On Friday, Oct. 11, to kick off Stockton Arts Week, San Joaquin Regional Transit District (RTD) will host Art&RTD – in partnership with ArtSplash – an organization that hosts a regularly occurring Downtown Stockton art walk. In addition to extending the Downtown Transit Center (DTC) lobby gallery hours to 7 p.m., the event will feature the work of local artists as well as performances by the VIP YESS Gospel dance group, the Red Phoenix Rising dance troupes, and Los Danzantes del Puerto Ballet Folklorico group inside the DTC Boardroom.
This event which is free and open to the public was inspired by the latest set of artwork curated by Art Expressions of San Joaquin. In July 2019, Art Expressions of San Joaquin installed pieces by local artists that honored RTD by creating a series of transit-inspired artwork, ranging from acrylic and oil paintings to photography. Artist Stassa Mark who created a piece entitled, All Around Town noted, “My inspiration for this painting is a representation of my gratitude for the RTD bus system available to our community.”
All the featured artwork is for sale and can be seen in the DTC lobby Monday to Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. during normal business hours.
The DTC is in Stockton at 421 E. Weber Ave., between North California and North Sutter streets. Parking is available in the “J” lot on North California Street, near East Weber Avenue. Parking in the DTC bus loading area is not permitted.
San Joaquin Regional Transit District (RTD) is the regional transit provider for San Joaquin County. RTD’s mission is to provide a safe, reliable, and efficient transportation system for the region. RTD provides over four million trips annually. For more information, visit sjRTD.com, follow RTD on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, or call (209) 943-1111.