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Local talent spotlighted at Second Friday ArtAbout

Davis’ wide variety of talents will be showcased at the Second Friday ArtAbout, with the spotlight shining on work by instructors at the Davis Arts Center, art committee members at International House, team members of Hallmark Inn, luthier students at Fretted Strings and regional and young artists at the Pence Gallery. The new Couleurs Vives Art Gallery and Studio and Radiate […]

Sidewalk Sale goes along with ArtAbout

Locals can get into the summer groove with hot sales, great art and live music at the Second Friday ArtAbout and Downtown Summer Sidewalk Sale.

The three-day, outdoor sale, which starts Friday, features 32 sizzling block of bargains, piggybacking on the monthly artwalk sponsored by Davis Downtown.

This month’s ArtAbout will feature 24 galleries and businesses that will host a variety of pop-up art shows, artist’s receptions, live music and performances. E Street Plaza will be loud and rockin’ with live music by RockBand University’s Summer Rock Band Camp youth bands.

Second Friday ArtAbout is all about collaboration

Davis businesses are getting creative with multi-artist and multi-media receptions at this month’s Second Friday ArtAbout, with 24 exhibits open the public and 13 of those featuring collaborative shows. Art lovers can see a variety of media this month, including repurposed, mosaic furniture and ceramics by Eileen Hendren and Deborah Hill at The Artery; quilts, kombucha, […]

June 10, 2015 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

May’s ArtAbout is a wheely big show

May is National Bike Month, and the Second Friday ArtAbout is getting in the spirit. Visitors who want to join Friday’s art walk are asked to bicycle downtown to explore 28 venues of art. In addition, Fretted Strings, the Hattie Weber Museum, The Paint Chip and Radiate Art will have bike-themed exhibitions, in the form […]

May 07, 2015 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Spring fever fuels Second Friday ArtAbout

New ArtAbout venues are springing up all over downtown this month. Six businesses are brand-new to the second Friday event: Indigo Architects, Pomegranate Salon, SynRG: Arts and Wellness, Café 110, The Root of Happiness and Tucos. Including these new locales, there will be 31 venues to experience new artists, music, dance performances, group art shows […]

April 08, 2015 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Park and ride to enjoy Second Friday ArtAbout

Pop-up art shows, refreshments, live music, art demonstrations, performances and more are the highlight of the Second Friday ArtAbout on Friday throughout Davis. Twenty-six venues will host exhibits, including two new locations — Ken’s Bike Ski Board and Davis Makerspace Collaborative. At Ken’s, 650 G St., visitors can enjoy realistic, vivid and surreal watercolors by […]

March 11, 2015 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

February’s ArtAbout is all about love

The Second Friday ArtAbout takes on a Valentine’s Day theme this month, with a special artwalk featuring love- and heart-themed art.

Several businesses are hosting receptions with valentine treats such as ice cream, chocolate, cookies and roses. A total of 28 venues altogether will host art shows and live music plus refreshments.

In addition, downtown Davis plans an open house Friday evening, with participating businesses keeping their doors open later, offering refreshments, entertainment and discounts. From 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., DJ Digby will be spinning tunes, and a free Valentine’s Day photo booth by Giggle and Riot will be set up for everyone to use at the E Street Plaza.

Make the ArtAbout part of your fitness routine

If you have a resolution to be more active this year, then make it a goal to walk, power-walk or bike to all of the 24 Second Friday ArtAbout venues on Friday evening. ArtAbout venues are concentrated in downtown Davis, but a few are outside the core.

Since this is a self-guided tour, you can customize the artwalk to your taste. But if you’re looking for a little more guidance, Davis Odd Poets are putting on a walking poetry tour that starts at 6 p.m. in front of Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St.

The evening features pop-up art shows, live music, refreshments and artists’ receptions. All events are free and open to the public. For more information, visit DavisDowntown.com or email [email protected]

Lights will be ablaze for Second Friday ArtAbout

December’s Second Friday ArtAbout on Friday will be a bright evening featuring new artists, new participating businesses, live music and twinkle lights throughout downtown Davis. As part of Davis Downtown’s Light Up the Holidays, several downtown businesses will keep their lights on and holiday décor up for the community to enjoy. All are invited to […]

December 11, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Art, music, refreshments featured at Second Friday ArtAbout

Art lovers will get their fill this week during the Second Friday ArtAbout, a free monthly artwalk in downtown Davis and beyond. A total of 32 venues are participating this month, with many featuring live music and refreshments. For more information or to get a copy of the ArtAbout guide, visit DavisDowntown.com or email [email protected] Receptions […]

November 12, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Fall for the arts this October

Fall for the Arts, a monthlong celebration of arts and culture, is taking place throughout October in Davis, featuring art openings, free dance classes, live music, art and craft festivals and cultural events. On Friday, art will be in the spotlight during the monthly Second Friday ArtAbout, hosted by Davis Downtown. Six new venues join […]

October 08, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

September’s ArtAbout grows in all directions

Davis Downtown’s September Second Friday ArtAbout has depth and variety to its offerings, with 32 locations putting art on full display. Residents can enjoy a variety of exhibits, receptions, an art auction, a film screening, living art and multi-media shows throughout Davis on Friday, Sept. 12. Three new venues — Café 110, Primary Concepts and Pamela […]

September 10, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

ArtAbout is bigger than ever in August

Davis Downtown’s August Second Friday ArtAbout will be huge. Thirty businesses, galleries and art co-ops will be participating, including first-time host Putah Creek Winery.

The winery, 110 F St., will be offering 10 percent off bottles all night, and will have Darlene Riel’s colorful photography of an “Intimate Europe” on display.

Second Friday ArtAbout is a free, monthly evening of art viewing and artists’ receptions at galleries and businesses in Davis.

For more information about Davis Downtown and ArtAbout and to find a copy of the …

Beat the summer sizzle with a cool ArtAbout

Get into the summer groove with hot sales, great art and live music. This month, downtown Davis’ traditional sidewalk sales coincide with the Second Friday ArtAbout on Friday evening. The ArtAbout is a monthly evening of art viewing and artists’ receptions at galleries and businesses in Davis, featuring 29 venues for guests to enjoy for free. […]

July 10, 2014 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,
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