Modesto, California: American Graffiti Sculpture

Sculpture of the 1950s weekend cruising scene for teens in Modesto and a thousand other American towns. A nod to hometown boy and American Graffiti director George Lucas, sculpted in 1997 by Betty Saletta.

George Lucas Plaza

Address:
Mchenry Ave., Modesto, CA
Directions:
George Lucas Plaza. Five points intersection Mchenry Ave and J St.
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American Graffiti sculpture. American Graffiti Sculpture

Statue is in the middle of a complex intersection. There's free street parking on the side road next to Jack in the Box.

[Kim Wheeler, 04/02/2013]
American Grafitti cruising culture statue. American Graffiti Sculpture

You've already listed this and its location, but here's a picture. The sculpture is dedicated to the cruising culture idolized in the George Lucas film American Graffiti.

[Joe Boulter, 04/09/2007]
American Graffiti Statue

A statue in downtown Modesto commemorates the home town of Star Wars creator George Lucas. The statue, depicting a teenage couple circa 1960 leaning on the hood of a car, pays homage to the cruising culture idolized in the Lucas film American Graffiti. The movie's action ostensibly takes place in Modesto although it was filmed, I believe, in Vacaville, Ca (could be wrong on that one).

[Cindi Billington, 07/20/2003]

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