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Exploring Arts and Culture in Stockton, California

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Stockton Arts Week

Enrich your world with visual arts, theater, music, film and museums during Stockton Arts Week! This 10-day event highlights the vibrant art and culture Stockton, California has to offer with unique exhibitions, paint nights, demonstrations, performances, workshops, and much more! The city-wide Stockton Arts Week takes place between October 12-21, 2018. Learn more.


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Mexican Heritage Center & Gallery

Situated in Downtown Stockton, the Mexican Heritage Center and Gallery welcomes residents and visitors to experience the diversity of Mexican culture. Art, dance, and music combine to honor the traditions held dear by our friends and neighbors to the south and their descendants living here in California.


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This monthly outdoor artesian market (April - October) features local makers, musicians, and culinary geniuses. Taking over MLK Plaza (2 E Oak Street in Downtown Stockton), friends and families enjoy unique offerings by new and varied vendors as well as established shops around town. Stockmarket is one of the locals’ favorite ways to enjoy art and culture in our beloved Port City.


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Stockton Civic Theatre

For over 60 years, Stockton Civic Theatre (SCT) has wowed audiences with high-quality live performances. With 5 shows each year, and each running multiple weekends, there is plenty of opportunity to catch some of the Central Valley’s best talent on stage. Check out the youth summer productions, too, and see the next generation of Broadway stars right here in Stockton.

The Stockton Chorale

The Stockton Chorale has been an integral part of the Central Valley’s musical life for over sixty years. The chorale offers for four exhilarating choral music concerts at Central United Methodist Church, and perform a wide range of music from a classical mass to American folk music, as well premiere a brand new piece.


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The Haggin Museum

After a $2.5 million renovation, the Haggin Museum’s fine art galleries are a must-see and remains a hidden gem that deserves the spotlight! This fine art and local history museum holds world-renowned paintings and also hosts a fantastic array of traveling exhibitions. Special events and free admission days are also available.

Stockton Art League and Goodwin Gallery

Featuring an eclectic mix of amateur, professional, and semi-professional artist works, the Goodwin Gallery is the perfect stop for art lovers. Each month an artist is featured and given a reception to expose their work to the community. Art is available for sale so visitors can walk away with a piece of Stockton to enjoy for years to come.

Find a full list of arts and entertainment venues in Stockton here.

Need more recommendations throughout Stockton? You can text us 7 days a week, 8am to 8pm at (877) 778-6258 and you’ll receive a live response from a member of our team.

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