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Lodi public art: Esthetics for everyone

Lodi public art: Esthetics for everyone

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Posted: Tuesday, May 21, 2013 1:00 pm

Lodi is known for its zinfandels, glistening lake and beautiful setting between the mountains and the sea. But did you know that Lodi is a hub for public art created by local artists?

You can see it in a mosaic wall as you drive into town on Highway 12 from the west. You may glance up to see Lodi’s logo on a water tower. It will greet you in Downtown, in the form of murals that tell historic tales and bronze statues that celebrate local Sandhill cranes and the boom of grape growing and the wine industry in Lodi.

Over the years, the Lodi Arts Commission has striven to incorporate art into the city’s landscape. The Art in Public Places budget is directly funded through the Lodi City Council, Lodi Arts Commissioner Ben Burgess said, and has been allocated in part by construction and renovation impact fees.

Visitors to Lodi can uncover the city as they explore these public pieces of art:

  • PALS mural featuring playing dogs on the animal shelter building, 1405 W. Kettleman Lane. By Tony Segale. Dedicated August 2008.
  • “Better Days” bus station covering built from steel, 215 E. Lodi Ave. By Jerrod Mays. Dedicated November 2009.
  • Water Tower painted with a Lodi theme, 122 N. Main St. By Rick Cardinio Jr. Dedicated July 2006.
  • “Japantown Memories” mural, 23 N. Stockton St. By Tony Segale. Dedicated June 2009.
  • Lodi Project Art Mosaic Project; Lodi Avenue east of Sacramento Street. Created by Lodi community members. This is an ongoing project.
  • The bronze Sandhill Crane sculpture at the Lodi bus depot on Sacramento Street. By Rowland Cheney.
  • “Historic Sacramento Street” mural, 209 S. Sacramento St. By Tony Segale. Dedicated June 2009.
  • “Celebrate the Harvest,” corner of Oak and Stockton streets. By Rowland Cheney. Dedicated October 2009.
  • “Leaving and Coming Home,” corner of Pine and Sacramento streets. By Rowland Cheney. Dedicated October 2002.
  • “Grape Wall of Lodi,” corner of Westgate Drive and Highway 12. By Susan Dannenfelser and Kirk Beck. Dedicated November 2006.
  • Many pieces of art, including murals by the Wall Dogs Project, can be viewed while walking around Downtown Lodi.

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