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Modesto artist creates success for self, others with Craft Grab

 

Stephanie Burtch in front of the Tri-Chromatic Gallery in Modesto, where First Friday Craft Grab is held.

By Nora Heston Tarte
Business Journal Writer
nhestontarte@cvbizjournal.com

MODESTO — Stephanie Foster Burtch started out as a jewelry maker, an artist selling her wares through an Etsy shop online called Wow Era Jewel. But her online presence left her longing for customer interaction; watching buyers experience the artistry firsthand, and engaging with them in a more intimate environment.

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Celtic and Renaissance Festival

Celtic and Renaissance Festival

And now for something completely different.  Travel back in time and experience Modesto’s Celtic and Renaissance Festival happening in Graceada Park July 8th. It will be a day filled with family fun the likes Modesto is rarely treated to.

Music in the Plaza

Music in the Plaza

Enjoy live downtown musical entertainment every Friday evening from July 7th through September 22nd! We invite you to join us for an outdoor concert in the 10th Street Plaza. Enjoy a broad range of musical entertainment. Music starts at 7. Come early for a good seat on the patio at Ralston's Goat or Fuzio Universal Bistro! 

Joining in on July 7th, August 8th and September 1st is the 1st Friday Street Faire 5-9pm in conjunction with the Modesto Downtown Partnership. Artists, crafters, vendors of all sorts will line the street. 

Wizard World Sacramento

Wizard World Sacramento

Kate Beckinsale, Val Kilmer Added To Wizard World Comic Con Sacramento Celebrity Roster, June 17-18

 

Sutter’s Fort to present “Hands on History: A Community of Many Faces” on May 20

Sutter’s Fort to present “Hands on History: A Community of Many Faces” on May 20

Continuing a popular series of interactive and fun “Hands on History” activities each month, Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park (SHP) will present a special “Hands on History: A Community of Many Faces” event on Saturday, May 20, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Fort visitors will be delighted to see the recently completed restoration of the historic walls, gates and blacksmith shop plus have the opportunity to step back in time to the 1840s to celebrate and honor the richly diverse cultures represented at the Fort. In fact, the Gold Rush of 1849 brought tens of thousands of people to California from all over the world. But even before the first gold seekers arrived, Sutter’s Fort was already a melting pot of ethnic, social and cultural diversity. In the New Helvetia Diary (the daily log book of Sutter’s Fort), there are at least 30 different groups of Native people mentioned as having visited the Fort and/or provided labor for John Sutter.  

May the Force Be With You (Star Wars day Modesto)

May the Force Be With You (Star Wars day Modesto)

May the 4th Be With You!
This is a special day here in Modesto USA!
This year is the 40th Anniversary of the release of the original Star Wars. May 25, 1977, was the day that changed modern film forever. From the opening theme and the rolling script, the world had a new lexicon of interstellar characters, starships and even speed measurements.

Music in the plaza downtown Modesto

Music in the plaza downtown Modesto

Enjoy live downtown musical entertainment every Friday evening from April 28th through September! We invite you to join us for an outdoor concert in the 10th street plaza.

Bring the family to downtown Modesto and enjoy a broad range of musical entertainment. Music starts at 7. Come early for a good seat! First Friday of each month will coincide with DoMo Marketplace and will be themed accordingly. Adding vendors and artisans along with the music.