For a complete interactive map of the Public Art in Walnut Creek, click HERE.
Public Art Audio Tour:
There is now an self-guided audio tour available for Public Art in Walnut Creek, featuring 33 stops about the artwork in the downtown area. Look for the pink and orange Public Art signs around town, located by artworks. Dial the number on the signs to hear about that artwork. You can visit the Public Art Walking Tour web app online.
Public Art Walking Tour:
Bedford Gallery offers one hour docent-led walking tours of Walnut Creek's wonderful downtown public art collection every third Saturday, April through November (see schedule below). Our Docents are trained by public art specialists and can offer information and insight appropriate for all ages.
Time: Tours start at 11 a.m. and meets in front of the Lesher Center for the Arts on the plaza. Wear comfortable shoes & sun screen. Tours are approximately 1 hour.
18 years or younger are free.
Purchase here OR pay in person (cash only)
Includes admission to Bedford Gallery. Reservations not required, however if you plan on attending with a group of 6 or more please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 925-295-1417 to let us know.
2018 Tour Schedule
April 21 Tour 1
May 19 Tour 2
June 16 Tour 3
July 21 Tour 4
August 18 Tour 1 Special family friendly tour - bring the kids! This tour will be fun for all ages. This tour will be meeting on the Lesher Center Plaza to the right of the lobby doors.
September 15 Tour 2
October 20 Tour 3
November 17 Tour 4 This tour is CANCELLED due to poor air quality! Apologies for any inconvenience!
*Schedule is subject to change. Walking tours will be cancelled in the event of rain.
Tour #1 - Around the Lesher Center for the Arts, City Hall, and Civic Park.
Tour #2 - Plaza Escuela & shopping areas (Mt. Diablo Blvd. at California Blvd.)
Tour #3 - Business parks near the Walnut Creek BART station (involves stairs)
Tour #4 - Downtown Main St. and Library
Tour highlights include an up-close view of works by Stephen DeStaebler, Yoshio Taylor, Bruce Beasley, Beniamino Bufano, and others, as well as the Veteran's Memorial Plaza by Cliff Garten.
Special Group Public Art Tours
Group tours of the artwork in the Walnut Creek Library or any of the above Public Art Walking routes are also available for groups of 15 or more, by reservation only.
Cost: $70 for adult groups up to 30.
To schedule a group public art tour, please fill out this form.