Bedford Gallery Docents are offering guided art tours of the new downtown library. The library houses thirty-nine works of art that were purchased or commissioned through the city’s public art program including a Christian Moeller’s signature sculpture Shhh…A Portrait in 12 Volumes of Gray.
Also on view is Marta Thoma's majestic, suspended sculpture Journey of a Bottle, as well as eleven magnificent paintings donated by Jan and Mary Ann Beekhuis whose collection of Dutch Impressionism was highlighted at the Bedford Gallery in 2010.
Library tours are available by appointment. Visit the Adult Tour page to learn how to schedule a tour.
You can also borrow a Library Public Art Guide, available at the Library's main information desk, for a self-guided tour.