One of the best times to see a variety of art emerging from Lodi is during the First Friday Art Hop. One night a month, from 6 to 9 p.m., about 10 local venues welcome the community in to view creations by local artists.
Art includes media from oils and pastels to metal work, photography, sculpture and mixed media.
At many venues, wineries pour complimentary wine and non-alcoholic drinks and hors d'oevres are often available. There is no fee to attend the First Friday Art Hop.
Here are some participating locations open during First Friday Art Hop (venues may change throughout the year):
Scooters: 121 W. Elm St., Lodi, CA 95240. 209-369-8100
Hutchins Street Square: 125 S. Hutchins St., Lodi, CA 95240. 209-333-5511
Vision Flooring: 906 W. Lodi Ave., Lodi, CA 95240. 209-369-1166
Lodi Community Art Center: 1373 Lakewood Mall, Ham Lane, Lodi, CA 95242. 209-333-3855
McKinley's Frame Shop: 11 W. Pine St., Lodi, CA 95240.
Lodi Public Library: 201 W. Locust St., Lodi, CA 95240.
Dancing Fox: 203 S. School St., Lodi, CA 95240. 209-368-2634
Studio 20: 20 W. Elm St., Lodi, CA 95240. 209-334-2510
Mon Petit Chic: 330 W. Lodi Ave., Lodi, CA 95240. 209-334-6241
Java Stop: 321 S. Hutchins St., Lodi, CA 95240. 209-369-4054
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