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Walnut Creek Stands in Solidarity with AAPI Community

The City of Walnut Creek published this bulletin at 03/19/2021 12:03 PM PDT

Excerpt: The dramatic increase in the violent and disturbing crimes and incidents toward the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities during this pandemic, and especially toward the elderly, is disheartening and deserves acknowledgement and denouncement. These events are antithetical to Walnut Creek’s beliefs and cultural aspirations.

Read the full statement from Walnut Creek Mayor Kevin Wilk, Cherise Khaund, President of MDUSD Board of Education, and Heidi Hernandez Gatty, President of WCSD Board of Educatiohere.

New Musical Art Project in Downtown

Painted Pianos in Downtown Walnut Creek

Walnut Creek, CA. (August 22, 2019) - Walnut Creek Downtown is proud to announce a new musical art project called, “Painted Pianos!” Eight pianos will be donated by Steinway Piano Gallery and hand-painted by local artists on site, in downtown Walnut Creek and the Center for Community Arts’ Shadelands campus courtyard. Artists will paint their assigned pianos September 3-8 & leave them for the public to enjoy. The pianos will be strategically placed for the public to play September 9–October 18. Read full press release here.

Construction Begins for Downtown Mini-Plaza

Downtown Walnut Creek’s New Mini-Plaza on North Main Street

Walnut Creek, CA. (August 27, 2019) – This summer the City of Walnut Creek will be undertaking construction of the Cypress Mini-Plaza Project. This project is a public-private partnership between the City and Walnut Creek Downtown (WCD), which will enhance the public sidewalk area aesthetically on the west side of North Main Street, extending north from DiMaggio's Barber Shop (1379 N. Main Street) to Cypress Street. Read full press release here.

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