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Downtown Davis welcomes students, hosts fall events open to all

Special to The Enterprise With “Downtown UC Davis Guides” in hand, new and returning students are already descending upon downtown, eager to discover shops, restaurants and services through self-guided tours. The brochures will be the first of a variety of doings designed to draw students, visitors and locals to shop and dine downtown this fall. […]

Second Friday ArtAbout features art, music, conversation

The thermometer may not show it, but summer is nearing an end, and so is the live music on the E Street Plaza that accompanies the Second Friday ArtAbout receptions at galleries and businesses in downtown Davis and beyond. Many receptions feature complimentary refreshments and opportunities to talk with featured artists. In addition, many venues […]

Davis Art Center exhibits images of grief

Immediately following the events of 9/11, “missing persons” signs covered New York City — later becoming shrines to the victims of the horrific events. According to local artist and Davis Art Center patron and teacher Marcia Ruth, these shrines — though temporary — continue to act as the emblematic artwork associated with the tragedy, living […]

Teen bands attack summer’s end with DAC concert

Check it out What: DAC Summer Attack! teen concert When: 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20 Where: Davis Art Center, 1919 F St. Cost: $7 admission plus entry into raffle or $5 for admission to concert only. Food and refreshments will be available for purchase at snack bar. Info: (530) 756-4100; www.davisartcenter.org Five teen bands will […]

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Meet artists, hear music at Second Friday ArtAbout

Listen in E Street Plaza, 7-9 p.m.: Frankie and the Fabletones will bop, hop, twist and shout their way through hits from the ’50s and ’60s. From 6 to 7 p.m., Fabletones singers will perform a cappella at surprise locations throughout downtown Additional live music will be at the following downtown venues: Armadillo Music, 205 F […]

Davis Art Center’s Junk 2 Genius features more junk, teams and treasure

Special to the Enterprise For one night out the year, the Davis Art Center becomes a bustling recycling facility. Only instead of melting down bottles and cans, community members are diving into piles of trash and quickly churning out elaborate and inventive sculptures — things like whales, mini-rollercoasters and quirky creatures. Junk 2 Genius 2011 […]

Fricker exhibit showcases narrative landscape photos

 See it yourself What: “Father & Son: Culture in the Landscape,” photography by Geoff Fricker Sr. and Geoff Fricker Jr. When: July 27-Sept. 6; a Second Friday ArtAbout reception runs from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12 Where: Tsao Gallery, Davis Art Center, 1919 F St. Gallery hours: 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 9:30 a.m.-5 […]

Meet the talent at Second Friday ArtAbout

Tunes, too From 6 to 8 p.m. Friday on the E Street Plaza, the Crazy Eights will perform their own arrangements of swing, blues, mambo and traditional jazz songs. Live music also is planned at Armadillo Music, 205 F St.; The Artery, 207 G St.; French Cuff Consignment, 130 G St.; Logos Books, 513 Second St.; […]

International artists exhibit at Davis Art Center

By Melanie Glover Aligning with our mission to provide local artists with an outlet for sharing creative projects, the Davis Art Center is proud to present “Drawing Variations,” a video art and print-making exhibition featuring innovative works of 18 artists from across the globe, curated by Davis resident Joanna Kidd. The exhibit takes place in […]

Second Friday ArtAbout tickles several senses

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 […]

Technique, trust and laughter are key to ballet production

Details What: “La Fille Mal Gardee,” presented by ballet students of Hanneke Lohse When: 7:30 p.m. Friday, 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 12:30 and 5:30 p.m. Sunday Where: Veterans’ Memorial Theatre, 203 E. 14th St. Tickets: $12 at the door, or in advance at the Davis Art Center office, 1919 F St. Info: (530) […]

Art will be all about us on Friday

Downtown Davis and outlying areas will be abuzz with activity Friday evening as a record number of Davis galleries and businesses host receptions as part of the monthly Second Friday ArtAbout. All events are free and open to the public. Many include refreshments, live music and art demonstrations. For more information, visit http://www.davisdowntown.com or email [email protected] […]

Feats of clay will be missed

After teaching clay for 45 years at the Davis Art Center, Clarice Baker (“Mrs. Baker” to her students) is retiring in June. Current and former students, parents, colleagues and members of the public are invited to a retirement party on June 3 in Baker’s honor hosted by DAC staff and Baker’s daughters, Laura Baker-Averett and […]

Food, fun and art at Second Friday ArtAbout

The Davis Downtown Business Association is hosting a whopping list of 25 events Friday evening at participating galleries and businesses as part of the monthly Second Friday ArtAbout. Interested visitors can print out a map and schedule of receptions at http://www.davisdowntown.com. The ArtAbout is a monthly evening — roughly 5:30 to 9 p.m. — of […]

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