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Walks open up downtown Turlock art scene
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The arts scene in downtown Turlock is readying to expand its presence in the community with the inaugural Art Around Town walk.

Art Around Town will be a series of evening art walks through downtown Turlock galleries and businesses that will feature free, family-friendly events, all with the goal of introducing and promoting Turlock’s art and culture scene.

“Art Around Town is a concept developed by a committee of art enthusiasts and supporters to highlight the exciting things happening in arts and culture in downtown Turlock,” said Carnegie Arts Center Director Lisa McDermott.

Attendees of the art walk may stroll between several art galleries located on and near Main Street to view and purchase art, while browsing local businesses that choose to include local artists or musicians at their stores on event nights.

Art Around Town will take place on the second Thursdays of May, July and September from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.  Participating businesses will be found on the Art Around Town Facebook page. The Turlock Journal, as a major sponsor of the event, will publish a map and event guide May 9.

The first Art Around Town walk for May 14 will feature art and events at: The Carnegie Arts Center, 250 N. Broadway; First Street Gallery & Frame Company, 226 N. First Street; Art Space on Main, 135 W. Main Street; The Gallery Finesse, 128 N. Center Street; The Community Art Gallery at Rex Klein Insurance Services, 132 S. Center Street; and Colossal Tattoo, 429 E. Main Street.