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Public Art Tours

For a complete map of the Public Art in Walnut Creek, click HERE. 

New! 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.

Cost: $5/person and includes admission to Bedford Gallery. Reservations not required. Cash only. 

2016 Tour Schedule

April 16 Tour 1 
May 21 Tour 2 
June 18 Tour 3 
July 16 Tour 4 
August 20 Tour 1 
September 17  Tour 2 
October 15 Tour 3 
November 19  Tour 4 
*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 book email your request to gallerytours@bedfordgallery.org

Please include:
1. Name of group/organization
2. Contact name and information 
3. Preferred tour date and time