Our network

Photo Gallery | Draw It Out

When the Cleveland School Remembers Draw It Out project started this March, I knew I wanted to join the effort.  Draw It Out provides art activities to help children communicate their feelings about gun violence. 

The first art activity Draw It Out coordinated is an ongoing series of wish flag workshops and exhibits throughout Stockton where community members of all ages share their wishes for their neighborhoods (what would make them better places) beginning a dialog of how we see Stockton.  To date, about 500 wish flags have been created at workshops that have taken place at Healthy Kid’s Day, the Earth Day Festival, the Taylor School Resource Fair and Jagged Lines of the Imagination Open House.  The wish flags have been displayed at the Mexican Heritage Center, the Civic Auditorium during the Asparagus Festival, the June Summer ArtSplash and most recently carried in Stockton’s 4th of July parade.

Upcoming wish flag workshops are scheduled from now through October at – the Mexican Heritage Center, 111 S. Sutter during the July Summer ArtSplash this Friday, July 11 from 5 pm – 8 pm, the Emergency Food Bank Christmas In July event on July 26 from 10 am – 1 pm, National Night Out at Paul Weston Park on Tuesday, August 5, Art Break Day at Janet Leigh Plaza on September 5 from 9 am – 5 pm and the Stockton Is Magnificent event at Victory Park on October 4 from noon – 3 pm. Workshops are free.  Volunteers are appreciated.

In January 2015, two exhibits will take place - the Mexican Heritage Center hosts a Draw It Out art exhibit open to Stockton artists and on January 17 at 6 pm the Stockton Symphony will display wish flags in the lobby of Delta College’s Atherton Auditorium for the debut of “Kid Pan Alley – Stockton” children’s songwriting project.