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‘Mercado’ on Main to commence on ‘Cinco de Mayo’ 

Live music, an open-air art gallery, a car show, Main Street shops and vendors galore are coming to Downtown Merced starting Wednesday, May 5 — or Cinco de Mayo, a day to celebrate Mexican-American culture and traditions.  The Merced County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is calling it “The Mercado,” an outdoor marketplace along Main…

Cityscape artwork adorns future downtown game room

The Mainzer restaurant and entertainment center, located downtown at 655 W Main St, is gearing up to open a new game room. Huge wooden and magnetic wall games, skee ball machines, and a newly completed mural commissioned by local artist Patricia Pratt will be at the center of the new room that is set to enhance the dining…

Merced artist Ruben Sanchez to be focus of documentary

Ruben Sanchez has been an artist for his entire working life. And it shows.  From working in the fields to becoming a produce vendor, the depiction of agriculture and hard work is clearly seen in the colorful canvases that Sanchez creates as representations of his life and the experiences he has been through.  Born in Fresno and…

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