Davis’ monthly Second Friday ArtAbout, a real treat for the eyes, also will appeal to the ears this month, as live music will be featured on the E Street and G Street plazas downtown.
The event is an evening of art viewing and artists’ receptions at galleries and businesses in downtown Davis and beyond. All events are free and open to the public. Many include refreshments, live music and a chance to talk with featured artists.
And this month, comedy rock by Small Dinosaurs, country/bluegrass by the West Nile Ramblers and folk lullabies by The Souterrain will be featured on the E Street Plaza, in the 200 block of E Street. Over on G Street, also between Second and Third streets, visitors will hear solo folk/indie pop from Autumn Sky, solo folk guitar by Daryl Lazaro in Tor House and Americana music by the Mike Justis Band.
The music will run from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.; the concerts are made possible by donations from The Avid Reader, Davis Food Co-op, Just Kidding, Lyon Real Estate, Mother & Baby Source, nestware, Newman Associates, The Wardrobe and Union Bank.
For more information about the Second Friday ArtAbout, visit http://www.davisdowntown.com or e-mail email@example.com.
Art offerings include:
* Armadillo Music, 205 F St., 758-8058
Reception, 6-9 p.m. Eric Redpath, Papercut Press design and printing, through June 23. Live music at reception, Devil Whale. Hours: Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
* The Artery, 207 G St., 758-8330
Viewing, 5-9 p.m. Artery member one-of-a-kind gifts. Hours: Monday-Thursday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sunday, noon-5 p.m.
* The Avid Reader, 617 Second St., 758-4040
Reception, 5:30-7 p.m. “Painted from Life,” oil paintings, Patris, through July 5. Hours: Monday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.
* A Better Place to Bead, 132 E St., Suite 150 (in Mansion Square), 759-8038
Reception, 6-9 p.m. Anastasia Kryukova, paintings and functional and fine-art textiles, through July 10. Hours: Monday-Saturday 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
* ciocolat, 301 B St., 753-3088
Reception, 5-9 p.m. “Bliss Blossoms,” Roma Devanbu, small works on paper, through July 6. Hours: Monday-Sunday, 7 a.m.-10 p.m.
* Cloud Forest Café, 222 D St., Suite 10, 753-2164
Reception, 5-7 p.m. “Woodland Creatures & Landscapes Whimsical & Serious,” watercolors, Nancy LaBerge Muren, through June 30. Hours: Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-7 p.m.; Saturday, 7:30 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m.-7 p.m.
* Cobalt Salon & Gallery, 132 E St., Suite 350 (in Mansion Square), (916) 806-3141
Reception, 6-8:30 p.m. Emily Allen, oils & acrylics, through Aug. 30 + Deborah Pittman, ceramics, through July 31. Hours: By appointment.
* Davis Art Center, 1919 F St., 756-4100
Reception and awards ceremony, 6:30-8:30 p.m. NAMI-Yolo Sunflower Art Competition, through June 23. Hours: Monday-Thursday, 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m.; Friday, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
* Davis Developmental Pediatrics Group, 760 Fifth St., 758-3374
Reception, 6-9 p.m. Children’s art exhibit, through July 5. Plus hands-on Child Art Space and live music at reception. Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and by appointment.
* De Luna Jewelers, 521 Second St., 753-3351
Reception, 5-7:30 pm. Oaxacan wood carvings, on display indefinitely. Hours: Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
* Delta of Venus, 122 B St., 753-8639
Reception, 6-9 pm. “Tapigami,” interactive and hands-on installation, Danny Scheible, through July 31. Plus live music by Jambalaya, 7-9 p.m. at reception and graduation party. Hours: Monday-Sunday, 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m.
* French Cuff Consignment, 130 G St., 756-3724
Reception, 5-9 p.m. Naomi Bautista, oil paintings, through June 27. Hours: Monday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
* Haute Again Consignment + The Garret, 129 E St., Suite B-1-4, 753-7008
Reception, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Lauren Brandy, Two Shoes Studio paintings, through July 1. Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
* International House, 10 College Park, 753-5007
Reception, 6-8 p.m. “Favorite (Travel) Fotographs,” color photography, Laurie Friedman, through July 5. Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
* Lily’s Boutique, 218 E St. (in E Street Plaza), 792-1308
Viewing, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Mahin Vadi, floral paintings, through July 1. Hours: Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday, noon-5 p.m.
* John Natsoulas Gallery, 521 First St., 756-3938
Reception, 7-9 p.m. Philip Buller, Bob Minuzzo & David Post, mixed media, through July 2. Hours: Wednesday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, noon-5 p.m.
* Richard L. Nelson Gallery (UC Davis campus), Old Davis Road at A Street, 752-8500
Reception, 5-8 p.m. “The House of Others: 2011 Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition,” multiple media by Jen Cohen, Lisa Rybovich Cralle, Manuel Fernando Rios, Benjamin Rosenthal, Matthew Taylor, Paul Taylor and Mathew Zefeldt. Exhibit runs through June 24. Hours: Saturday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Friday by appointment.
* nestware, 207 F St., 757-6400
Reception, 6-9 p.m. Alejandro Rubio, oil on canvas, through July 15. Hours: Monday-Wednesday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Thursday-Friday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday, noon-5 p.m.
* The Paint Chip, 217 F St., 753-5093
Reception, 6-8:30 p.m. Judy Catambay, ceramics and paintings, through June 13. Hours: Monday-Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
* Pence Gallery, 212 D St., 758-3370
Reception, 6-9 p.m. “Melissa Wood: Flora, Fauna & Other Companions,” paintings and mixed media, through Aug. 14; “Transcendent,” ceramic vessels, sculpture and installation, David Kuraoka, Michelle Gregor and Don Reitz, through June 12; “Tiny,” local group exhibit featuring 5-by-7-inch paintings, through June 26; Garden Tour paintings, through June 30. Hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 11:30 a.m-5 p.m.
* Riki Design, 202 E St., 756-8048
Reception, 6-8:30 p.m. Rachel Kline, paintings and drawings, through Aug. 1. Hours: Monday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
* Risto Hair International, 325 G St., 759-7098
Reception, 6:30-8:30 p.m. “Travelogue,” black-and-white photography, Angela Casagrande, through July 1. Hours: Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
* Rominger West Winery, 4602 Second St., Suite 4 (near Mace Blvd at I-80), 747-2044
Reception, 5:30-8 p.m. Craig Britton, abstract paintings, through July 2. Plus complimentary wine tasting and live music. Hours: Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
* U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame, 303 Third St., 341-3263
Reception, 6-8 p.m. Mark Adkison, cycling photographs in black-and-white and color, through June 30. Hours: Wednesdays, 4-8 p.m.; Saturdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; other days, by appointment.
* The Wardrobe, 206 E St., 756-1128
Reception, 4-9 p.m. “Wearable Art Scarves,” dyed silk, Susan Eastman. Plus Sound of Fashion DJ. One night only.
* Yolo SPCA Thrift Store, 920 Third St., 758-0544
Reception, 3-8 p.m. Mammadu, mixed media. Plus live music by Noah Byrd, 2-3 p.m., and Ted Maciel, 4-6 p.m. One night only.