The Historic Fox Thea
The Fox Theatre is more than a theatre, it's also a historeum. As one of the few remaining “movie palaces" in the United States, this theatre was fully restored to its grandiose 1929 elegance. Originally built by William Fox of Fox Theaters in 1929, it was one of more than 900 build across the country, and was pointedly designed as an atmospheric museum. With 889 seats downstairs, and a balcony fitted with 142 plush rocking chairs, the theater welcomes various live acts, and still plays silent films to enthusiastic audiences from around the region.
The Kings Art Center
Doubling both as an art school and art gallery, the Kings Art Center has played host to a number of world-renowned art exhibits, but focuses heavily on showcasing the works of not only local talents, but also works from children and young adults. This offers a venue to artists who would otherwise have no place to show their talents. Every year, some 12 exhibitions are displayed in both the center’s Marcellus Gallery and Banister Studio/Gallery. These works include sculpture, painting, photography, fiber art, drawings, clay, glass, and mixed media. The Center is opened Wednesdays to Sundays
Main Street Hanford
If it's an afternoon of treasure hunting you crave, perhaps a stroll along Main Street will fill the bill. The historic downtown core features a charming array of beautifully restored facades that will have you feeling like you are buying your cashmere in an old saloon town. There are a number of bustling eateries and coffee shops along the way to help keep the energy up, and plenty of unique boutiques carrying funky art, furniture and crafts from around the region. During the late spring and summer months, a farmer's market is open on Thursdays.