InstaMeet 3: Arts&Culture is coming up this Friday, July 25 from 7pm – 11pm on the rooftop of French 25 (Hotel Stockton). It is a new type of Instameet event that showcases the tremendous artistic talent found in Stockton with the work of over twenty artists (past Stockton InstaMeets have focused on food). This free event is being organized by @StocktonCA and @sonofasignman.
All forms of art are being showcased – painting, photography, sculpture, conceptual art, sketch art, mixed media and more. Listen to live sounds, sip a cocktail and watch an amazing sunset.
Stockton’s first Instameet was last October at South Seawall Park (Joan Darrah Promenade) on Weber Avenue which included food trucks and a group photo. Events grow bigger each time (the second Instameet was in conjunction with the Food Truck Frenzy at the Stockton Arena in March) and capture many Stockton Instagrammers through the social media app called Instagram.
The goal for the night is simple: Get a group of dedicated Instagrammers/Artists together in a beautiful place, give them a hashtag as direction, meet local artists who have similar interests and see what happens. Event hash tag for the event is #ArtMeet25at25.
Stockton Instagram administrator Miguel Guillen created @StocktonCA to raise positive awareness for the community. The account uses hashtags to feature photos of Stockton’s scenery, local businesses and community events. @StocktonCA even visited the first Summer ArtSplash of the season in downtown this May.
Guillen didn’t expect much for the account in the beginning but Stockton’s official Instagram gained nearly five hundred followers its first month. Now, the page has over twelve thousand followers. The page often features photos from local Instagramers and offers giveaways.
Guillen hopes to make the InstaMeet a community tradition. To stay up to date on all things local, follow @StocktonCA on Instagram.