Venue Rental

Bedford Gallery is an elegant and distinctive venue for your upcoming reception, business meeting, cocktail party, or special event. The gallery is a 3,500 sq. feet contemporary art space with soaring ceilings, hardwood floors, and abundant natural light. Located in Walnut Creek’s Lesher Center for the Arts, it is the largest community-based visual arts facility between the Bay Area and Sacramento.

The gallery can accommodate a maximum of 250 guests for your event.* Tables, chairs, technical equipment and services, and security are available. Caterers appreciate the gallery’s spacious preparation area and street-level access. *Subject to prior approval from the Curator. Dependent on type of event and current exhibition.

Each year the gallery presents a diverse range of exhibits designed to educate, intrigue, and involve the Bay Area community. Recent highlights include exhibitions of 19th Century Dutch paintings, the fantastical sculptures of artist Joyce Hsu, majestic tapestries from Magnolia Editions, photography from the presidency of John F. Kennedy, and a before and after look at vintage Hot Rods. Planning your event around a specific exhibition connects your guests with the arts, while providing a unique setting for your social or business activities. We invite you to visit Upcoming Exhibitions for the current schedule. 

The Lesher Center for the Arts is conveniently located near highways 24 and 680, and 4 blocks south of the Walnut Creek BART station. Adjacent to the gallery is a 5 level parking garage. Bedford Gallery is fully wheelchair accessible. 

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For more information on renting Bedford Gallery, please call 925/295-1423 or contact 


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Lesher Center for the Arts

City of Walnut Creek

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