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Hutchins Street Square Community Events

Hutchins Street Square

The following events happen EVERY year here at Hutchins Street Square. More events will always happen, but the following events are always scheduled to happen here each year. 333-6782, www.hutchinsstreetsquare.com

Monthly

First Friday Art Hop
6 to 8:30 p.m.
A program of the Lodi Arts Commission. An art exhibit and reception that changes each month. The receptions occur on the First Friday of EVERY month unless that Friday falls on a major holiday. Receptions feature an art exhibit, live entertainment, food and drink. Admission is FREE and open to the public.

Local Arts Project Grants
Application Deadline: January 25
Facilitated by the Lodi Arts Commission, this program seeks applications from local arts agencies looking for support for artistic programming. Through these grants, the City of Lodi intends to support activities that promote the creative development of children and families within this community. Activities funded must support the mission, vision, principles and goals of the Division of Arts & Culture and the Lodi Arts Commission.

Night Time Live Jazz Concert Series
January - March
(every other Friday night)
Sponsored by the Lodi Arts Commission and the Lodi Arts Project Fund, this annual concert series features the best selection of jazz artists from traditional to zydeco. Concerts are held cabaret-style in Kirst Hall, with a la carte dinner and drinks available at an extra charge.

February

Night Time Live Jazz Concert Series
January - March
(every other Friday night)
Sponsored by the Lodi Arts Commission and the Lodi Arts Project Fund, this annual concert series features the best selection of jazz artists from traditional to zydeco. Concerts are held cabaret-style in Kirst Hall, with a la carte dinner and drinks available at an extra charge.

March

Night Time Live Jazz Concert Series
January - March
(every other Friday night, 7:30 p.m.)
Sponsored by the Lodi Arts Commission and the Lodi Arts Project Fund, this annual concert series features the best selection of jazz artists from traditional to zydeco. Concerts are held cabaret-style in Kirst Hall, with a la carte dinner and drinks available at an extra charge.

Celebrate the Arts Weekend
1st or 2nd weekend of April
Presented by the Lodi Unified School District, this all-weekend event celebrates all the arts and creative endeavors of the entire school district. A large, visual arts exhibit and musical and theatrical presentations by students are featured. Free admission.

May

Lodi Arts Commission/Lodi City Council Joint Meeting 7 to 9 p.m.Each year, the Arts Commission meets with the City Council to review accomplishments of prior year and outline goals for coming year.

June

Art on the Square Festival
First Saturday & Sunday in June Presented by the Lodi Arts Commission. This art, music and wine festival features nearly 100 fine artists, musicians and other performers from around Northern California. Lodi wineries pour their wines as attendees enjoy live entertainment and peruse the fine art booths. Admission to the event is free and net proceeds help fund local arts programming throughout the year.

July

Celebrate America
July 3 - 6 to 8 p.m.
Presented by Hutchins Street Square in the West Park. Live concerts and patriotic entertainment on the Omega Nu Stage; community brings own picnic dinners. Admission is free and open to the public.

August

Children's Summer Theatre
Various performances in August A program of the City's Division of Arts & Culture. Local youth attend workshops and plan and perform a play for the community. Workshop fees and performance tickets are kept low to accommodate community participation.

October

Annual Arts Open House
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Presented by the City's Division of Arts & Culture, this event provides the community with an opportunity to come meet and interact with arts instructors and leaders from local arts agencies. Arts demonstrations (dance, music, theatre and the visual arts), as well as food and drink are featured. Free admission.

November

Sandhill Crane Festival
First weekend in November Presented by the Lodi Chamber of Commerce, this event serves to educate attendees about the creatures with which we share our environment and celebrates the 6,000-8,000 Sandhill Cranes who winter in Lodi each year. Exhibits, workshops, tours, and more.

December

Holiday Fundraising Event
First Saturday in December Presented by the Hutchins Street Square Foundation, this event always draws a crowd and monies raised go toward building improvements and payment of construction debt. Call for more information.

Grant Writing Workshop
2nd week of December
Presented by the City's Division of Arts & Culture, this workshop is free and open to the public. Workshop focuses on applying for a Local Arts Project Grant (deadline in late January).

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