Location, Accommodations, Airports, BART Train Service

Unless otherwise advised, all of our workshops are held at:

California State University East Bay
Concord Campus, Art Lab 
4700 Ygnacio Valley Road
Concord, CA 94521

The Art Lab building is in the back of the campus, as shown on the map below.  To print the map, click on  it for a better copy.


Meal options at CSU East Bay are limited in the small cafeteria/bookstore area, which opens at 11 am.  They have coffee, drinks, some pre-made sandwiches and salads, and there are machines available for snacks and drinks when the cafeteria is closed. There are restaurants nearby, about 5 minutes by car, in a couple of nearby shopping centers.

There is ample parking for students next to the Art Lab building at the back of the Campus, but there is a $10 a day parking fee when classes are in session, normally Monday-Thursday. The machine is in the middle of the parking lot, before you get to the Art Lab.  The machine accepts cash, credit, and debit cards.

There is also service to the campus by the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) system and by bus. To use this service, take BART to the Concord station on the Pittsburg/Baypoint line, and then the County Connection 260 directly to the campus. Please check the website, countyconnection.com, for details.

Hotels and Motels

We have a list of nearby hotels and motels for you to consider when you're attending our workshops.  The most frequently used hotels for students and teachers are the Holiday Inn Express on North Main Street in Walnut Creek and the Embassy Suites on Treat Blvd, Walnut Creek.

Nearby Airports and Ground Transportation

Oakland International Airport (OAK) is the closest airport, about 30-45 minute drive.

San Francisco International (SFO) airport is about a one-hour drive to Concord. 

Recommended Airport Shuttles:
Bayporter Express    1-877-467-1800  www.bayporter.com
East Bay Connection 1-800-675-3278