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Public Art Exhibits in the Tri-Valley

Murals & Masterpieces


Before summer fades to fall, make a day out of viewing local public art exhibits still on display throughout the Tri-Valley. There’s still time left to check out larger-than-life heart sculptures scattered throughout Danville, mural masterpieces on the walls of Downtown Livermore, or carefully crafted Adirondack chairs in Dublin. But, these public art installations won’t be around forever. Find out what exhibits are still on display and where to see them before its too late below!

A Chair to Remember


Only on display until September 12th, the City of Dublin’s most recent public art project features 20 Adirondack chairs designed in the chosen theme, “New American Backyard”. These chairs, which you’re more than welcome to sit in, are placed throughout the city near your favorite restaurant, businesses and parks. Don’t forget to take photos with your favorite chairs and use #achairtoremember #newamericanbackyard #dublinca when posting on social media. To view the locations of each chair, check out the program’s brochure.  Starting September 12th, each chair will be displayed in front of the Dublin Civic Center. For a chance to take one of these Adirondacks home, be sure to place a bid online. Bidding ends September 30th, 2020. Visit their website for more information. 

Hearts around Hartz


The Town of Danville’s summer outdoor art exhibit highlights the big hearts that reside in this small town. Starting June and lasting through October, 17 larger-than-life heart sculptures designed by various Bay Area artists will be installed on and around Hartz Avenue. View this printable map and locate each heart throughout downtown, then end your day at the Village Theater and Art Gallery for a prize. Stay tuned for a 10-day online auction in mid-October, where you’ll have a chance to bid on your favorite installations to take home. More Info →

Only Up Mural Festival

Downtown Livermore

Thanks to the team at Only Up and the Livermore Commission of the Arts, the Only Up Mural Festival brought eight new murals throughout Downtown Livermore to life in the span of just three months. Trent Thompson, local artist and owner of Only Up, ushered in the new additions by hosting a socially-distanced festival to showcase the murals via small, private, artist-led tours of the streets. Luckily for us, these murals are here to stay for the next foreseeable future.  More Info →