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Sandhill Crane Festival

November 1-3 · Hutchins Street Square · Lodi, CA

November 1-3, 2019

Hutchins Street Square · Lodi, CA

800-581-6150 ·

Art Show

For your reference, the 2019 Festival tour information remains.

The 2019 Sandhill Crane Festival Art Show will include watercolors, oils, etchings, sculptures, other fine art and photographs depicting Sandhill Cranes, other California wildlife, and their natural habitats. This year we will feature photographs by Leslie Morris, a local photographer known for her Pacific Flyway bird photographs.

The Art Show will be at Hutchins Street Square in the Cottage-Pisano rooms from November 1st to 3rd and admission is free. Art can be viewed Friday evening, from 6 to 8:30 PM, on Saturday from 10 AM to 5 PM, and on Sunday from 10 AM to 4 PM. On Friday you can meet the 2018 Festival Artist, Leslie Morris, and enjoy coffee and desserts. Visitors can vote for their favorite artwork during the show for the "People's Choice Award."

A Call To Artists!

Call to Artists! The Sandhill Crane Festival is soliciting original artwork for its art show, with an entry deadline of October 8th.

The full Call to Artists and Entry form can be downloaded here.

Origami Cranes

All ages are invited to fold origami cranes in the Cottage-Pisano foyer during the Festival – just follow the trail of folded cranes to the tables!

This activity is organized by the Central Valley Student Chapter of People to People International, a group that promotes international understanding and friendship through educational, cultural, and humanitarian activities.
An ancient Japanese legend promises that anyone who folds a thousand origami cranes will be granted a wish by a crane. Today the origami crane is also a symbol of peace.


2007 Best of Show, Non-Photography

2007 Best of Show, Non-Photography
Sandhill Cranes, Acrylic
by Richard Kirkman

Past Awards

View award winners in each of the five categories from:

And take a look at three Best of Show works from past years.