Arts Leadership Award Program

Dennis Baker

Representing Alameda County Supervisorial District One —

Dennis Baker is an Artist and the Co-Founder and President of the Alliance for the Visual Arts. He is also the Co-Leader of the Tri-Valley Artist Studio Tour and a Member of the Livermore Art Association, the Pleasanton Art League, and the Dublin Arts Collective, where he served as an Executive Board Member. In 2016, Dennis co-founded the Alliance for the Visual Arts (AVA) which serves the Tri-Valley region including the Alameda County cities of Dublin, Livermore, and Pleasanton. The Alliance for Visual Arts offers space on its website, free of charge, to help artists establish their online presence, display their works, and take part in AVA Press Release: Alameda County Arts Commission – 2022 Alameda County Arts Leadership Awards and Proclamation Page 2 of 4 events and community outreach. During the pandemic, he was essential to the establishment of the highly successful Tri-Valley Artist Studio Tour which is scheduled to return in May of 2023. Artists of the Tri-Valley are invited to join AVA free of charge and are offered a space on the website to establish their online presence and take part in the AVA events and community outreach. Dennis and AVA seek to support visual arts organizations in the Tri-Valley and be a resource for information and education for artists and the public. Dennis Baker lives in Livermore.