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Katrina Wong

Shake off winter doldrums at ArtAbout

After being forced inside by cool, rainy weather, Davis residents can shake off the cobwebs and stretch their legs by meandering through downtown Friday for the Second Friday ArtAbout.

ArtAbout is a monthly evening of art viewing and artists’ receptions at galleries and businesses in Davis. All receptions and viewings are free and open to the public. Many showings include complimentary refreshments and opportunities to chat with featured artists. For more information about Davis Downtown and ArtAbout, visit DavisDowntown.com, or email [email protected]

Have a sweet time at Second Friday HeArt About

This month’s ArtAbout celebration, on Friday evening, will become HeArtAbout, an art walk celebrating Valentine’s Day with special exhibitions planned to bring the theme to life. Some are traditional, like ciocolat’s “Whimsical Hearts,” featuring the works of Mary Neri King; others are nontraditional, like Spa Central’s “Kim Stein Photography — Seasons in Paris” or The […]

February 05, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Music complements art at Second Friday ArtAbout

Two new venues join Davis Downtown’s monthly Second Friday ArtAbout this month — Whole Foods Market and the UC Davis Craft Center. The Craft Center has its first viewing this month of Joanna Kidd’s ceramic bas-relief sculpture with a closing reception next month during ArtAbout. Whole Foods Market will have live music and beer-tasting. ArtAbout […]

January 09, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

More to see at the December ArtAbout

There are 24 venues for this month’s Second Friday ArtAbout, an evening of art viewing and artists’ receptions at galleries and businesses in Davis. All receptions and viewings are free and open to the public. Many showings include complimentary refreshments and opportunities to chat with featured artists.

For more information about the ArtAbout or Davis Downtown, the event’s sponsor, visit DavisDowntown.com or email [email protected]

Davis Downtown welcomes Bohème Hip Used Clothing to its new location on Third Street, featuring the paintings and illustrations of Davis High School junior Gregory Shilling-Goins …

Rural, urban landscapes collide at ArtAbout

Davis Downtown welcomes first-time venue Avid Reader Active to the Second Friday ArtAbout. The bookstore at 605 Second St. will host a fundraiser for Da Vinci Charter Academy. There will be a mix of nature and urban photography along with paintings from watercolor to acrylic on display, with all works produced by Da Vinci student […]

November 07, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Artober concludes with El Dia de los Muertos celebration

Artober — a monthlong celebration of the arts — comes to a festive conclusion on Wednesday with Davis Downtown’s observance of El Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead. The Mexican holiday brings together families and friends to remember and celebrate the lives of those who have died. A community altar will be built […]

October 28, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Artober: It’s time to get ready for Halloween!

A creative workshop with artist Heidi Bekebrede, two Halloween family shows with Voice of the Wood and the Davis Shakespeare Ensemble’s presentation of “Macbeth: The Radio Play” highlight this week of Artober, a monthlong arts celebration in Davis.

This week’s schedule includes:

* Sunday, 1-3 p.m.: Author SF Chapman presents “I’m Here to Help” at The Avid Reader, 617 Second St.

Artober gets revved up with Second Friday ArtAbout

Artober festivities amp up with the Second Friday ArtAbout, a monthly evening of art viewing and artists’ receptions at galleries and businesses in Davis. Coordinated by the Davis Downtown, all events are free and open to the public. Many include complimentary refreshments and opportunities to chat with featured artists. For more information about Davis Downtown and ArtAbout, […]

October 09, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Artober features concerts, art tours, author readings

Davis Downtown is unleashing 31 straight days of creativity during the business association’s first-ever monthlong Artober. The Pence Gallery is showcasing an open artist studio setting all month long, the Mondavi Center at UC Davis will dedicate every performance in October to Artober and various stores downtown will feature art or other artistic performances. This […]

October 07, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

ArtAbout heats up a cool summer evening

As the summer nights begin to cool off, the Davis Downtown Summer Concert Series will heat things up at the Second Friday ArtAbout on Friday with Hardwater from 7 to 9 p.m. on the E Street Plaza, in the 200 block of Second Street in downtown Davis. Also on the E Street Plaza, the Pamela […]

September 12, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Get a taste of art, music and poetry downtown

A jazz concert by the Crazy Eights, live art demonstrations, refreshments and lots of great art will be featured at the July Second Friday ArtAbout on Friday evening. All events are free. In addition, the downtown Summer Sidewalk Sales start Friday and continue throughout the weekend. The E Street Plaza, in the 200 block of E […]

July 11, 2012 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

Watch artists paint a mural during Second Friday ArtAbout

Two new venues — Yolo Federal Credit Union and U.S. Bank — join the monthly Second Friday ArtAbout this month. The event features artists’ receptions at galleries and businesses in downtown Davis and beyond. All events are free and open to the public; many include complimentary refreshments and opportunities to talk with featured artists. Live […]

June 05, 2012 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

Feeling cooped up? Enjoy a clucking good time at ArtAbout

May’s Second Friday ArtAbout focuses on “Chickens, Barnyards & Bicycles!” in honor of the Tour de Cluck: A Bicycle Chicken Coop Crawl, which also will feature a silent art auction on Saturday, May 26, in Central Park. The ArtAbout is a monthly evening of art viewing and artists’ receptions at galleries and businesses in cowntown Davis and […]

May 10, 2012 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

New downtown spaces debut at Second Friday ArtAbout

This month’s Second Friday ArtAbout features the debut of Open Door Art Studios in Court ‘N’ Cedar, 231 G St., a grassroots project that gives local artists a place to create and share their work, and The Work Shop, 213 E St., Suite F, a drop-in work space for anyone who needs to work on various […]

April 11, 2012 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

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