New Spot for the Arts – Mod Spot

A New “Spot” for the Arts
By Chris Murphy

There is a new community space that will change the face of arts in our community. The arts reach into our thoughts, dreams and connect people in so many ways. ModestoView has teamed up with the Peer Recovery Gallery to expand into the former Camera Center to create a community arts place called ModSpot. This “Spot” will feature visual, musical, spoken and performance art presentations and will showcase artwork across our community. All inclusive, all are welcome and we hope that this will be an art incubation place. Also teamed up are Project Yes Youth Employment Services, Stanislaus Magazine, a counter for photography services and you can now get a Good Neighbor Shoe Shine. I am so excited that the ModestoView space is in the old location of Harley’s Records that occupied the former 1218 J location and is where George Lucas purchased his records growing up. Soon, the ModestoView “M” neon sign will hang where the Camera Center sign used to be.

This will be Modesto’s “spot” for community arts. Please come by and visit, bring your shoes to get shined and leave with great art and a spiffy new haircut and a new copy of ModestoView and Stanislaus Magazines. ModSpot, 1220 J St. Downtown Modesto, 95354



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About the Author:

Chris Murphy is the President and CEO of Sierra Pacific Warehouse Group and Publisher and Founder of ModestoView Inc. Chris worked globally in the cycling industry returning to Modesto in 1996. He is also the founder of the Modesto Historic Graffiti Cruise Route, Legends of the Cruise Walk of Fame, Modesto Rockin’ Holiday, the Modesto Music History Organization and co-founder of the Modesto Area Music Association. Chris is married to his artist wife Rebecca since 1985 and has two daughters Madison and Abigail, both graduating from Modesto High and UC Berkeley. He is lead singer and guitarist for his band, Third Party that donates their performances to non-profits.