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Mistlin Art Gallery Plans Special Summer Exhibits

On Thursday, June 21 at 6 p.m., the City of Modesto and the Mistlin Gallery will present the Consulate General of Mexico with a certificate of thanks for sharing their photography exhibit – “Seeds of Identity: 31 Foods Mexico Gave the World” – with the community. This exhibit will be on display through Friday, July 6 and is free to view.

The Mistlin Gallery, open until 9 p.m. on the Third Thursday of every month for the Art Walk, will have live music, wine and appetizers – a great middle of the week treat. Entertaining the crowds at the Mistlin this Third Thursday is musician Lynn Sampson.

Meanwhile, Country CrossRoad Quilters of Modesto (CCQ) – a Modesto area quilt guild in operation for more than 30 years – and the Mistlin Gallery are once again delighted to present a celebration of fiber arts to the public from July 10 to Aug. 3. Art quilts of many styles and techniques and unique fiber art pieces will be displayed. Art quilts, items made from natural fibers, and small framed mini-quilts will be for sale. All items on display have been created by residents of this community. Raffle tickets will be sold for a full size quilt made by guild members.

This is the fifth fiber art exhibit presented by CCQ in conjunction with the Central California Art Association. The Golden Valley Spinners and Weavers will also participate in the display. The public is welcome to view this free display during gallery hours and the Third Thursday Art Walk. Friday evenings, the gallery is open until 8 p.m.

For more information contact Ann Sweet at or Sue Siefkin at

Central California Art Association (CCAA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the visual arts, art education and providing cultural opportunities for the community. The CCAA runs the Mistlin Gallery, at 1015 J St., Modesto. Call 209-529-3369 for more information. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Thursday 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. (in summer only – 5 p.m. the rest of the year), and Saturday noon to 4 p.m.

Admission is free and parking is validated for the 11th and K streets garage.