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Downtown Turlock to display Youth Art banners from Carnegie

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Turlock’s Carnegie Arts Center (CAC) is opening its 11th exhibition season this fall, and to kick off a new year full of fun and creativity, it held a contest for artwork created by young artists on the theme of “My California” – highlighting something they love about the Golden State.

“Because Turlock is really the heart of our state, we thought an art display in our downtown would be a great way to show what makes California special,” said CAC Director Lisa McDermott. “The response to our banner contest last year was so great, we decided to open up this fun opportunity again.”

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COVID hit some downtown Turlock businesses harder than others. Here’s who fared best

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During the statewide COVID-19 shelter-in-place order in March 2020, Gina Blom decided she needed to close her downtown Turlock paint and sip studio.

Blom shifted Rembrandt & Rosé to a mobile business, and she said a new tenant moved into the suite on West Main Street as soon as she left.

The turnover exemplifies how downtown Turlock has remained a desirable hub for local businesses and maintained a low vacancy rate throughout the pandemic, Blom and other business owners said.

Few businesses have closed and new tenants have taken their place right after, said Blom, who also works as the executive director of the Turlock Chamber of Commerce. The occupancy rate for downtown Turlock stands at 99%, said Lori Smith, co-owner of Main Street Antiques and a board member of the Turlock Downtown Property Owners Association.

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