Merced Arts Center looking to collect stories of immigrants - Merced Sun-Star

The Merced Multicultural Arts Center will host a participatory art project focusing on immigration stories, according to organizers.

The event is called the People’s State of the Union and has become an annual effort to collect stories from around the country, according to its website. Merced’s version is 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday at the center, 645 W. Main St., Merced.Sublimity Ore., resident and Merced native, Joshua Hash, 25, right, views a watercolor painting with friend Mike Nicholson, 25, of Merced, left, during a reception for a new gallery at the Merced Multicultural Arts Center’s on, Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. Andrew Kuhn

Merced residents are invited to take part in sharing their experiences in what organizers are calling “story circles,” according to Colton Dennis, the center’s executive director. The center will have volunteers on hand to take down the stories.

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