Stockton Arts Week kicks off during October

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The character Eleven from Stranger Things enjoys a waffle. PHOTO COURTESY OF STOCKTON ARTS WEEK

Stockton Arts Week is an annual event that’s overall goal is,“to share with the Stockton residents the vast amount of working artists, arts organizations and arts venues in the city and to give our locals an opportunity to learn, participate and enjoy a variety of new arts experiences,” according to Stockton Arts Week.

The character Eleven from Stranger Things enjoys a waffle. PHOTO COURTESY OF STOCKTON ARTS WEEK
The character Eleven from Stranger Things enjoys a waffle. PHOTO COURTESY OF STOCKTON ARTS WEEK

The event will last two weekends, beginning on Oct. 14 and running through Oct. 23.

There are multiple locations where art shows and events will take place.

For a full list of participating venues and shows,  stocktonartsweek.com  has an up-to-date schedule.

It’s no secret that Delta College students are highly skilled in the Art Department.

The L.H. Horton Gallery located on campus is an excellent example of this. The campus gallery’s Social Constructs show runs through Oct. 28.

Stockton Arts Week is an opportunity for local artists to have artwork shown, and an opportunity for curious community members to see what young talent the city of Stockton holds.

Gabriel Gonzales, a Sociology major at Delta is just starting to venture into the world of art.

“I’m really excited to stop by a few events,” said Gonzales. “I don’t know too much about artists here in Stockton so I think stuff like this helps.”

One specific event that Delta students may find appealing is “The Upside Down” exhibit being held at Empresso Coffeehouse.

The event is free and open to the public.

Art Expressions of San Joaquin County is holding an event described as a “Free Art Demonstration & Instruction.”

This event will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 19.

The show begins with the disappearance of a young boy by the name of Will Byers and the mysterious activity that takes place after he is taken.

The setting of the television series is the year 1983 in Indiana.

The art exhibit will not only feature “Stranger Things-inspired” art work, but artists are creating art inspired by the 1980’s.

This event features artwork inspired by the hit Netflix original show “Stranger Things.”

Melissa Guindon, the organizer for “The Upside Down” event says “I like putting together situations where everyone can come together regardless of their age or race.. none of that matters, says Guindon “You can walk in with your grandpa, or your daughter, or your best friend… everybody will have something.”

So the art exhibit will not only feature Stranger Things-inspired art work, but artists are creating art inspired by the 1980s.

Art work often described as “characterized by a return to figuration in expressive, gestural, and sometimes brashly aggressive works,” according to artsy.net.

For a full list of participating venues and shows,  stocktonartsweek.com has an up-to-date schedule.