Letters to the Editor

Arts center upstages arts festival

On a day that was set to help and support local artists and photographers of this area, there was a walk-through of the new Gallo Center for the Arts.

We in the arts community are happy to see the performing arts center will be opening soon. But did they really need to have the walk-through on the same day as the Art and Wine Festival, overshadowing the local artists who need the support and exposure?

Has the Art and Wine Festival been a springboard for the Gallos to get more press for their investment? Do you feel this walk-through helped local artists and photographers?

I would love to hear how local artists and photographers feel about this and maybe what could be done to help get exposure to people that really need it. If nothing else, let's start a dialogue to let the community know how they can help the starving artists.

ROBERT J. NELSON

Modesto

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