Pre-Festival Wine Pairing Dinner to Kick-off the Event

(Mar. 31, 2003) -- Art on the Square, an annual art, music, and wine festival, will be held this year on Saturday, June 7th from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Sponsored by the Lodi Arts Commission and the Lodi Arts Project Fund, in conjunction with the Lodi Appellation Winery Association, the festival will feature works of fine art from across the state.

Hutchins Street Square Community Center
125 S. Hutchins Street, Lodi, CA
» Admission to Saturday’s event is free
» 20% of all sales will benefit the Lodi Arts Project Fund.
» Live music and dance performances by:
• The Sinclair Band
• Lodi Belly Dance Troupe
• Tapestry
• Hawaiian Legacy Dancers
• Guitarist/Vocalist, Todd Hillstrom
• The Leigh Wycoff Band
» Over 20 local wineries will provide tasting of
the newest and finest from the cellars of the region.
» Artist spaces are still available.
For an application, please call the Lodi Arts Commission
at 209-333-5511 or you may download the application
from their website at
» A free, Art on the Square preview reception
will be held on the First Friday (June 6th) from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
in the Thomas Theatre Gallery
» A Special Wine Appreciation Dinner, hosted by
David Akioshi (of School Street Bistro) will be held
Friday, June 6th at 6:30 p.m. and will feature:
• Wine, appetizers, and special preview of work by
festival artists in Kirst Hall
• Private performance by Leigh Wycoff
• Premiere of new sparkling wine by local vitner
» Full dinner and wine pairing instruction by David Akioshi
» Tickets are $75 and are available through the
Hutchins Street Square Box Office at 209-333-5550.
For more information on this event, please
contact the Arts Commission at 209-333-5511, or


The Lodi Arts Commission was established by the Lodi City Council in 1982 and charged with the mission to promote and encourage programs to further the development and public awareness of and interest in the fine and performing arts and to act in an advisory capacity to the Lodi City Council in connection with the artistic and cultural development of the City. For more information about the Lodi Arts Commission, call 209.333.5511 or visit their website at