For the second consecutive year, the Turlock Farmers Market will hold its special CSU Stanislaus Night Friday, in collaboration with the grand opening of Art Space on Main, the new art gallery Downtown showcasing the works of students and faculty of California State University, Stanislaus.
Last year’s CSU Stanislaus Night at the Farmers Market was a colorful affair, with students, faculty, staff, and alumni decked out in red to show their support for the college and celebrate the community culture of the market in Downtown Turlock. Making it an annual affair, the University decided to again partner with the market as a way of furthering CSU Stanislaus President Joseph Sheley’s goal of bringing the campus and community together.
Featuring local produce, baked goods, meats, and sweets, the market will open from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on South Broadway Street between West Main Street and A Street.
The ribbon cutting for the new art gallery, Art Space on Main, located at 135 W. Main St., will take place at 5 p.m., followed by remarks from President Sheley as well as leaders from the College of the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences at 6 p.m.
As its first exhibition, “Art Faculty on Main” will have faculty artwork on show. The glass front of the building already gives a sneak peak to its interior, with many original features of the Berg building, including floors, ceilings, and a brick wall, salvaged and restored in the remodel at 135 W. Main St. The back area will act as a workspace for University students.
Following the ribbon cutting and short program, the gallery will close at the same time as the market, at 8 p.m.