2016 in Review

The Carnegie Arts Center continues to expand its reach and fulfill its mission to provide a venue where the arts can thrive. Exhibitions and programs attract wide-ranging audiences, including regional artists, college students, art lovers from Sacramento to Fresno, and school children from Stanislaus, Merced and San Joaquin Counties. The Calendar of Events continues to expanded with an almost exhausting number of  educational and entertaining activities at the Carnegie.

Our Centennial Celebration throughout the year was fabulous! The Centennial  Committee developed a wonderful slate of events to mark the 100th anniversary of the original Carnegie building. Four “pop-up” exhibits in the Gemperle Gallery, four popular free community-wide events, a new member drive, an Endowment Fund campaign, a special presentation by the US Poet Laureate, and a blockbuster exhibition of children’s book illustration art all combined to highlight the Carnegie’s history as a library, youth center, art gallery and ever-present community resource.

Our visitors and community members continue to tell us that the Carnegie represents the very best of Turlock and serves as a model for other communities.  We couldn’t agree more! Enjoy these images from the past year; we look forward to what 2017 will bring.

From all of us to all of you, Happy New Year!

Lisa McDermott, Director

Lauris Conrad, Office Manager/Bookkeeper

Megan Hennes, Membership & Public Programs Coordinator

Mallorie Fenrich & Carol Perry, Weekend Supervisors

Maggie Gonzalez & Nic Webber, Exhibitions Staff



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