Art & Community

 

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com·mu·ni·ty, kəˈmyo͞onədē/, noun
  1. a feeling of fellowship with others, as a result of sharing common attitudes, interests, and goals.
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       Lodi is know for many things, one of which is our strong sense of community. With about 60,000 people that can get almost anywhere in town on Lodi Avenue, it’s easy to be close with your neighbors. A visitor to the gallery from out of the area had mentioned, “you can’t find places like this anymore”, and that’s something Lodians can really take pride in.
     The definition of community mentions “a sharing of common goals”; some of Lodi’s most evident common goals can be seen all through out the town. Lodi is a beautiful city, and its because of the care of our community. The first thing one will notice upon entering our town is the abundance of greenery. Our fertile landscape is perfectly adorned with all kinds of shapes and colors that mother nature provides. The preservation of our oldest buildings is another characteristic of Lodi. A quick drive through downtown can give you a glimpse into the past.
     Double Dip Gallery’s newest exhibit, “Ten Years After, the Walldogs”, is about the weekend ten years ago where a group of passionate artists gathered in Lodi to paint historically themed murals. This movement was brought to our quaint little town by Double Dip Gallery’s owner and creator, Tony Segale. He knew this was exactly what Lodi needed and used it as an opportunity to illustrate Lodi’s history. These murals brought beauty to our downtown area and strengthened our sense of community.
     It’s good to take pride in an accomplishment. The city of Lodi has accomplished becoming a beautiful, welcoming tourist destination for visitors and a place to call home for its residents.
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Double Dip Gallery is located at 222 W. Pine Street in downtown Lodi. We’re open from noon until 9 p.m., everyday. We invite you to come view our newest exhibit, “Ten Years After, the Walldogs”. If you’re already a resident of livable, lovable Lodi, you’ll find a new appreciation for the artwork you pass by everyday. If you’re a visitor to Lodi, we want to welcome you into our community and show you what makes Lodi so great. 

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