By May 18, 2015 Read More →

The Carnegie Arts Center: Ready, Set, Show!


A unique exhibition is opening in Turlock at the Carnegie Arts Center.  They will present its first children’s art exhibition in Downtown Turlock this summer. Children in grades K-8 were invited to present their creative work to the public in the Carnegie’s Ferrari Gallery, a museum-quality exhibition space. Entries were received over the weekend of May 8-10. 105 pieces, created by 95 young artists were brought in for the show. Entries were limited to a maximum of three per child, and if they entered more than one work they had to be in different media. Children from Turlock, Hilmar, Ceres, Denair, Winton, Cressey, Delhi, Stevinson and Hughson entered their artwork into this show.

“An exhibition of works by elementary grade kids has been in the Carnegie’s exhibition plans since we opened our doors in 2011, but we hadn’t found the right place in the schedule in previous years,” said Lisa McDermott, Director, Carnegie Arts Center. “We think the elementary school art show is something that has been missing in Turlock; Modesto has had a couple of different youth art shows going on for many years, but we wanted to do something for the smaller communities around Turlock.”

In order to encourage young artists, a hands-on station will be available in the gallery itself while the show is on view. McDermott adds, “When parents bring their kids in to see the exhibit they’ll have the opportunity to make some art right then and there.  The more kids see art; the more they may want to try.”

Featured Events:

In collaboration with the show there will be performers from Turlock and Pitman High School Jazz programs for our final concert of the season on May 19 at 7:30pm. General admission is $8, CAC members pay $5 and CSUS and High School students get in for free.

Ready, Set, Show will also have an opening party on Friday, May 22 from 7-8:30 p.m. as part of the monthly Family Friday series. There will be refreshments and activities for everyone.

About the Carnegie Arts Center – Turlock

The historic Carnegie Library opened in 1916, and is now one of only a handful of art centers in the region. The Carnegie’s programs include exhibitions, education classes and programs, lectures, and activities in artistic genres as diverse as dance, music, theater and more. At least 25% of all programming is dedicated to children and teens. The Carnegie Arts Center Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization and all donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

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Lisa McDermott, Director, (209) 632-5761, x101 or

Ali Cox (for the Carnegie Arts Center), (209) 214-8686 or



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