The Intersection of Art and Downtown
By Noel Daniel
Every year, the community gets stronger. That’s because, each year, the community has hundreds of thousands of volunteers who come together to make Modesto a better place.
The Modesto Chamber of Commerce Leadership Modesto Program takes time each year not only to identify, educate, and motivate potential community leaders, but also to require its participants to volunteer their time to a service project that will change the community for the better.
Made up of 24 community leaders from varying industries, the Leadership Modesto (LeMo) 2017 class has chosen to raise awareness for the arts—and revitalize Downtown Modesto as the same time. They call it the “Intersection of Art.”
Two intersections are getting beautified: I and 10th St., and I and 11th—both right in front of the Gallo Center for the Arts. The intersections are to be transformed into a local artist’s homage to music, performing arts, and more.
To keep things homegrown, the LeMo 2017 class is seeking local artists to submit designs for the project. The group is also asking local residents, businesses, and organizations to consider a tax-deductible donation so they can meet their $20,000 goal to fund the project. The Intersection of Art is set to be completed and unveiled in early May—so there’s plenty of time for you to donate for a better Modesto! Those interested can send donations to:
The Modesto Chamber of Commerce Attn: Leadership Modesto
1114 J Street
Modesto, CA 95354
For more information regarding Intersection of Art, contact Ed Parcaut at 209.404.1915, or visit the Intersection of Art Facebook page at www.facebook. com/intersectionofart. to learn more about the Leadership Modesto program, visit modchamber.org.