Lodi has a reputation of being a small, quiet, agricultural community tucked into the dusty Central Valley, but as you explore Lodi for yourself, you will discover the diverse range of cultural activities Lodi has to offer. Lodi is experiencing a cultural renaissance and is making a name for itself as a first-class destination to experience wine, food, and the arts in the Valley.
Lodi is home to the renowned Charlene Powers Lange Performing Arts Theatre at Hutchins Street Square, which hosts concerts and theater performances throughout the year. This theater is a gem in the valley and draws lovers of the arts from miles around.
Lovers or the arts will find great pleasure in exploring Lodi's wide- ranging art scene. From Fine art galleries to folk art displays and Art Hops to mural tours, Lodi has it all. Visit Lodi and experience the renaissance for yourself!
First Friday Art Hop
Thomas Theatre Gallery and Various Locations
125 S. Hutchins St.
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Join the Lodi Arts Commission on the first Friday of each month for an evening celebrating the Arts. View art, meet the artists, sample wines and hors d'oeuvres.
Enjoy an evening out in Downtown Lodi! First Friday Galleries and shops welcome the community to experience art and culture in Lodi. From street theater and gallery openings to coffee house concerts, First Friday in Lodi is a must do for visitor and locals alike.
Walldog Mural Self-Guided Tour
Pick up a map of the nine beautiful murals painted during Lodi's Centennial Celebration in 2006 and take a walk through time in Historic Downtown Lodi! Maps available at the Lodi Chamber of Commerce, 35 S. School St; or the Conference and Visitors Bureau, 115 S School St., Suite 9.
Local Art Galleries
Visit one of our Art Galleries to view the works of talented local artists.
115 S. School St. #14, Lodi
Graves Country Gallery
15 N. Cherokee Ln., Lodi
Night Time Live
It's all about Jazz. The first three months of the year, every other Friday night, Marlo Kerner Productions presents a smorgasbord sampling of the many flavors of Jazz. The art form is vibrant and the concert series reflects its breadth of rhythms and styles. Where: Hutchins Street Square, in the heart of Lodi. Call the box office for show dates and times. 333-5550.
Hutchins Street Square Presents
Call the box office at the Square for what's on the stage. For big name entertainers, top bands and performances of all kinds, check the Square for year-round entertainment choices. 333-5550.
Lodi Community Concert Association
The concert series features international touring artists coming to Lodi from dates at the Met, Boston Pops, Carnegie Hall and throughout Europe. The season generally runs from October through April. All performances are at Hutchins Street Square Performing Arts Theatre. Call for a list of upcoming concert dates and times. 368-9737.
St. John's Performing Arts Guild
This performing arts minded group of local citizens put together a season of varied performances: opera, choral repertoire, classical chamber music and an outstanding young cellist encompass the spring concert season. All concerts are held at the architecturally stunning St. John's Episcopal Church in Lodi. For concert dates and times call 369-3381.