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Stockton Arts Week

Stocked Full of Arts for 10 Days! October 12-21, 2018.

Celebrating the Arts and Culture in Stockton, California

Taking place in October, Stockton Arts Week (SAW) is the most exciting arts and culture event in Stockton, California. Established in 2016, it is a week-long celebration of the diversity and wealth of creative talent Stockton has to offer. This citywide event highlights the vibrant art and culture scene in Stockton by planning creative arts related events, such as: art walks, exhibitions, paint nights, demonstrations, performances, workshops, and much more! Stockton Arts Week is not an organization; rather, it is a 10-day celebration created to promote the rich arts and culture in Stockton. 

Stockton Arts Week 2018 Events:

(updated as of 10/12/18)

Click on the dates listed below in chronological order or click on the business to discover Stockton Arts Week events happening in the area:

10/12  ·  10/13 · 10/14 · 10/15 · 10/16 · 10/17 · 10/18 · 10/19 · 10/20 · 10/21

Art Expressions of San Joaquin

Saturday, October 20 at 1PM

  • Music & Muse: Find your writing muse as you listen to the inspiring sounds of Loki Rhythm at the First Unitarian Universalist Church. Free event.

Arthur Murray Dance Studio

Friday, October 12 at 8:10PM

  • Beginners Swing Class: Join Arthur Murray Dance studio for a fun night of swing lessons to celebrate Stockton Arts Week!

Tuesday, October 16 at 7PM

Friday, October 19 at 8:10PM

Art Lab

Friday, October 12

  • Paint-a-Pumpkin: Come join us on October 12 for a fun filled day of painting pumpkins at the Art Lab to celebrate Stockton Arts Week!

Saturday, October 13

  • Children's Paint Party: Keep your kiddo’s creative juices flowing! Come join the fun on Saturday, Oct. 13 at the Art Lab for a Children’s Paint Party to celebrate Stockton Arts Week!
  • Paint-a-Pumpkin: Come join us on October 13 for a fun filled day of painting pumpkins at the Art Lab to celebrate Stockton Arts Week!

Thursday, October 18

  • Halloween Paint Party: Create special memories by participating in this fun Halloween Paint Party at Art Lab, celebrating Stockton Arts Week!

Friday, October 19

  • Paint-a-Pumpkin: Come join us on October 19 for a fun filled day of painting pumpkins at the Art Lab to celebrate Stockton Arts Week!

Saturday, October 20

  • Children's Paint Party: Keep your kiddo’s creative! Come join the fun on Saturday, Oct. 20 at the Art Lab for a Children’s Paint Party to celebrate Stockton Arts Week!

  • Paint-a-Pumpkin: Come join us on October 20 for a fun filled day of painting pumpkins at the Art Lab to celebrate Stockton Arts Week!

ArtSplash

Friday, October 12 at 5PM

  • ArtSplash: Celebrate the city’s artists, galleries, and arts venues, where they open their doors to Stockton's thriving art culture. This event is a free, self-guided tour that combines astounding visual & live art, engaging events and more.

Bob Hope Theatre

Sunday, October 14 at 1PM

  • King Kong: Friends of the Fox present the classic film “King Kong” as a part of Stockton Arts Week! Showtime is 2pm, but arrive at the theatre an hour early for an hour of art, wine, snacks and music in celebration of the feature film!

BornCEO Dance Studio

Saturday, October 13 at 11:30AM

  • Zumbini with Hannah: Celebrate Stockton Arts Week with the little ones to music, dance and educational tools for 45-minutes of can’t-stop, won’t-stop bonding and fun! This is a family-friendly event designed for children ages 0-4.

Saturday, October 20 at 11:30AM

  • Zumbini with Hannah: Celebrate Stockton Arts Week with the little ones to music, dance and educational tools for 45-minutes of can’t-stop, won’t-stop bonding and fun! This is a family-friendly event designed for children ages 0-4.

Cast Iron Trading Co.

Friday, October 12 at 7PM

  • Korynn OC: Celebrating Stockton Arts Week, hear live music from local talent at Cast Iron!

Saturday, October 13 at 7:30PM

  • Nathan Ignacio LIVE: If you have never caught this guy live you need to be at Cast Iron Trading on Saturday, October 13th!

Tuesday, October 16 at 6:30PM

  • Brandon James LIVE: As part of Stockton Arts Week, come hear 2017's Stockton Song Contest Grand Prize Winner, Brandon James, perform at Cast Iron Trading!

Wednesday, October 17 at 6PM

  • The Unknowns: Celebrating Stockton Arts Week, The Unknowns spotlight local independent artists and musicians at Cast Iron Trading Co. in downtown Stockton.

Saturday, October 20 at 3PM

Cathedral of the Annunciation

Thursday, October 18 at 7:30PM

  • Pacific Choirs Concert: Celebrating Stockton Arts Week, experience this Fall Choral Concert at Cathedral of the Annunciation.

Central United Methodist Church

Saturday, October 20 at 7PM

  • Mountain Music Concert: The Stockton Chorale's 67th season opens on Saturday, October 20th to celebrate Stockton Arts Week with a performance of Carol Barnett's "The World Beloved: A Bluegrass Mass". Local Stockton favorites Snap Jackson & the Knock on Wood Players will provide the backing instrumentation, making this a concert you don't want to miss!

Cesar Chavez Central Library

Saturday, October 20 at 3PM

  • In Conversation with Mick LaSalle: Join Mick LaSalle and the Director of Community Services, John Alita, as they have a conversation about movies, acting, and directing to celebrate Stockton Arts Week!

Channel Brewing Company

Friday, October 13 at 7PM

  • Cheyenne Heard LIVE: She's the voice of local favorite, Pine + Palm, and she is gracing Channel Brew's taproom with a solo acoustic set to kick off Stockton Arts Week!

Friday, October 19 at 6PM

  • Mama, Cole, & Geo LIVE: Shakara Denise Alvarez aka Mama Coon is going to rock the house at Channel Brew with Cole Hinkle and Geovanie Alexander Brooks to celebrate Stockton Arts Week!

Saturday, October 20 at 7PM

Children's Museum of Stockton

Saturday, October 13 at 11AM

  • Sports Allied Through Arts: Join the Stockton Heat, Ports, and Kings to kick-off Stockton Arts Week at the Children's Museum of Stockton!

City of Stockton

October 18 - 20

  • Collide at Janet Leigh Plaza: Three days of art, placemaking and community at Janet Leigh Plaza, celebrating Stockton Arts Week. Participation is free & open to all ages.

Sunday, October 21 at 4PM

  • Collide Finale at Weber Point: In collaboration with The City of Stockton and Goodstock Productions, this finale festival wraps up Stockton Arts Week with artist workshops, hands-on kids activities, food trucks, beer garden, and a live art competition at Weber Point Events Center. Be sure to stay of the Drone Light Show at dusk!

DeCarli Plaza

Saturday, October 13 at 12PM

  • OctoberFRESH: See street performers at DeCarli Square to celebrate Stockton Arts Week from 12 noon to 4pm.

Define Barre & Fitness

Wednesday, October 17 at 5:30PM

  • EE Art Exhibition: Rose, Earth, Tribe: See the works of art by Erin Elizabeth at Define Barre & Fitness to celebrate Stockton Arts Week. You will enjoy complimentary wine by Turkovich Family Wine, and live Peruvian drumming and performances by IntiQuilla.

Deliberation Room

Wednesday, October 17 at 7PM

  • Live Body Painting: Don't miss your chance to experience a live body painting and watch as Paulina Mendez transform her model into living, breathing works of art.

Saturday, October 20 at 6PM

DeRosa University Center

October 20-25

  • Pacific's Art Club Art Walk: This Art Walk at University of the Pacific, showcases the creative talent of members of Pacific's Art Club to celebrate Stockton Arts Week. Special closing reception scheduled for October 25.

Dr. Martin Luther King Plaza

Saturday, October 13 at 10AM

  • The Stockmarket: Join us for the last STOCKMARKET in the MLK Plaza, celebrating Stockton Arts Week. Experience sketch portraits with Art Expressions of San Joaquin, kids coloring, and rap-rhyming.

First Unitarian Universalist Church of Stockton

Saturday, October 20 at 1PM

  • Music & Muse: Find your writing muse as you listen to the inspiring sounds of Loki Rhythm at the First Unitarian Universalist Church. Free event.

Goodstock Productions

Friday, October 12 at 7PM

  • Stereotypes: Celebrating Stockton Arts Week, Goodstock Productions, in collaboration with the Haggin Museum, is challenging stereotypes by bringing together music and art in new ways.

Saturday, October 13 at 10AM

  • The Stockmarket: Join us for the last STOCKMARKET in the MLK Plaza, celebrating Stockton Arts Week. Experience sketch portraits with Art Expressions of San Joaquin, kids coloring, and rap-rhyming.

October 18 - 20

  • Collide at Janet Leigh Plaza: Three days of art, placemaking and community at Janet Leigh Plaza, celebrating Stockton Arts Week. Participation is free & open to all ages.

Sunday, October 21 at 4PM

  • Collide Finale at Weber Point: In collaboration with The City of Stockton and Goodstock Productions, this finale festival wraps up Stockton Arts Week with artist workshops, hands-on kids activities, food trucks, beer garden, and a live art competition at Weber Point Events Center. Be sure to stay of the Drone Light Show at dusk!

Haggin Museum

Friday, October 12 at 7PM

  • Stereotypes: Celebrating Stockton Arts Week, Goodstock Productions, in collaboration with the Haggin Museum, is challenging stereotypes by bringing together music and art in new ways.

Saturday, October 13 at 1:30PM

  • Dig it!: Celebrating Stockton Arts Week at the Haggin Museum, this hands-on fun for junior archaeologists will explore how scientists study the past.

Thursday, October 18 at 7PM

  • Museum Mysteries: Solve mysteries at the Haggin Museum to celebrate Stockton Arts Week!

In Season Market & Nursery

Saturday, October 13 at 11AM

Saturday, October 13 at 1:30PM

  • Painting in the Garden: Join our friendly event run by the Art Korner to create beautiful acrylic water lily paintings in the style of master impressionist painter Claude Monet.

J. Rusten Furniture Studio

Saturday, October 13 at 5PM

  • Meet the Stockton Arts Commission: Meet the commission members with diverse backgrounds and strong links to Stockton's arts community on October 13 to celebrate Stockton Arts Week!

Janet Leigh Plaza

October 18 - October 20

  • Collide at Janet Leigh Plaza: Three days of art, placemaking and community at Janet Leigh Plaza, as part of Stockton Arts Week. Participation is free & open to all!

Joan Darrah Promenade

Saturday, October 20 at 8AM

  • Multicultural Peace And Light Festival: This event is a two part event - chalk festival on Joan Darrah Promenade from 8 am - noon and multicultural festival at the McLeod Amphitheater from 12:15 pm - 4 pm

Margaret K. Troke Branch Library

Wednesday, October 17 at 2PM

  • Troke Knitters: The Margaret K. Troke Branch Library presents “Troke Knitters” celebrating Stockton Arts Week! All ages and genders are welcome. Participants need to provide their own needles and yarn during the event.

McLeod Amphitheater

Saturday, October 20 at 12:15PM

  • Multicultural Peace And Light Festival: This event is a two part event - chalk festival on Joan Darrah Promenade from 8 am - noon and multicultural festival at the McLeod Amphitheater from 12:15 pm - 4 pm.

Mexican Heritage Center & Gallery

Friday, October 19 at 6PM

  • Demystified Symposium & Mixer: The Mexican Heritage Center invite you to a symposium that focuses on the origins of Dia De Los Muertos, as part of Stockton Arts Week.

Mile Wine Company

Wednesday, October 17 at 7:00PM

Paint Nite: an evening of food, wine and painting with friends. Discount code available.

Miracle Mile

Thursday, October 18 at 5PM

  • Miracle Mile Art & Music Stroll: The Miracle Mile will exhibit art displays & demonstrations, musical talent and other expressions of art & culture to celebrate Stockton Arts Week.

Mudville TAT2 Studio

Saturday, October 13 at 5PM

  •  CREEPSHOW IV: The 1850 Collective and Mudville TAT2 Studio presents the 4th annual Creepshow, celebrating live art, music and more.

Placeholder Magazine

Saturday, October 13 at 2PM

  • Stockton Zine Fest 2018: Placeholder Magazine and Tuleburg Press present Stockton Zine Fest to celebrate Stockton Arts Week. The free event will feature 15-20 participants, live music, and video projections.

San Joaquin Pride Center

Friday, October 12 at 6PM

  • Masquerade Ball & Drag Show: The category is... Masquerade Ball & Drag Show at the San Joaquin Pride Center celebrating art and diversity in Stockton.

Shades Of Color Paint

Saturday, October 20

Showbiz Theatre Company

October 18 - 21, 2018

  • The Rocky Horror Show: Celebrating Stockton Arts Week, the cult classic musical sensation returns to Showbiz Theatre Company! Audience participation during the play is highly encouraged and props will be available for sale.

Stockton Arena

Saturday, October 13 at 6PM

  • Latino Heritage Day at the Stockton Heat: The San Joaquin County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the Stockton Heat Hockey Team have partnered to host the Latino Heritage Day on Saturday, October 13th at 6PM to celebrate Stockton Arts Week!

Tuesday, October 16 at 6PM

  • Stockton Kings Court Unveil: Join the Stockton Kings at the Stockton Arena as they unveil the 2018-2019 inaugural court to celebrate Stockton Arts Week!

Stockton Arts Commission

Saturday, October 13 at 5PM

  • Meet the Stockton Arts Commission: Meet the commission members with diverse backgrounds and strong links to Stockton's arts community on October 13 to celebrate Stockton Arts Week!

Stockton Civic Theatre

Monday, October 15 at 6:40PM

  • Sneak Peek of ANNIE Rehearsal: In celebration of Stockton Arts Week, Stockton Civic Theatre will open its rehearsal for a short 30-minute sneak peek with the performers of the crowd-pleasing musical ANNIE.

Stockton Heat

Saturday, October 13 at 11AM

  • Sports Allied Through Arts: Join the Stockton Heat, Ports, and Kings to kick-off Stockton Arts Week at the Children's Museum of Stockton!

Saturday, October 13 at 6PM

  • Latino Heritage Day at the Stockton Heat: The San Joaquin County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the Stockton Heat Hockey Team have partnered to host the Latino Heritage Day on Saturday, October 13th at 6PM to celebrate Stockton Arts Week!

Stockton Kings

Saturday, October 13 at 11AM

  • Sports Allied Through Arts: Join the Stockton Heat, Ports, and Kings to kick-off Stockton Arts Week at the Children's Museum of Stockton!

Stockton Ports

Saturday, October 13 at 11AM

  • Sports Allied Through Arts: Join the Stockton Heat, Ports, and Kings to kick-off Stockton Arts Week at the Children's Museum of Stockton!

Stockton Symphony

Sunday, October 14 at 2:30PM

  • Blockbuster Broadway: Stockton Symphony's 2018/19 POPS Series kicks off with "Blockbuster Broadway" as part of Stockton Arts Week!

The Buena Vista Social Club

Sunday, October 21 at 6PM

The Write Place

Wednesday, October 17 at 6PM

  • La Moda De La Catrina: Create a fashionable hat at The Write Place that you can wear to the Dia de los Muertos Fiesta on October 27.

Saturday, October 20 at 9AM

  • Maintenance-Hole Cover Printing: Please join us for Stockton Arts Week as we use artist Molly Tobber's uniquely crafted utility covers, to celebrate Stockton's history and diversity. The tour will start and end at the The Write Place in downtown Stockton.

Tuleburg Press

Saturday, October 13 at 2PM

  • Stockton Zine Fest 2018: Placeholder Magazine and Tuleburg Press present Stockton Zine Fest to celebrate Stockton Arts Week. The free event will feature 15-20 participants, live music, and video projections.

University of the Pacific Recital Hall

Monday, October 15 at 7:30PM

Friday, October 19 at 7:30PM

  • Music From Japan: Conservatory of Music presents Guest Artist Series featuring Satoko Inoue, piano, and Ko Ishikawa, Japanese sho.

Vox Pop

Friday, October 12 at 8PM

  • Symposium v10.18: Experience a visual art exhibit inside this new creative studio, Vox Pop, featuring live music & sounds by artists who take their medium seriously, and they don’t treat their talent lightly.

Wednesday, October 17 at 7PM

  • Diamond in the Rough: Hidden talent revealed at this one-night only event to celebrate Stockton Arts Week!

Friday, October 19 at 8PM

  • Finding Emo: Celebrating Stockton Arts Week, sing-a-long, scream-a-long, to all those hits you grew up listening to!

Warren Atherton Auditorium

Sunday, October 14 at 2:30PM

  • Blockbuster Broadway: Stockton Symphony's 2018/19 POPS Series kicks off with "Blockbuster Broadway" as part of Stockton Arts Week!

Weber Point Events Center

Sunday, October 21 at 4PM

  • Collide Finale at Weber Point: In collaboration with The City of Stockton and Goodstock Productions, this finale festival wraps up Stockton Arts Week with artist workshops, hands-on kids activities, food trucks, beer garden, and a live art competition at Weber Point Events Center. Be sure to stay of the Drone Light Show at dusk!

Available Venue Space Opportunities

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Who: Visit Stockton, local venues, artists and arts organizations throughout Stockton. There will be no charge to participate in Stockton Arts Week. Our goal is to integrate many disciplines and cultures, and encourage partnerships between groups. 

What: Stockton Arts Week is a celebration of our community’s diverse arts and cultural offerings. This citywide event highlights the vibrant art and culture Stockton has to offer by planning creative arts related events, such as: art walks, exhibitions, paint nights, demonstrations, performances, workshops, and much more! Stockton Arts Week is not an organization; rather, it is a 10-day celebration created to promote the rich arts and culture in Stockton. 

When: A 10-day (Friday through following Sunday – two weekends) event from October 12-21, 2018.

Why: To share with the Stockton residents the vast amount of working artists, arts organizations and arts venues in the city and to give our locals an opportunity to learn, participate and enjoy a variety of new arts experiences.

Are you an artist or venue interested in participating?
Everyone is welcome! It’s up to each individual and/or arts organization to schedule and produce their own event between October 12-21, 2018. Fill out one of the following forms and submit it today. We will list you on this website to promote your event and connect you to partners in the community.

Submit your Stockton Arts Week Event! Register your venue for Stockton Arts Week!

Download our official 2018 Stockton Arts Week Poster.

2018 PRESS COVERAGE



Video from 2017 Stockton Arts Week Events:

Goodstock's Collide at Dean Decarli Waterfront Square.

The 1850 Collective's Creepshow on BellaVista's Terrace.