The Lamorinda Arts Alliance or LAA as it is commonly called, was founded in 1994. It is an organization of local artists and friends who reside or work in the area. “We strive to provide opportunities for artists to excel in the practice of their art. We promote the knowledge and appreciation of the arts in Lafayette, Moraga, Orinda and the surrounding communities. We have 160 members. Our artists work in many media including oil, acrylic and watercolor painting, clay, metal, stone, pastel, wood, printmaking, textiles and photography.”
LAA sponsors two cooperative art galleries where members display and sell their work: the Lafayette Art Gallery at 3420-A Mt. Diablo Blvd. in Lafayette, and the Moraga Art Gallery at 522 Center St. in the Rheem Shopping Center in Moraga. LAA sponsors an annual Artists' Open Studios in October where people may visit the artists' studios and may view and purchase their work. We also strive to provide other exhibit opportunities for artists throughout the year.