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Lauren Keene

Start the new year with some art in your life

Guests at Friday’s Second Friday ArtAbout, the first of the new year, will find everything from unusual abstractions to intricate sculptures, and whimsical illustrations to home-grown live music. The free, monthly, self-guided artwalk is sponsored by Davis Downtown. Galleries and businesses in Davis host a variety of pop-up art shows, live music, performances and artists’ receptions […]

January 06, 2016 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Downtown lights up for Second Friday ArtAbout

December’s Second Friday ArtAbout will be bright and cheery as downtown is illuminated with twinkle lights and decorations for the holiday season. Guests will enjoy new venues, live music and refreshments at the monthly art walk on Friday evening. For more information about the free event, visit DavisDowntown.com, and for a copy of the Second Friday […]

December 09, 2015 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Fall into art at Second Friday celebration

Shake off the chilly fall weather with some warm conversation, tasty treats, a glass of wine and lots of art at the Second Friday ArtAbout on Friday evening. New to the free, self-guided art walk is a collaboration between Armadillo Music and KDRT radio. KDRT, 95.7 FM, will broadcast live from the Armadillo Music stage, featuring […]

November 12, 2015 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Take a self-guided art walk on Friday

Davis residents are invited to “Fall for the Arts” all month long, with a celebration of arts, entertainment and culture hosted by Davis Downtown. A big part of that celebration is the Second Friday ArtAbout, which this month features 28 venues hosting art, the artists, live music and refreshments. For more information, visit DavisDowntown.com, and for […]

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

Second Friday artwalk is all about diversity

September’s Second Friday ArtAbout will showcase diverse forms and styles of art in several collaborative shows, unusual solo exhibitions and even live drawings at Cork It Again Wine Seller and Logos Books.

There will be jewelry and abstracts at The Artery, whimsical illustrations at The Paint Chip, black walnut and flameworked glass light pieces at Putah Creek Winery, surrealist figurative paintings at SynRG: Arts and Wellness and lots more throughout the walk, which takes place Friday.

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 […]

August 13, 2015 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

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 ,
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