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Families invited to Yosemite art scavenger hunt
Yosemite Renaissance
Marius Starkey’s Yosemite Falls drawing was the Best of Show winner in the 2023 Yosemite Renaissance art show now at the Carnegie Arts Center in Turlock.

The annual art show called Yosemite Renaissance has returned to the Carnegie Arts Center and families are invited to participate in an activity to get to know the exhibit better.

The free Family Friday activity scheduled for 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Aug. 25 will be a Yosemite scavenger hunt. The hunt will lead participants through the exhibit, and a fun art activity will end with a souvenir to take home.

The event is free as part of the Carnegie’s Family Friday series of monthly programs designed to provide fun, educational, and creative activities for families. This month’s activity is sponsored by Garton Tractor.

For over 150 years, artists have played an important role in the establishment of state and national parks, encouraging people to visit iconic natural sites, and to protect parks, wild lands, and natural resources. Yosemite Renaissance is dedicated to this ideal. The exhibit celebrates the beauty and wonder of nature, and explores environmental issues, ecology, history, current events, spiritual, and cultural themes.

Yosemite Renaissance 38 showcases works inspired by Yosemite National Park and the California Sierra Nevada region, by artists from across the country. This year, the show features 63 works by 58 artists. Works include paintings, photographs, sculptures, fiber arts, drawings, prints, watercolors, glass and ceramics.

The exhibition opened earlier this year at the Yosemite Gateway Art Center in Oakhurst, and traveled first to the Kings Art Center in Hanford before making its way to Turlock. It will be at the Carnegie through Oct. 7.

The Carnegie is located at 250 N. Broadway, Turlock. For more information about Family Friday events or other exhibits, visit