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READY, PREPARE FOR THE SHOW! opens Friday

Once again, the Carnegie Arts Center in downtown Turlock is hosting its annual youth art show, READY, SET, SHOW!

The art exhibit opens with a free reception celebrating all artists on Friday from 7-8 p.m. and will remain on display through June 29. Admission will be free for all at Carnegie’s annual Block Party on June 15 – a free community festival taking place along the 200 block of North Broadway.

Artwork by Allison Toth

Allison Toth, 6 years old, Springtastic, tempera on canvas

“We love showing the work of school-aged artists; thanks to the support of our Express Yourself! Justin Ferrari Youth Arts Fund, we have the resources to make this exhibit a fun annual event,” said Lisa McDermott, director of the Carnegie Arts Center. “This year we have a special section dedicated to many original creations for our 2023 family-themed banner competition. Winning art created by local students has been on display throughout downtown Turlock since the fall. Now all designs submitted to the competition are on display in this exhibition.

Artwork by Jocelyn Contreras

Jocelyn Contreras, 16 years old, Nyctophylia, watercolor

With 235 works on display, submitted by young artists from 13 local communities, this is the largest exhibition ever organized by the CAC.